The unique architecture of the slotted ring magnet was designed with manual users in mind. It concentrates magnetic beads in opposing arches near the bottom of microplate wells. This allows greater flexibility in removing supernatants, thus minimizing inadvertent bead loss due to variations of individual pipetting techniques which improves overall application consistency.
Eliminate inadvertent bead aspiration
No. Catalyst magnet plates are designed for manual use. Customer feedback indicated that the additional ‘give’ of the plate upon tips reaching the bottom of the well afforded by Spring Cushion Technology was unnecessary when using manually.
Absolutely. While the slotted ring magnet format was designed to address manual user concerns, Catalyst plates have a standard SBS footprint and are fully compatible with most robotic platforms.
Please note that Catalyst plates do not have integrated Spring Cushion Technology which is beneficial when used on robotic platforms to compensate for Z’ position variability.