The Multiplate® Electronic pipette w/holder is an integral part of the Multiplate® system and is interfaced with the assay protocols programmed into the system software. At each step of the assay, the software prompts the user to add diluent (NaCl or NaCl/CaCl2), anticoagulated whole blood, or agonist. The visual, text prompt at each step indicates the specific reagent to add; the specific amount is controlled by the input detail of the system software. The user can also create unique assay protocols to fit to the reagents and volumes of interest.
The electronic pipette frees the user of continuously resetting pipette volume. It is designed to deliver from 10 µL to 300 µL and features a pipette tip eject button. The pipette contains a pipette filter to prevent contamination of the interior of the pipette and this filter is easily replaced by the user at regular intervals. Annual maintenance consists of volume verification done through the calibration services of the pipette manufacturer.