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Compact entry-level picolitre dispensing instrument

  • An entry-level liquid handling and dispensing instrument, the Pico E is suitable for research and low-volume production.
  • Pico E Entry level microdispensing system

Flexible non-contact ultra-low volume dispensing system for R&D.

The Pico E system is an automated, non-contact microdispensing instrument designed for ultra-low volume applications. It excels in dispensing proteins, antibodies, DNA, living cells, radioactive isotopes, nanomaterials, viscous solutions and more. This open-access platform supports various target substrates –  ranging from glass slides and microtiter plates (96-well MTP) to nitrocellulose membranes or microneedles. The system can be equipped with all PolyPico microdispensers and is suitable for printing in any of the targets mentioned earlier. Compact, user-friendly, and flexible in its configuration, the Pico E system is an outstanding entry-level option for academia and R&D. It fits easily into most fume cupboards or laminar flow hoods requires no specialist installation, and allows users to be operational within an hour. Despite its entry-level designation, the Pico E upholds the high-quality standards of larger PolyPico instruments and requires minimal maintenance.

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Features & Benefits
Patented disposable dispensing cartridge technology
No cross-contamination and carry-over, change liquid samples in a matter of minutes, zero wastage of precious fluids, anti-clogging feature of the nozzle.
An open-platform design ensures maximum flexibility in the system layout and functionality, featuring a specialized target substrate or source holder. According to your application, the platform can operate with or without a cooled environment.
Ultra-low volume dispensing
The total volume range of the droplet is between 5 picoliters (pl) to 120 picoliters (pl), depending on the properties of the fluids.
Target alignment camera
Allowing precise point-and-shoot dispensing for simpler, fasted target alignment and inspection. (Optional).
Exceptional dispensing speed
Maximum dispensing rate 10,000Hz (drops per second).
Out-of-the-box ready
Simple and easy to use, ready to go out-of-the-box, in a compact benchtop footprint.
Ongoing software upgrades
Keep up to date with the latest features and capabilities. (Optional).
1-year & extended warranties
Includes a 1-year parts and labour, return to factory warranty. Option to extend the warranty for 3 to 5-years also available.
Robotics Accuracy
X,Y,Z resolution: 1µm
X and Y precision: +/- 50µm
Z precision: +/- 100µm
Generation 1: 545 x 435 x 400mm
Generation 2: 552 x 440 x 510mm
Open access platform
Working Area
130mm x 350mm
Number of SBS well plate holders
1 as standard (up to 4 possible)
Applications & Materials

The broad field of applications and variety of liquids include:

Proteins / Antibodies
Living cells
Sensors and Biosensors

Additions, upgrades and replacement parts.

A wide range of accessories including cameras, dispensing cartridges, dispensing heads and more.

Filling bridge with a cartridge for microdispensing applications
Product Range

Off-the-shelf, customized microdispensing instrument.

Pick an off-the-shelf microarray spotter or start to collaborate with our team of dispensing specialists to get the ideal solution for your ultra-low volume liquid applications.

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