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Products - Microarrayers - SpotBot® 2 Upgrade

The world’s leading Personal Microarrayer approaching 400 installations worldwide!

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ArrayIt® offers an efficient and cost-effective way to upgrade all current SpotBot® Personal Microarray Systems including SpotBot®, SpotBot® Complete, and SpotBot® Protein Edition, for a fraction of the cost of a new SpotBot® 2 System. The SpotBot® 2 Upgrade includes complete disassembly, complete cleaning and refurbishing, and reassembly and testing. The Upgrade also includes an extensive list of software and hardware upgrades for increased printing precision, improved performance, enhanced Pin cleaning, and compatibility with sophisticated hardware offerings such as Peltier-based cooling, computer-controlled humidification, and other advanced features.  The SpotBot® 2 Upgrade is an excellent way to restore and improve the performance of your existing SpotBot®.  Improve your SpotBot® today!

SpotBot® 2 Upgrade Description:

  • Complete software and hardware upgrade for all SpotBot® Systems
  • Upgrade SpotBot®, SpotBot® Complete, and SpotBot® Protein Edition
  • Complete robot disassembly
  • Complete robot cleaning
  • Inspection and replacement of all worn parts (except Pins and Printheads)
  • Replacement of main CPU drive board
  • Replacement of motor drive boards
  • Motor and linear actuator re-greasing
  • Wash station replacement and upgrade
  • Robot housing cleaning and polishing
  • Complete reassembly
  • Complete system testing
  • Software version 3.5 and Mulitple Microarray Format Spocle Generator
  • Compatibility with sophisticated future hardware offerings including computer-controlled Peltier cooling, humidification, wash station megasonics and other features Microarrayer Megasonic Wash Station
  • Increased printing reliability
  • Increased printing precision
  • Better performance on extended print runs
  • Enhanced Pin cleaning for reduced cross-contamination
  • Restores and improves the performance of all SpotBot® Systems
  • Extends SpotBot® longevity at a fraction of the cost of SpotBot® 2
Figure 1. Microarray printed with dilutions of ArrayIt® Green540 and Red640 fluorescent dyes using a SpotBot® 2 Upgraded System equipped with four 946MP4 Pins and a 946PH4 Printhead. All samples were printed in quintuplicate at 200-µm center-to-center spacing on SuperAmine Substrates.  The uniformity of the rows and columns of printed spots reveals the excellent printing performance with the SpotBot® 2 Upgraded System.  The space bar denotes 500 µm in the image.


Figure 2.  Shown is a photograph of the SpotBot®2 Personal Microarrayer including the accessories. The translucent wash buffer reservoir, orange air compressor for the dry station, silver peristaltic pump for the wash station, silver megasonic power supply and humidification system including the orange air compressor, humidification reservoir and gray valve are shown correctly configured behind the instrument. The modular and compact accessories improve system utility and performance and simplify maintenance and repair. Inside the instrument, the microplate, L-bracket and temperature/humidity pen are visible.


Figure 3. Shown is a photograph of the SpotBot®2 Personal Microarrayer including the accessories. The translucent wash buffer reservoir, orange air compressor for the dry station, silver peristaltic pump for the wash station, silver megasonic power supply and humidification system including the orange air compressor and humidification reservoir are shown correctly configured behind the instrument. The COM cable, power supply, dry station fitting (red), wash buffer fitting (white), waste buffer outtake (blue), and humidification tubing are shown correctly attached to the back of the instrument. The modular and compact accessories design improves system utility and performance and simplifies maintenance and repair.

Scientific Publications
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Ordering Information

Product

Description

Catalog ID

Price (US Dollars)*

SpotBot® 2 Upgrade

Complete cleaning, complete refurbishing, and extensive software and hardware upgrade for all SpotBot® Systems including SpotBot®, SpotBot® Complete, and SpotBot® Protein Edition.  The Upgrade includes robot disassembly, robot cleaning, inspection and replacement of all worn parts (except Pins and Printheads), replacement and upgrading of main CPU drive board, replacement and upgrading of motor drive boards, motor and linear actuator re-greasing, wash station replacement and upgrading, robot housing cleaning and polishing, complete reassembly, complete system testing, software version 3.5, and compatibility with sophisticated future hardware offerings including computer-controlled Peltier cooling, humidification, wash station megasonics and other features.  The Upgrade provides increased printing reliability, increased printing precision, better performance on extended print runs, and enhanced Pin cleaning for reduced cross-contamination.  The Upgrade restores and improves the performance of all SpotBot® Systems, and extends SpotBot® longevity at a fraction of the cost of SpotBot® 2.

UG2S

The newest version of this product is UG3S

*For the most current pricing information, technical assistance, and shipping schedules please contact us by email arrayit@arrayit.com, telephone (408) 744-1331, FAX (408) 744-1711, or click on the purchase button above to proceed directly to the purchase page.

*International pricing may vary as much as 30% (or more depending on country) due to import duties, stocking fees and technical support.

*Add shipping and handling to all orders.

Warranty
Arrayit's SpotBot® 2 Upgrade Systems have been scientifically developed and manufactured using state-of-the-art procedures. All ArrayIt® products are sold for research purposes. Arrayit’s liability is limited to a full refund. Misuse of the product is not covered by Arrayit and is the full responsibility of the user.

 

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