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Normalizer™

SciRobotics' Normalizer
 is a high-throughput device for measuring Absorbance / Optical Density (OD) / McFarland in up to 8 tubes simultaneously and continuously.

It can be used as a stand alone module or integrated into any robotic platform and it fits onto Tecan EVO worktable seamlessly.

The Normalizer can be used for normalizing samples to specified standard or for monitoring reactions or bacterial growth by changing absorbance or turbidity.
For example, a user can provide 8 concentrated samples in tube and have a robot automatically normalize all of them to 0.5 McFarland standard before bacterial identification.

The Normalizer can be controlled and monitored easily from a computer for integration into any assay.



Features:
  • High Throughput – Read 8 Tubes simultaneously.
  • Read – Optical density / Absorbance / McFarland in all tubes every 0.5 second.
  • Stand Alone / Integrated – can be used in or outside of a robotic platform.
  • Easy Integration – Read / Calibrate / Set Point using a command line utility.
  • Calibrate – using clear samples in seconds.
  • Set point – OD set point and range are defined in software. Read which tubes are within desired range.
  • USB Output – Read all data from a computer using a USB cable.
  • Visual – Software shows state of tubes and OD in real time. Gives visual indication of reaching the set point.
Use Examples:
  • Preparation of 0.5 McFarland samples for Bacterial identification, e.g. in bioMérieux VITEK.
  • Growth synchronization of E. coli to specific OD.
  • Dilution of microbial sample for spread plating ("lawn") before AST. e.g. antibiotic discs / bioMérieux Etest and Antibiograms.
  • Dilution of overnight yeast culture before DNA extraction.
Package includes:
  • Normalizer – Main module.
  • USB cable.
  • Power adapter
  • Normalizer Software
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