Little Dipper™ Processor for G-Banding

The SciGene Little Dipper Processor for GTG Banding [Ord. 1080-70-2 (220V)] provides precisely controlled automation staining processing steps used with GTG banding of chromosomes on slides. The robotic system controls staining, wash, agitation, time and buffer temperatures for processing batches of up to 24 slides following optimized protocols. The system eliminates messy jars, waterbaths and staining dishes used in manual methods, freeing up valuable technician time.

Applications & Benefits

Precise control of timing and washing movement is critical for obtaining consistent low backgrounds and good contrast staining. The instrument is designed for use by CLIA-certified labs with a built-in system for verifying and calibrating accurate conditions.
After filling baths, and activating stir bars, slides are loaded into either a 12 or 24-position rack and mounted onto the robotic arm. Staining and washing action is achieved through the movement of the robotic arm and stir bar vortex. The instrument performs programmed wash and dry steps and holds the slides in the dark ready for imaging. The simplicity of design makes training a snap and ensures consistent day-to-day results by different operators.
Validated protocols for GTG banding are preprogrammed including a centrifugation step to dry the slides and keep them in the dark until further processing. Users may also create custom protocols to meet special conditions for other probes.
The Little Dipper Processor is ready to use for processing slides for FISH and also microarrays for laboratories that offer aCGH as a diagnostic tool. The system automates the post-hybridization steps used with Agilent, Illumina, Roche/NimbleGen, Signature-Select® and self-spotted arrays.

Ordering Information

Little Dipper Processor for FISH, 230V.1080-70-2Please contact us
Manual Microarray Washing Kit. Includes three standard baths (670 ml) and 12-position slide rack with handle, for standard 3 inch slides.1080-10-6Please contact us
Stir bars for Little Dipper standard baths, 10/PK.1080-11-0119,00 €
Little Dipper Software Upgrade (currently version 1.4) - requires touchscreen to be returned to factory1080-15-0297,00 €
Slide Rack, 24-Position for standard 3 inch slides. Does not include handle.1080-20-0326,00 €
Slide Rack, 24-Position for standard 3 inch slides. Includes handle1080-20-5445,00 €
Absorbent Pads for Slide Rack Buckets, 4-Position (Hybex) and 24-Position, 25/PK.1080-21-030,00 €
Absorbent Pads for Slide Rack Buckets, 12-Position, 25/PK.1080-21-130,00 €
Slide Rack Bucket for Samples, green. For Hybex and 24-Position racks.1080-22-1178,00 €
Slide Rack Bucket for Balance, red. For Hybex and 24-Position racks.1080-22-2178,00 €
Spacer for Rack Bucket, 2/PK. Fits Hybex and 24-Position racks.1080-22-389,00 €
Slide Rack Bucket for Samples, green. For 12-position racks.1080-23-1178,00 €
Slide Rack Bucket for Balance, red. For 12-position racks.1080-23-2178,00 €
Spacer for Rack Bucket, 2/PK. Fits 12-Position racks.1080-23-389,00 €
Handle for Hybex 4-Position or Little Dipper 24-Position Slide Racks.1080-24-0119,00 €
24 Slide Rack Kit. Includes two 24-position slide racks, centrifuge buckets (red/green), spacers and absorbent pads.*1080-25-01.364,00 €

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