FlexDrop™ iQNon-contact Dispenser

Rapid, Precise, & Flexible Dispensing

The FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser changes the game for simple, very small volume dispensing workflows. Where traditional liquid handlers require expertise and proprietary programming, the FlexDrop iQ instrument can be set-up and used in minutes. Small volume dispensing has often been performed with mechanical pipettors, but these can incorporate risk and inaccuracies due to human error. The FlexDrop iQ instrument can be programmed and run for small volume assays quicker and more reliably than manual pipetting. The Flexdrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser provides rapid, precise, and flexible dispensing from up to 96-source wells into 96, 384, or 1536 well plates with a dead volume of 1 μL. This platform redefines low volume dispensing automation by providing any lab with the means to precisely dispense as low as 8 nL with the push of a button.

Generating individual droplets between 8 to 50 nanoliters (nL) in size at 100 droplets per second, researchers can quickly automate their low volume dispensing workflows with ease. The FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser uses positive pressure and droplet verification to achieve highly reliable and accurate liquid transfers.

  • A dead volume of 1 μL to conserve precious reagents such as NGS or qPCR

  • Built-in droplet verification to guarantee experimental reproducibility such as with NGS or qPCR assays

  • The ability to transfer any volume from any source well to any destination well for seamless gradient formation in the context of assay development, optimization, or high-throughput screening

  • Automation and robot compatible

  • A less than 8% CV when dispensing 8-100 nL and less than 5% CV when dispensing above 100 nL

FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Well Plate Time to Dispense 10 nL (seconds)
96 10
384 20
FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser

Empower Your High-Throughput Genomics With Microdispensing Technology

The FlexDrop™ iQ™ Non-contact Dispenser precisely delivers small volumes of reagents for NGS library construction, drastically reducing cost by eliminating reagent waste and facilitating reaction miniaturization. This instrument is ideal for:

  • Dispensing mastermix, probe and primer dispensing in high-throughput PCR
  • Dispensing beads, buffers and enzymes into medium to high-throughput NGS such as NEXTFLEX® NGS kits

Enhance Your Drug Discovery Process

The FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser can greatly reduce the cost and time associated with the drug discovery process. It works well with HTRF® and ALPHALISA® kits, & can be utilized in many vital tasks such as:

  • Gradient dispensing for design of experiments (DOE) workflows in assay development
  • Reagent additions for fluorescent and cell-based assays for high-throughput screening
  • Dispensing compounds to assay plates
  • Transferring libraries of interfering RNA for high throughput screening into assays or library plates
FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser
FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser

Intuitive & Streamlined Software
The FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser incorporates intuitive, streamlined software on an integrated touchscreen PC. The programming is beginner friendly and requires no previous programing knowledge or liquid handling expertise. Users can simply list reagents, assign transfer volumes to specific wells in the destination plate, and click “Run”. The software also supports importing custom CSV files for complex protocols.

The FlexDrop iQ Non-contact Dispenser enables reaction miniaturization with sub-microliter pipetting. This technology can drastically reduce the total volume of reagents required in many applications such as drug discovery and NGS library workflows and will help reduce cost by minimizing wasted reagents.

Never before has nanoliter scale pipetting been so accessible to anyone regardless of automation experience.

Part Number Description
CLS155018 FlexDrop iQ dispenser with large rervior (110-230 VAC)

  • FlexDrop iQ Instrument
  • (4) Power Cords (EU, UK, US, AU) Fuse change may be required.
  • Air tubing-6mm with Quick Connect to instrument and fitting to connect to house air or compressor
  • (4) Black adapter plates (1,2,4 & 8 mm) – for target plate heights
  • FlexDrop iQ Source Well Plates, 80μL, Qty 20
  • Waste PCR Tubes
CLS156444 FlexDrop iQ Source Well Plates, 80μL, Qty 20