seeking timely advice on microplate washer

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gbin
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seeking timely advice on microplate washer

I'm setting up a lab to perform steroid EIAs, and could really use advice on the selection of a whole-plate microplate washer. I tried googling to find folks' recommendations and warnings, but only found vague cautionary statements such as "there are some great washers out there, and some that are just garbage - and price isn't a good indicator of quality." The lab will belong to a non-profit with only a modest budget for this purpose, so cost is at least somewhat of an issue; I think maybe I can persuade them to spend as much as $5,000 or so if it seems warranted, though less would of course be better. :^ /

I'd appreciate any advice folks here can offer, from recommendations for/warnings against specific makes and models to general considerations to keep in mind while shopping - but I need the advice soon! If there's a different message board/website where you think I'll get more of a response, I'd appreciate hearing about that, too.

Thanks in advance!

gbin
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Dozens of views but no

Dozens of views but no replies? I guess this message board is a better idea in theory than in reality. Oh well.

In case anyone is interested, I've now received a handful of verbal recommendations from colleagues, all for electronic whole-plate microplate washers made by a single manufacturer - Dynex (aka Dynatech). I haven't yet figured out whether we can afford one of said washers, though. Maybe if I can find a used one in good condition...

Tracy
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gbin wrote:Dozens of views

gbin wrote:

Dozens of views but no replies? I guess this message board is a better idea in theory than in reality. Oh well.

In case anyone is interested, I've now received a handful of verbal recommendations from colleagues, all for electronic whole-plate microplate washers made by a single manufacturer - Dynex (aka Dynatech). I haven't yet figured out whether we can afford one of said washers, though. Maybe if I can find a used one in good condition...

Sorry for the late reply. Our lab has a Bio-Rad microplate washer. Don't know the price, but it works pretty well.

Vram
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gbin wrote:I'm setting up a

gbin wrote:

I'm setting up a lab to perform steroid EIAs, and could really use advice on the selection of a whole-plate microplate washer. I tried googling to find folks' recommendations and warnings, but only found vague cautionary statements such as "there are some great washers out there, and some that are just garbage - and price isn't a good indicator of quality." The lab will belong to a non-profit with only a modest budget for this purpose, so cost is at least somewhat of an issue; I think maybe I can persuade them to spend as much as $5,000 or so if it seems warranted, though less would of course be better. :^ /

I'd appreciate any advice folks here can offer, from recommendations for/warnings against specific makes and models to general considerations to keep in mind while shopping - but I need the advice soon! If there's a different message board/website where you think I'll get more of a response, I'd appreciate hearing about that, too.

Thanks in advance!

I definitely recommend the BioTek ELX405 series. I have 3 in my lab and they work great! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Timothy zhang
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sorry for my delay letter,if

sorry for my delay letter,if you want to buy the microplate reader from china,Pls contact me at:pt09@perlong.com.cn
i will supply you the detailed information upon receipt your further information