The GC3F houses modern liquid handling instruments that are available to the UO community to help reduce your pipetting burden and streamline your sample prep process!
Rainin Liquidator 96: High Throughput Pipetting
The GC3F houses two Rainin Liquidator 96 instruments that operate at 20 µL and 200 µL max volumes. These instruments work just like manual hand-held pipettes (2-stage plunger mechanism) and allow consistent pipetting of reagents into all wells of a 96-well plate in one fluid motion! For this reason, some researchers like to call them "plate stampers."
The Liquidators use specialized sterilized PCR-clean filter tips, which we stock in house and sell to users at cost.
These instruments do not require you to schedule a reservation. Just let us know when you want to use them and we'll coordinate with you!
Eppendorf EpMotion 5075 TMX: Liquid Handling Robotics
PCR-clean filter tips for the robot are available in the core (in 50 µL and 1000 µL sizes) and can be purchased from the GC3F at cost. The hourly fee for robot usage is $25 per hour.
Contact Maggie Weitzman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for training on the EpMotion prior to use.