MATRIX Pipetting Systems Selection Guide
Handheld | Automated

Handheld Pipetting
Product
Impact2
Electronic Single Channel Pipettor
Impact2
Electronic Multichannel Pipettor
Impact2
Expandable (EXP) Electronic Multichannel Pipettor
Impact2 Equalizer
Variable Spacing Electronic Multichannel Pipettor
Channels 1 1 8/12/16 1 8/12/16 6/8/12 8/12
Available
Volume Ranges
1mL - 50mL 0.5 - 1000µL 0.5 - 300µL 0.5-1250µL 0.5-1250µL 0.5-1250µL 0.5-1250µL
Example 
Applications
Bulk reagent tranfer with serological pipets Reagent addition, gel loading, Reverse pipetting Filling microplates, Plate to plate transfers, serial dilution, reverse pipetting Reagent addition, gel loading, repetitive dispensing into tubes, reverse pipetting, variable repetitive delivery volumes Filling microplates, serial dilution, repetitive dispensing into microplates, reverse pipetting, variable repetitive delivery volumes Filling microplates, serial dilution, repetitive dispensing, transfers between microcentrifuge tube racks and microplates, reverse pipetting, variable repetitive delivery volumes Filling microplates, gel loading, serial dilutions, repetitive dispensing, reverse pipetting, variable repetitive delivery volumes, transfers between labware with various spacing (4.5mm to 12mm spacing)
Recommended
Consumables:
             
Reagent Reservoirs x x x x x x x
Matrix Pipet Tips   x x x x x x
Integrity Filter Tips   x x x x x x
TallTips Extended Length tips   x x x x x x
96 well
Assay Microplates
    x   x x x
384 well
Assay Microplates
    x   x x x
1536 well
Assay Microplates
    x   x x x
96 well
Polypropylene plates
    x   x x x
384 well
Polypropylene plates
    x   x x x
1mL Deepwell Blocks     x   x x x
2mL Deepwell Blocks     x   x x x
Storage Tubes     x   x x x

Automated Pipetting
Product
WellMate
Microplate Dispenser
SerialMate
8, 12, 16, 24 channel Automated Pipettor
Hydra II
96 or 384 channel micro-volume automated pipettor
PlateMate
2x2
PlateMate
Plus
TipTower
Max. Plate
Positions
1 2 2 2 4 4 --
Max. Stacker
Capacity
-- -- -- -- -- 50/stacker --
Plate Types
Supported
6, 24, 96 & 384 96 & 384 96, 384 & 1536 96, 384 & 1536 96, 384 & 1536 96, 384 & 1536 --
Pipetting Channels 8 8, 12, 16, or 24 96 or 384 96 or 384 + 1 96 or 384 96 or 384 --
Volume Ranges 2-2000µL 1 - 220µL 0.1 - 1000µL 0.1 - 1000µL 0.5-300µL 0.5-300µL --
Disposable Tip Based -- X     X X X
Syringe Based --   X X      
Example
Applications
Reagent Addition, Microplate Filling Pipetting by rows or columns, Reformatting Microplates, Repeat Dispensing, Serial Dilutions Pipetting 96 or 384 channels at once; Plate to plate replication, low volume plate filling, PCR setup Pipetting 96 or 384 channels at once with low volume single channel reagent addition; PCR Setup, Protein Crystalography Pipetting 96 or 384 channels at once, Full plate reformatting & reagent addition, Serial Dillution, PCR Setup Pipetting 96 or 384 channels at once, Mother/Daugher plate replication, IC50 Assays, Automated reagent addition, Automated screening, high throughput PCR setup Automatic tip replacement for PlateMate Plus
Recommended
Consumables:
             
Automation Reservoirs   x x x x x  
DARTs Automation Tips   x     x x x
DARTs Filter Tips   x     x x x
DARTs Wide-Bore Tips         x x x
96 well 
Assay Microplates
x x x x x x  
384 well
Assay Microplates
x x x x x x  
1536 well Assay Microplates     x x x x  
96 well
Polypropylene plates
x x x   x x  
384 well
Polypropylene plates
x x x   x x  
1mL Deepwell Blocks x x x   x x  
2mL Deepwell Blocks x x x   x x  
Storage Tubes x x x   x x