Instruments in detail

Mercury: The World’s Fastest Ultra-Low-Volume Dispensers

The Mercury instrument range encompasses our latest advances in microarray printing.

Mercury models are up to 10x faster than our previous instruments, and more than 100x faster than pin-spotters or tip-dispensing systems.  Our new printers are even more reliable, serviceable, and compact. 
 
Designed with high-throughput screening and diagnostics in mind, Mercury offers customers more versatility than ever before.

 

Technical specifications

Arrayjet technology is modular and scalable.  Our experts will work with you to find a microarray printer that supports your unique requirements.

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MODEL


Mercury
25


Mercury  100


Mercury  100-S


Mercury  1000


Mercury  1000-S

INPUT CAPACITY

1 plate 6 plates 48 plates 6 plates 48 plates

OUTPUT CAPACITY

25 slides
1 microplate
100 slides
20 microplates 
1000 slides
200 microplates 

PRINT SPEED

     
700 features per second

25 slides are printed in 1.9 seconds

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL


JetMosphere: 12-25 °C operating range, to ambient - 8 °C

Optional upgrade: JetMosphere Max: 4° C to ambient + 5 °C

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Optional Upgrade:
Iris real-time optical QC camera
Iris real-time optical QC camera as standard

SAMPLE HANDLING


12 sample low volume (LV) JetSpyder – as standard

12 sample high capacity (HC) JetSpyder – optional upgrade

32 sample ultra-low volume JetSpyder – optional upgrade

PRINTHEAD

Xaar XJ128 piezoelectric print head (industrial grade, 128 nozzles)  

DISPENSING VOLUME

 100 pL - 10 nL 40 pL - 10 nL    

FEATURE SIZE

 80 µm – 1 mm 50 µm – 1 mm

PRINT ACCURACY

 +/- 18 µm +/- 10 µm  

DIMENSIONS

H 1760 mm x W 1560 mm × D 860mm 

POWER

220 V, 50/60 Hz or 110 V, 50/60 H

 

Tailored Instrument Packages

Tailored Instrument Packages

We’ve harnessed more than 20 years of expertise to design instrument packages that are tailored for your microarray application.

Download our application-specific brochures here: 

Mercury for Protein Screening

Mercury for Biomarker Discovery (RPPA)

Mercury for DNA/RNA Screening

Small Molecule Screening

Diagnostics 

Multiplex ELISA

 

Target holder options for Mercury series

Arrayjet technology is flexible and a range of holders are available to suit different printable substrates.

Slides

Spring-loaded trays hold slides in place with a reloading accuracy of +/- 10 µm.

Microplates

Trays support both microarray-specific two-part plates and pre-moulded polymer plates.

Membranes

Vacuum decks are available.  These can hold a standard slide or plate mask, or a custom membrane mask.

Custom substrates

Arrayjet can work with your team to design a compatible holder for any substrate.  Our intuitive software enables accurate and precise sample deposition for nanowell and biochip applications.

 

Marathon Series Microarrayers

Our Marathon range of inkjet microarrayers are still fast, reliable and available on request. Get in touch for more information or for a technical consultation.

 

INPUT CAPACITY

OUTPUT CAPACITY

OPTICAL
CAMERA QC

Marathon Classic
6 plates Up to 100 slides No
Marathon Argus
6 plates Yes
Super Marathon
48 plates
Ultra Marathon I 
6 plates Up to 1000 slides
Ultra Marathon II
48 plates