Modular upgrades

Supporting R&D to large batch manufacturing

Real-time QC

Arrayjet has developed a dual-camera optical QC system, available now on the Mercury series of microarray printers.

The Iris™ 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.

Automated QC reports

Automated QC reports

Integration of the Iris™ camera with gives Mercury users access to a real-time QC system for reliable high-throughput batch manufacturing.  

As the images from Iris™ are captured, the intuitive Command Centre Pro software uses AI to analyse each slide.  The software alerts users of any defects, and the software categorises the problem type, such as a missing spot, artefact, merging spots, satellites present or misalignment. ensuring complete traceability of manufacturing runs. 

In the incidence of missing spots, the software evaluates the cause and automatically reprints the sample.  Users benefit from 24/7 walkaway automation, and reliable arrays every time.

A global report is automatically generated after the print run, saving significant time on scanning slides.

Advanced environmental control and filtering

Arrayjet have developed a refrigerated unit that allows customers to print at ultra low temperatures without the need for cooling decks.  With an operating range of 4 °C to ambient + 5 °C, the JetMosphere Max™ is ideally suited to printing proteins, and other molecules at risk of denaturing.

Additional de/humidification and an industrial air filtering system make the JetMosphere Max™ an ideal upgrade for customers who want to conserve sample whilst protecting slides from airborne particulates.

Maximum throughput

With the capability of producing the largest batch sizes on the market, Mercury instruments are ideally-suited to commercial array manufacture.  At unparalleled speeds, Mercury meets the production requirements of most array formats, including slides (1000 per batch), microplates (200 per batch) and biosensors. Tight environmental control makes the Mercury range suitable for varied high-throughput applications.

Mercury 100-S and Mercury 1000-S are equipped with plate stackers (pictured) that allow loading of 18,400 samples (48 x 384-well plates) at once. Both the Mercury 100 and Mercury 1000 can be upgraded to include plate stackers as your requirements grow.

Minimal sample waste

Biological samples are valuable.  Arrayjet's patented liquid handling device minimises waste and has the capacity to print up to 32 different samples from a single aspiration of as little as 0.5 µL.  The 32-sample JetSpyder™ is available as an additional upgrade on each of the Marathon range of microarray printers.