October 31, 2008, Lincoln, NE: LI-COR Biosciences now offers the LI-COR Blot Washer for automating the tedious process of blot washing and secondary antibody addition for Western blots. Providing consistent, reproducible incubation and wash cycles for one or multiple blots, the LI-COR Blot Washer is an easy to use liquid delivery and aspiration instrument featuring user-defined, preset wash cycles. Up to 20 presets can be stored in the Blot Washer memory with 1 to 4 individually configurable steps per cycle allowing users to accomplish any typical blot washing task automatically.
The LI-COR Blot washer improves reproducibility and productivity by increasing throughput and eliminating interruptions in workflows. Up to 4 blots can be simultaneously processed with the included quad harness. User defined parameters control volume of wash or other reagent dispensed, number and duration of washes, and aspiration of reagent waste.
An auxiliary dispense valve on the LI-COR Blot Washer ads flexibility to protocols. For example automated delivery of a secondary antibody or second wash buffer can be established as part of a pre-established wash cycle. The system includes a 140 ml syringe to dispense a secondary antibody and the auxiliary dispense valve can be set up to deliver a second wash buffer.
The LI-COR Blot Washer is part of a complete solution for Western Blotting from LI-COR Biosciences. LI-COR's Odyssey Infrared Imaging system provides a flexible, multifunctional platform to accommodate Western Blots and a variety of other imaging applications. The system currently has a strong presence in the fields of Proteomics, Genomics and In Vivo small animal imaging. LI-COR offers a complete line of IRDye® Infrared Dye reagents for proteomic, genomic, and molecular imaging applications.
LI-COR Biosciences is a leading manufacturer of near-infrared imaging systems and LI-COR IRDye Infrared Dye reagents for quantitative Western Blotting, small animal imaging, and DNA fragment analysis. The company also offers accessories and reagents for other detection types.
LI-COR pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence detection systems for DNA sequencing and today provides systems for drug discovery, protein research, small animal imaging, and undergraduate training. LI-COR instruments for photosynthesis, carbon dioxide analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network of distributors.