Running your ELISA assays without automation requires an hour or more of your attention, making it difficult to plan other important activities while your assay is in process.
The Crocodile is a bench-top device automating any ELISA, by integrating 5 individual instruments into a single system :
- Reader in a single system.
Reduce your assay time and focus on other important activities in you lab.
A COMPACT WORKSTATION THAT FITS ANYWHERE:
Crocodile is only 26.5 cm wide. With all reagent bottles placed to the left of the instrument, it requires no more than 40 cm of bench space – the width of a typical ELISA reader.
WALK AWAY AUTOMATION:
the workstation is designed for truly unattended operation. Simply insert the sample microplate which includes standards and samples, choose the assay protocol and leave the work to Crocodile.
EASY HARDWARE SETUP:
all functional modules are housed in one compact box. Simply connect the unit with the power outlet and a notebook or desktop computer and you are all set for analysis. The tubing for wash and waste liquids is preinstalled, ready to be introduced into the wash and waste bottles.
in everyday use, preparing to use Crocodile won´t give you any headaches. Wash, waste, and reagent bottles are readily accessible, right next to the instrument. The instrument is ready for start-up within minutes.
EASY MAINTENANCE AND RELIABLE SERVICE:
flushing of the system and routine replacement of the tubing is made easy by the intuitive design of Crocodile. Trained technical staff are available to help if needed, and after-warranty service agreements are available in most geographical locations – to ensure trouble-free operation over the lifetime of the instrument.
AN OPEN SYSTEM:
Crocodile will adapt to any 96 well assay. Crocodile’s strength is its versatility. Not only can it be used as a powerful and flexible assay processor, offering unattended performance, its functions also can be used to replace individual devices such as plate washers and plate readers (5-in-one version).
VALIDATION MADE EASY:
the validation performance of Crocodile is supported by our 3Q Package: Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification and Performance Qualification steps are performed according to detailed instructions provided. The results are documented in checklists according to the specific features of the instrument.
the user-friendly software easily adapts to any 96 well assay protocol. The five different functions can be in any sequence, one or several times each (for example one to four dispensing steps or multiple washing steps). Setting of each step is flexible and intuitive. Once you have chosen an assay protocol, the screen will show a graphic of the entire assay schedule, as it will be performed by Crocodile. The additional MikroWin software is available when quantitative and qualitative data reduction is needed. Applications All life science applications requiring microplate dispensing, washing, shaking with or without incubation, and absorbance reading (5-in-one version).
Processing of complete assays with or without reading such as:
- LIA / CLIA
- hybridization assays
- arrays of antigen / antibodies / nucleic acid in microplates