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BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. The unique plate carrier design of BioStack brings unprecedented transfer speeds to increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows both with and without plate lids. BioStack 4 has a rotational gripper for ergonomically friendly instrument panel access. Automate washing and liquid handling processes with BioStack and the 405™ Touch, 405 LS, EL406™ or MultiFlo™ FX with 24-, 48-, 96-, 384- and 1536-well plates along with other formats up to 22 mm in height. The patent pending BioStack 4 offers plate de-lidding and re lidding capability, ideal for sensitive cell-based assays. Walk-away batch microplate reading is also easily accomplished with BioTek’s Synergy™ line of multi-mode readers and Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, along with the Eon™, Epoch™ and PowerWave™ HT microplate spectrophotometers, operating through Gen5™ PC software. The basic model BioStack can be integrated to MicroFill™ dispensers and Precision™ pipetting systems. BioStack models are available with 10, 30, or 50 microplate storage stacks, all removable and interchangeable to accommodate individual throughput needs. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!


De-lidding and re-lidding capability

All BioStack models offer fast plate transfers to and from the integrated imager, multi-mode reader or liquid handling system. The new, patented BioStack 4 model offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays.

BioStack 4

Fast plate transfers with BioStack Neo

BioStack Neo is specifically designed to integrate with Synergy Neo2 for the fastest plate processing, facilitating high throughput requirements. BioStack Neo is a robust, compact system for up to 50 plates.

BioStack Neo

Re-stacking for complete automation

No need for excessive manual plate handling. BioStack is programmable to restack plates to the source stack, providing complete process automation even for long-term kinetic runs.

Convenient re-stacking for complete automation of endpoint and kinetic processes

Removable, exchangeable stacks

10, 30 and 50 plate stacks are available for use with BioStack to accommodate varying throughput requirements. Stacks are easily exchanged among multiple BioStacks in the lab, for maximum flexibility. The smaller stacks are compact to fit within a biosafety enclosure, and 50 plate stacks provide high throughput, walkaway automation.


Compact footprint

BioStack integrated to BioTek’s readers, imagers, washers or dispensers use minimal benchspace and are easily disconnected and moved as your lab space or layout changes. The integrated system can also fit conveniently within a biosafety enclosure to facilitate sensitive workflows.


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