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What types of Epic readers are available?
Epic technology is available in the Corning Epic Gen I System, the Corning Epic BT System, as well as in the PerkinElmer® EnSpire® Multimode Plate Reader. For more information regarding the EnSpire, please visit http://www.perkinelmer.com/catalog/family/id/enspire . The Epic Gen I System is available with on-board liquid handling and internal microplate storage in a temperature controlled environment. The Epic BT System is a small, bench-top sized instrument with the ability to run assays at 37°C by placing the instrument inside a non-humidified incubator. The optical biosensor technology remains the same between the two systems, though the scanning algorithms and data collection methods differ slightly. For additional details please contact your local Drug Discovery Specialist or Field Applications Scientist .
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Can I integrate Epic with other devices such as robotic arms, incubators, etc.?
Yes. Both the Gen I Epic System, and the Epic BT System can be integrated into HTS workstations provided by third party vendors. Contact your local sales representative or Field Application Scientist to discuss your specific integration needs. We can help define your needs and work with third party vendors to ensure seamless integration.
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Can I choose specific portions of the sensor where the system will scan?
No. Standard plate scanning algorithms are fixed with respect to the regions where they scan. In case of technical difficulty, please contact your local Field Application Scientist who can provide additional trouble-shooting support.
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Can I modify the update rate for scanning the sensor?
Yes. On the Gen I Epic System in Epic Quest software, parameters can be set to collect a specified number of data points, or over a specified range of time, or via both time and frequency. By modifying the total duration of time and number of data points collected, the scan time can be optimized. If just time, or just data points are selected the instrument will scan at a maximum throughput rate. The Epic BT System has an update rate of 3 seconds and can be altered to collect data at a slower rate by averaging data points together. Please contact your local Field Applications Scientist who can provide additional support.
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How many microplates can be run on the Gen I Epic System?
The Gen I Epic system can run a total of 20 microplates at a given time. The total plate quantity can be a mix of Epic microplates and compound source microplates.
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What is the Liquid Handling Accessory (LHA)?
The LHA is an integrated accessory for the Gen I Epic System that provides automated plate loading with a pipettor. The LHA converts the Epic Reader into an assay development workstation with a capacity of 20 microplates with lids.
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Can I use the Liquid Handling Accessory (LHA) on the Gen I Epic System to wash microplates (instead of using a stand-alone washer)?
Yes, buffer exchange protocols can be written to wash 384-well Epic microplates using the LHA on the Gen I Epic System. Please contact your local Field Applications Scientist for support.
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What flexibility do I have in running the Liquid Handling Accessory (LHA)?
The Epic Quest software enables you to design and perform custom process flows. The method management system provides pre-defined assay step types and parameters that can be ordered and modified. Custom process flows can be saved, recalled or exported to other Epic Gen I Systems.
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Can I use the Gen I Epic System LHA as a standalone pipettor?
Yes. Customers can operate the LHA as a standalone pipettor using the CyBio Composer software to control the CyBi-Well. However, it cannot be used as a stand-alone pipettor while running assays on Epic Gen I System.
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Can the Gen I Epic System + LHA execute parallel processes?
Yes. However, the pipettor cannot be run separately while the Epic Gen I System is running an assay.
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Can I interleave microplates with the Epic Gen I System?
Interleaving is an option when setting up methods in Epic Quest software. Once checked, the Epic software will automatically search for interleaving opportunities and optimize plate handling, if possible. Interleaving cannot be controlled manually. Contact your local Field Applications Scientist to discuss your specific interleaving needs.