The JetSpyder™ is Arrayjet's patented sample loading device used in all Arrayjet microarrayers. Designed and manufactured at Arrayjet it enables the printhead to dispense multiple samples simultaneously, with minimal sample waste.
Iris™ Optical QC
Arrayjet has developed a dual-camera optical QC system, available now as an upgrade on the Marathon series of instruments.
The Iris™ system consists of twin cameras mounted on either side of the print head. Each camera captures images within 300 ms of sample deposition, moving across the printed slides in conjunction with the print head.
Images are processed in real time, detecting the presence of missing spots, artefacts, merged or misaligned features. Upon completion of the print run, print quality for each slide of the entire batch is reported. These images can be accessed immediately and also saved for future reference and traceability.
A final report will inform the user of the percentage of imperfections on a slide-by-slide basis.
Users have the option to select a threshold for quality of the printing. Percentage of missing spots and/or other defects can be chosen from the setup window before the printing starts.
Positional accuracy and spot diameter variations can also be reported, if requested.
Imaging and reporting of defects
The print quality report of each individual slide includes images of the printed spots captured in real time. The Command Centre software analyses each image and generates qualitative and quantitative data for any detected defects.
A global report for the quality of the whole manufacturing run is generated automatically and can be saved to ensure complete traceability of manufacturing runs.
The software highlights to the user the defects found and categorises the defect type such as missing spot, artefact, merging spots, satellites present or misalignment.
Integration of the Iris™ with Arrayjet Marathon instruments gives access to a reliable QC system for reliable high-throughput batch manufacturing.
High-throughput: Ultra Marathon Series
With the capability of producing the largest batch sizes on the market, the Ultra Marathon I and II are ideally-suited to high-throughput array manufacture, with optional modularity allowing system configuration to match desired output.
With unparalleled speed, both the Ultra Marathon I and II meet the production requirements of most bioarray formats, including slides (1000 per batch), microplates (200 per batch) and biosensors.
Multi-functional capabilities and tight environmental control make the Ultra Marathon range suitable for varied high-throughput applications, including but not limited to:
- Antigen discovery
- Biomarker screening
- Antibody validation
- Epitope mapping
- Small molecule library screening
- Hybridoma screening
- Gene expression profiling
- SNP analysis
- Host-pathogen interaction profiling
- Comprehensive microarray polymer profiling (CoMPP)
Ultra Marathon I & II
Ultra Marathon I: 6 plates Ultra Marathon II: 48 plates
Up to 100 slides
Up to 1,000 slides
640 features per second
Optical Camera QC
12 sample Reduced Aspiration JetSpyder – as standard
12 sample High Capacity – optional except Classic
32 sample Ultra-low Aspiration Capacity JetSpyder – optional except Classic
Xaar XJ126 piezoelectric printhead, 126 nozzles
100 pL to 10 nL (100 pL increments)
90 - 500 µm
+/- 10 µm
330 kg / 725 lbs
340 kg / 750 Lbs
420 kg / 925 lbs
220 V, 50/60 Hz or 110 V, 50/60 Hz