IFA and BLOT - The All-in-one Processor

The HELMED®, fully manufactured in our facilities in Germany, was the first instrument of AESKU.GROUP. The All-in-one Processor has numerous unique and patented features focusing on usability and flexibility, granting the best performance of IIF assays on a single platform.

 

HELMED® IFA

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190 REASONS TO AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW

4x4 FORMAT – MORE SLIDES AND TESTS
Up to 20 slides from 4 different tests with 4 different substrates can be processed in just one run.

SMALL SIZE – HIGH THROUGHPUT
Despite its small footprint, the HELMED® is able to process up to 190 different samples in one single run or approximately 20 slides.

SCREENING AND TITRATION WITH JUST ONE WORKLIST
The HELMED® allows dilution ratios from 1:1 to 1:10.240 in 192 available dilution positions. One step dilution ratios range from 1:1 to 1:160; greater dilutions are performed in two steps.

OPEN FORMAT
The HELMED® supports slides from different manufacturers independently of different thicknesses, number of wells and formats.

FLEXIBLE PROTOCOL PROGRAMMING
The multi-step programmable software allows the user to define conjugate/counterstain or multi-step reagent addition immediately after a specific well is washed (not after the whole slide has been washed).

UNPARALLELED REPRODUCIBILITY
The total sample and reagent volume to be dispensed per well is automatically calculated. Then it is distributed on multiple points to provide optimal sample and reagent distribution. This is especially necessary for tissue sections and large format wells. The wash-by-cycle system avoids cross-contamination.

Technical Specifications for IFA Processing

 

Sample capacity IFA:
IFA: With barcode: up to 190 / without barcode: 190
Sample identification:
Built-in multi-type barcode reader for sample detection and identification
IFA slide capacity:
Up to 20 slides
IFA test capacity:
Up to 4 different tests with 4 different substrates and 4 different conjugates per run
Samples & reagents support:
Customized multi-format extractable racks
Slide support:
26.1 x 76.1 mm (25 mm and 26 mm slide thickness within the same run)
Standard sample rack tube size:
75 mm to 100 mm / 13 mm diameter tubes and microtubes (2 ml)

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IFA Incubations up to 40°C for up to 2hrs per step

The HELMED® HTC Edition (Humidity & Temperature Controlled) is a special HELMED® version that has been designed with new chassis modifications that include tight seals and a deep ring to hold distilled water.

This allows to successfully process IFA incubations at high temperature of up to 40°C and 2hrs per step by simulating the right environment of a moist chamber eliminating the risk of sample evaporation.

By maintaining the optimum humidity and temperature levels Infectious Serology slides can now be also automated as the substrates are not dried during this demanding process.

For more Information about HELMED HTC and its Advantages please contact our Sales Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.