Configurations

BioTX's WellAware Systems can be operated from a desktop PC with a water sealed monitor or ideally on a water resistant Slate PC. We have put together a number of system configurations based on the lab process to be performed. These preconfigured systems have the WellAware assessories and BioTX Lab Suite software modules required for the specified lab process.

WellAware Configurations
by Lab Process


    

Hardware
Configurations


 

Hit or Cherry
Picking System
Normalization
System
Rotary PCR
System
  WellAware
Mini Slate PC

 

 

Sample Sorting
System
PCR, Sequencing
& ELISA System
Forensic &
HLA System
   
 

 

Forensic &
Labeling System
Real Time PCR & 
Microarray System
Full
System
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hardware Configurations

 

WellAware™ Mini Slate PC

BioTX’s all-in-one industrial slate PC features a 12.1” wide screen display. It's sealed design is easily cleaned and disinfected with standard cleansers (IP52 rated for moisture and dust) and is ideal for laboratory environments. It also comes with a compact laptop stand and a flexible waterproof silicone USB keyboard. Comes with Windows XP Professional, MS Excel 2007 and the BioTX Lab Suite pre-installed and ready for use.

Specifications:

  • Display: 12.1" Wide Screen AAFS+ LED Backlight WXGA Display Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor @ 1.6GHz
  • Chipset: Intel® GS45 with graphics core running at 266MHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • OS: Windows® XP Professional
  • Software: MS Office 2007 Basic Edition
  • Storage System: 80GB hard drive
  • Network Interface: 10/100/1000 Ethernet & Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Expansion Slots: One Smart Card slot, One Express Card 34 slot
  • I/O Ports: Docking connector
  • 2-USB ports
  • 1-parallel port
  • 1-RJ45
  • 1-VGA port,
  • Audio ports (line-in / line-out)
  • Dimension: 12.7" x 9.09" x 0.90" (323mm x 231mm x 23mm)
  • Power Source: AC 100-240V
  • Power Consumption: Maximum 60WHr
  • Operating Temp.: Operation: +5°C to +45°C (+41°F to +113°F)
  • Humidity: 8% to 80% without condensation
  • Net weight: 3.6 lbs. with one battery

     


 

WellAware Configurations by Lab Process


Hit/Cherry Picking System 

Includes: WellAware Module and TipAware II

 

WA-105

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Cherry (or Hit) picking of 24 samples takes only four minutes, with no errors when using WellAware! You can sort and reformat blood cards, swabs, or any type of sample from tubes or microplates into any translucent microplate or rack. You can now have your own personal automation for much less than the cost of a robot. Our clients report their hit picking and sorting protocols now take half of the time it once did. Large time savings are achieved when pipetting from bar-coded vials into microplates since WellAware will accept vials scanned in any order and can handle multiple plates going into a single plate.
Using WellAware for Cherry Picking ensures operator pipetting mistakes are eliminated since the operator is always following the audible and visual prompts while controlling the pace hands-free with the TipAware II IR sensor.


Sample Sorting & Accessioning System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II and Barcode Imager

WA-125

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The WellAware™ Sample Sorting & Accessioning System is used to easily sort barcoded items like buccal swabs into microplates. Simply copy your barcode item list into WellAware along with the well location for each item in the plate and Run WellAware. The operator then scans the barcoded items in any order and the correct well will be illuminated for placement of that item.
Alternatively, an eSOP with placeholders for the barcodes can be run and WellAware will replace the placeholder with the scanned barcode. Once the plate is complete the data from the eSOP can be imported into LIMS or spreadsheets for accessioning of barcoded samples into a microplate.


PCR, Sequencing and ELISA System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II and Protocol Module

WA-225

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The WellAware™ PCR and Sequencing System makes creating and saving protocols a snap. Protocols are saved with standards and controls predefined for the plate type and protocol used. To start, a previously saved protocol is loaded, the sample IDs and reagent lot numbers are entered. The protocol is then printed for the lab notebook and a plate maps may be printed for additional documentation. A button is pressed to make the eSOP automatically. The eSOP is then opened in the WellAware Module at which point WellAware will proceed to guide the operator through each pipetting step of the eSOP™ protocol using voice and light cues. Navigator Bars light up the pipetting screen under each correct position for 24, 48, 96, or 384-well microplates.
If the protocol uses a Master Mix, WellAware will automatically calculate the volumes required to make the Master Mix from the number of samples added to the protocol. When the protocol is pipetted WellAware will prompt the operator to make the Master Mix at the beginning of the pipetting.


Normalization System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II and Norm Module

WA-245

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  • No PC Option 1 - Cat#: WA-240
  • No PC Option 2 - Cat#: WA-241
  • Slate PC - Cat#: WA-245 (Shown)

The WellAware™ Normalization System allows the operator to create electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOP's) for a variety of normalization and dilution situations. For example, the UV Spec Normalization wizard allows microplate or cuvette spectrophotometer users to input OD readings which WellAware then uses to calculate pipetting volumes. The Nanodrop™ Normalization wizard works directly with the ND-1000 to input sample concentrations and calculate the needed normalization volumes. The Real-Time PCR Norm wizard communicates with ABI 7000 series instruments to use the calculated concentrations to normalize samples into a microplate. To speed pipetting the volumes can be sorted so that all like volumes are pipetted together thus minimizing pipet adjustment and potential errors.


HLA & Forensic System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II, Norm Module and Protocol Module

WA-305

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The WellAware™ HLA & Forensic System includes the modules commonly used in tissue typing, HLA, or forensic laboratories. The Protocol Module is used to save protocols with standards and controls predefined for the plate type and protocol used. To start, a previously saved protocol is loaded, the sample IDs and reagent lot numbers are entered. The protocol is then printed for the lab notebook and plate maps may be printed for additional documentation. The Protocol Module can generate a plate map that can be imported into an ABI 7000 series real time PCR instrument, thus eliminating double entry of data. Finally, a button is pressed to make the eSOP automatically. The Protocol Module will automatically calculate the volumes required to make the Master Mix from the number of samples added to the protocol. The eSOP is then opened in the WellAware Module at which point WellAware will proceed to guide the operator through each pipetting step of the eSOP. When the protocol is pipetted, WellAware will prompt the operator to make the Master Mix at the beginning of the protocol.


The Norm Module’s "Real-Time PCR Norm" wizard communicates with ABI 7000 series instruments to use the calculated concentrations to normalize samples into a microplate. To speed pipetting, the volumes can be sorted so that all like volumes are pipetted together thus minimizing pipet adjustment and potential errors.


Real Time PCR & Microarray System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II, Norm Module, Protocol Module and PCR Cooling Plate

WA-325

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The WellAware™ Real Time PCR System includes a hands-free TipAware and WellAware screen on which plates or plate racks are placed and a cooling plate to prevent evaporation. The Real Time PCR & Microarray system includes software commonly used in research, production, forensic or DNA Identification laboratories. It includes our popular BioTX Lab Suite software module, used in every WellAware pipetting system, the Protocol Module, which allows the creation of complex protocols and detailed plate mapping, and the Norm Module, which allows the BioTX Lab Suite user to create electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOP's) for a variety of normalization and dilution situations.


Rotary PCR System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II, Norm Module, Protocol Module and Corbett GeneDisc™ Adapter

WA-345

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The WellAware™ Rotary PCR System includes a hands-free TipAware and WellAware screen on which plates or plate racks are placed and a rotary disk plate adapter. The Rotary PCR system includes software commonly used in research, production, forensic or DNA Identification laboratories using Corbett Gene-Disc™ PCR instrumentation. It includes our popular WellAware software module, used in every WellAware pipetting system, the Protocol Module, which allows the creation of complex protocols and detailed plate mapping, and the Norm Module, which allows the BioTX Lab Suite user to create electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOP's) for a variety of normalization and dilution situations.


Forensic with Labeling System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II, Norm Module, Protocol Module, Labeling Module, Barcode Imager and Barcode Printer

WA-405

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The WellAware™ Forensic with Labeling System includes the HLA & Forensic System components, a barcode imager, a thermal transfer label printer plus the Labeling Module. The Labeling Module allows the user to print and design plate or vial labels with linear or 2D barcodes.


Full System

Includes: WellAware Module, TipAware II, Norm Module, Protocol Module, Labeling Module, Barcode Imager, Barcode Printer and PCR Cooling Plate

WA-425

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The WellAware™ Full System includes software commonly used in research, production, forensic, RNA, HLA, or DNA Identification laboratories. It includes the full BioTX Lab Suite and our most popular accessories.