Random Colony Picking
Pick random colonies from circular, rectangular, or square plates to agar or liquid target plates. Customise your workflow with loads of sectoring, layout, and mixing options.
Pick colonies from user-defined locations and place them at user-defined positions. This is completely customisable, and can use several plate types. Select exact colony coordinates, or traditional well locations.
Image and detect your colonies of interest and export experimental data without running a workflow.
Pinpoint Picking Technology
in a few simple steps
Pinpoint picking technology can cope with any variation in agar height, automatically. PIXL detects the surface and regulates the contact pressure for every pick.
This ensures that every single colony on your plate is picked, without damaging, missing or splashing cells all over the place.
Step 1. Login
Each user can have their own passworded profile. PIXL remembers last used settings; stores templates and logs user actions and parameters.
Step 2. Select Source Plate
Petri or PlusPlate. Pick from the whole plate or define sectors of interest.
Step 3. Select Lighting Channel
Use white, or visualise tagged proteins under one of 5 fluorescent lighting channels.
Step 4. Detect Colonies
Filter hits based on: size, intensity, colour or circularity. Pick them all, or choose a sorted, or randomised subset.
Step 5. Select Target Plate
Select number of replicates; on any density, in any pattern, agar or liquid.
Step 6. Pick Colonies
Review your routine, estimated time and number of plates required, then press go and walk away.
Step 7. Export Data
Export your routine, colony information, and parameters as a CSV file.
Pick the hits that interest you
Capture high-resolution colony images using PIXL’s scientific grade, colour camera.
Trust your results
Sustain close to 100% picking accuracy with precision agar surface detection on every pick.
240VAC at 3 Amps, 100-240VAC Compatible
5MP (2448 x 2048) Resolution
16mm Autofocus Liquid Lens
21.5″, 1080p Full HD, LED-Backlit LCD Monitor
Edge-to-edge glass display with anti-glare
1x White Channel & 5x Fluorescence Channels
UV 1 (380-390
UV 2 (400-410
Blue (465-485 nm)
Cyan (490-510 nm)
Green (520-540 nm)
This is not a microscope! It is a colony picker. As such it will not detect sub-cellular or low levels of expression.
Over 33,000 sterile, disposable tips in a single, low-cost PickupLine. (That’s <2 cents per pick, cheaper than a pipette tip).
6-channel, flat-field SpectraStar™ incident illumination.
90% of the functionality can be learned in as little as 10 minutes. Lab automation should be accessible, long gone are the days of requiring specialist technicians.
Trace your Data
Trace everything with passworded user profiles.
Built with automation in mind. Check out PIXL with Momentum for walkaway automation.
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