IFA, ELISA, BLOT - The All-in-one Processor

The HELMED®, fully manufactured in our facilities in Germany, was the first instrument of AESKU.SYSTEMS. The All-in-one Processor has numerous unique and patented features focusing on usability and flexibility, granting access to the best of 3 worlds – IFA, ELISA and Blot on a single platform.

 

HELMED® IFA
HELMED® ELISA
HELMED® BLOT

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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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MOTIC LED Microscope

  • Same intensity throughout entire lifetime
  • No lamp replacement required (no extra costs)
  • No lamp re-validation required
  • No waiting time
  • No need to record lamp use
  • Lower power consumption and environmentally friendly
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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.

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MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR LOW TO MEDIUM THROUGHPUT

COMPLETE WORKFLOW
Confirm your IFA screening in the same instrument using the ELISA module.

NO PRE-DILUTION TUBES REQUIRED
Sample dilutions up to 1:101 are directly prepared on a microtiter plate (MTP). Higher dilutions should be performed outside the instrument.

INDIVIDUAL WELL TIME MANAGEMENT
The incubation time will always be the same for all wells. No plate drift effect since the clock starts counting individually and immediately after each well is processed.

ONE WORKLIST, TWO INSTRUMENTS
The HELMED® is able to communicate with the most common external MTP readers. This functionality is simplified with the AESKU.READER. Hereby, the worklist is imported by the reader, which exports the measured OD back to the ELISA software, for data compilation, allowing a paperless workflow and a safer data transfer.

Technical Specifications for ELISA Processing

 

Sample capacity ELISA:
With barcode: up to 96 / without barcode: 96
Sample identification:
Built-in multi-type barcode reader for sample detection and identification
ELISA capacity:
2 x 96 well MicroTiterPlates (MTP)
ELISA test capacity:
Up to 6 different tests with 6 different substrates, 6 different conjugates, 2 different stop solutions, 2 different dilution buffers and 2 different washing buffers per run
Samples & reagents support:
Customized multi-format extractable racks
Standard sample rack tube size:
75 mm to 100 mm / 13 mm diameter tubes and microtubes (2 ml)

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AESKU.READER - ELISA MTP Reader

  • Fast and reliable ELISA MTP Reader
  • Standalone or connect to the HELMED®
  • Data transformation formulae
  • Assay and control validation
  • Curve-fitting options: linear, 4-P, 2-P (logit/log), cubic, quadratic, cubic spline, point-to-point
  • Multiple assays per plate
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REPRODUCIBILITY AND ACCURACY AT A NEW LEVEL

COMPLETE WORKFLOW
Confirm your IFA screening in the same instrument using the Blot module.

NO SAMPLE PRE-DILUTION REQUIRED
Dilutions are prepared directly in the trays.

REPRODUCIBILITY ACROSS ALL STRIPS
The time management and the environment created inside the HELMED® Blot ensures a consistent incubation and washing time for all strips tested.

GREAT VERSATILITY
40 strips from up to 9 different tests can be run at the same time.

ROBUST ANALYSIS AND ACCURACY
The HELMED® Blot communicates with the AESKU.SCAN® software, supporting an automated analysis of the strips, avoiding person-to-person bias.

REAGENT OPTIMIZATION
The AESKUBLOTS® are optimized for the HELMED® Blot, ensuring a better experience and the lowest „dead volume“ on the market.

Technical Specifications for BLOT Processing

 

Sample capacity BLOT:
With barcode: up to 40 / without barcode: 40
Sample identification:
Built-in multi-type barcode reader for sample detection and identification
BLOT strip capacity:
Up to 40 strips
BLOT test capacity:
Up to 9 different tests
Samples & reagents support:
Customized multi-format extractable racks
Tray support:
5 x 8 strip trays
Standard sample rack tube size:
75 mm to 100 mm / 13 mm diameter tubes and microtubes (2 ml)