The mainstay of HTB unit's technology is a diverse and versatile collection of liquid handling instruments. Together with various signal detection and measurement instruments, they allow for carrying out automated large scale experiments to  investigate a wide range of biological questions.

In addition to a full scale service for our customers, HTB provides access to its instrumets for those investigators who know how to use them and willing to do the experiments by themselves. Please contact Dr. Jani Saarela for details.

Liquid handling instruments at HTB

HTB liquid handling instruments

Labcyte Access robotic system

This automated setup is used for creating assay plates with chemicals and/or siRNAs.

  • Labcyte Echo 550 -acoustic dispenser (2.5 nl droplet)
  • Labcyte Echo 525 -acoustic dispenser (25 nl droplet)
  • Nexus XPeel -plate peeler
  • Agilent Plateloc -plate sealer
  • Agilent V-spin -centrifuge
  • Labcyte Deerac LX -bulkfiller (4 liquid channels)
  • Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 -plate hotel

Beckman Coulter Biomek FXP -pipetting robot (stand-alone instrument)

HighRes Biosystems automated A-cell screening platform

This automated setup is designed for running fully automated screens with cell or biochemistry based assays including siRNA and/or chemicals.

  • HRB A-cell arm to move plates
  • HRB Picoserve plate hotel
  • HRB Delidding stations
  • Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi nl bulk dispenser
  • Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi bulk dispenser
  • Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 plate incubator for cells
  • Thermo Scientific Cytomat 24 plate hotel
  • FritzGyger Certus Flex bulk dispenser
  • Brooks XPeel -plate peeler
  • Agilent Plateloc -plate sealer
  • Agilent V-spin –centrifuge
  • BioTek EL406 plate washer-dispenser
  • BioTek MultiFlo FX RAD dispenser
  • BMG Labtech Pherastar FS multimode platereader
  • Labcyte ECHO 550/525 optional integration


Measurement and detection instrumentation at HTB

HTB assay readouts instrumentation


Microscopes and Plate readers

  • BMG Pherastar FS -plate reader (two devices)
  • BioTek Cytation 5 -plate reader and microscope

Other equipment

  • The Aushon Biosystems 2470 -Arrayer
  • BioTek EL406 -plate washer/dispenser
  • Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi -dispenser (*3)
  • Roylan developments StoragePod chemical storage system
  • Agilent bar code labeler
  • Roche Lightcycler 480 II
  • Other small equipment (plate shaker, cell incubators, centrifuges, etc)
  • Intellicyte iQue Screener PLUS
  • Intellicyte IQue Screener HD