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AltoStar® Automation System AM16

The AltoStar® Automation System AM16 is a robotic pipetting workstation used for sample purification and PCR setup controlled by the AltoStar® Connect software. It is intended to be used in combination with the AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5, the AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5 and altona Diagnostics PCR kits for automated purification of nucleic acids and automated assay setup for in vitro diagnostic purposes.


The AltoStar® AM16 is intended for use by professional users trained in molecular biological techniques and the operation of the AltoStar® AM16 instrument.

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Specifications

Key features

Entire workflow
  • The AltoStar® AM16 is CE-IVD marked
  • DNA and RNA purification in parallel with one-for-all chemistry AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5 (CE-IVD)
  • Real-time PCR reaction setup by using the altona Diagnostics PCR kits (CE-IVD)
  • Automated cycler programming with AltoStar® Connect software (CE-IVD)
  • Expandable system for additional thermal cycler (CFX96™ Deep Well Dx System, IVD / Bio-Rad)

 

 


 

Process safety

  • Traceability: barcoded reagents for full process control
  • Ready-to-use reagents for consistent quality
  • Lot checking
  • Expiry date checking
  • Total Aspiration and Dispense Monitoring (TADM) – proven technology from Hamilton

 

 


 

High flexibility

  • All sample types in one run
  • Analyze up to four pathogens from a single sample
  • Combine up to eight real-time PCR assays on a 96 well plate
  • Scalable from 1–96 reactions, no minimum batch size
  • 500 µl and 1000 µl sample volume possible in one run
  • Sample carriers can be unloaded any time after sample processing

 

 


 

Any sample type

  • CE-IVD marked purification kit validated for whole blood, EDTA plasma, urine, stool and swabs in UTM
  • One purification kit for both DNA and RNA assays
  • One universal internal control for entire workflow (AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5, CE-IVD)

 

 


 

Convenience

  • Ready-to-use reagents for extraction and real-time PCR
  • Use of primary or secondary sample tubes
  • Freely selectable positions for samples
  • Load backup reagents and consumables
  • No refill or mixing of solutions necessary
  • Full access to eluates
  • User friendly control software AltoStar® Connect (see under AltoStar® product range)

 

 

 

Workflow AM16

AltoStar® Automation System AM16

 

Order No AM16
For use with    AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5
AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5
CFX96™ Deep Well Dx System (IVD, Bio-Rad)

 

Additionally included in package AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow

Products
AltoStar® Connect software
AltoStar® Plate Sealer
AltoStar® AM16 PC

 


 

Dimensions and weight

 

Dimensions (W x D x H) 1124 mm x 903 mm x 795 mm (transport size)
1010 mm (with loading tray)
1200 mm (with loading tray and carriers on loading tray)
Weight
Approx. 140 kg

 


 

Operating data

 

Max. power consumption ≤ 600VA
Voltage 115 VAC / 230 VAC ± 10 %
Delayed action fuse 115 V~: 6.3 A (T6.3AL250)
230 V~: 3.15 A (T3.15A250)
Installation category II
Pollution degree 2
Temperature range 15 °C to 30 °C / indoor use only
Relative humidity 15 % to 85 % (no condensation)
Noise level < 65dBA (regarding EN27779)
Altitude Up to 2000 m above sea level

 


 

Transportation and storage

 

Temperature range -25 °C to +70 °C / Indoor storage only
Relative humidity
10 % to 90 % (no condensation, indoors)

 

 

 

 

Manuals AltoStar® Automation System AM16
Associated documents AltoStar® Automation System AM16
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Manuals AltoStar® Automation System AM16
Language
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - DE
Language: German
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - EN
Language: English
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - ES
Language: Spanish
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - FR
Language: French
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - IT
Language: Italian
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - PL
Language: Polish
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - VI
Language: Vietnamese
Date: 2017-10
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
Associated documents AltoStar® Automation System AM16
Language
Type of document
AltoStar® Automation System AM16 - EN - DoC
Language: English
Date: 2020-02-03
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostics Workflow - EN
Language: English
Date: 2023-03
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostics Workflow - IT
Language: Italian
Date: 2023-03
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostics Workflow brochure - FR
Language: French
Date: 2023-08
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostics Workflow brochure - EN
Language: English
Date: 2023-03
Regulatory status: CE-IVD
AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostics Workflow brochure - PT
Language: Portuguese
Date: 2023-11
Regulatory status: CE-IVD