ASPIRATION MANIFOLD, 96 Channel, 96 Well, Standard or Deep Well Plate, or SLAS Tubes or Vials Rack, 19 Gauge, Stainless Steel Tubes, 42mm Long, 9mm Center Spacing, Polypropylene, Chemically Resistant (Hexane, Heptane, IPA, Methylene Chloride, Chloroform), Spring-loaded Base with Microplate Positioning Slot, Adjustable Height
The VP 177A-Series is a side-loading manifold with springs that hold the 96 tube manifold up while the microplate is slid in from the side. Once in place, the manifold is pressed down by hand and tubes aspirate the liquid from the microplate. The bottom position of the tubes is determined by the 3-stop adjustment bolts. The adjustment on these bolts can be precisely determined for critical applications such as setting the distance above a pellet. If you are aspirating above a pellet this is the system for you. The flexibility of setting the lower Z position is very useful. This system is much faster and easier (one-hand operation) to operate. If you have many plates to aspirate this is the system of choice.
V&P produces a wide variety of wands and manifolds to aspirate or dispense sterile media, assay buffers, and other liquids into standard or deep well microplates. We also make manifolds to evaporate liquids. The wands and manifolds are constructed of rugged clear polycarbonate or polypropylene (black or white) and stainless steel tubes. The single-bore wands are autoclavable and come with either tapered or Female Luer ends.
The polycarbonate manifolds are not autoclavable and have Female Luer connectors. We also offer polypropylene manifolds (black) which are autoclavable and resistant to organic solvents like DMSO. The manifolds have been developed for 24, 48, 96, and 384 well microplates as well for Gen-Probe assay plates and vials. It is very easy to attach these manifolds to an aspiration line by simply cutting off the finger tangs of a 1 to 3 ml plastic syringe then slipping your vacuum line over the syringe barrel and connecting the Female Luer on the manifold to the syringe nozzle. We also make custom manifolds for aspirating deep well plates and micro-centrifuge tubes.
Another solution is to use Male Luer Lok fittings to connect to the hose system. We are now providing male Luer Lok fittings with 3 different sized hose barb connectors (5/32″ – 4 mm, 3/16″ – 4.75 mm, and 1/4″ – 6.25 mm) at no extra charge with each Luer Lok equipped manifold and wand we sell. We do everything we can to make it easy for our customers.
Applications of V&P Scientific’s Aspiration Manifold
The removal or aspiration of liquid from microplates, tubes, or vials is an important aspect of processing many different assay protocols. V&P Scientific has worked closely with many scientists to develop new aspiration applications for over 40 years. We have solved many problems and feel that one of our 70 different aspiration manifolds may be the solution for your new protocol.
The following examples show how two of our customers used our VP 177A-1 (96 needle aspiration manifold) to solve their aspiration needs.
The University of California, Riverside in Collaboration with USAID, presented a poster at Plant & Animal Genome 2015. The following V&P Scientific products were used for their research on DNA isolation of cowpea samples: VP 177A-1, VP 177AD-1, VP 177A-1B, VP 771MDWM-1,
Their experimental kit was able to process 96 samples in 6 hours, whereas a standard kit has a run time of approximately 3 hours for only 24 samples. The experimental magnetic bead kit also yielded an 18% decrease in cost compared to the Standard Kit. See Poster.
Another of our customers from the University of Alberta compared the VP 177A-1 aspirator to a Flick washing system and found the VP 177A-1 aspirator to be more sensitive and more reproducible. They also found that the VP 177A-1 is less likely to create potentially biohazardous aerosols. See the results of their study.
If you have a unique application, let us know and we will make a custom aspiration manifold for you.
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