ThunderBolt analyzer

ThunderBolt analyzer

The ThunderBolt is an innovative 2-plate, fully automated, open platform that is compact and cost efficient. The user friendly and flexible software is capable of programming a broad range of protocols. The ThunderBolt is available for both ELISA and Chemiluminescent (CLIA) applications.

INTUITIVE SOFTWARE

The ThunderBolt® software adapts to your laboratory to enable maximum productivity and deliver highly reliable results. The Test Designer combines with the multitude of other features to make ongoing operation of your ThunderBolt® as effortless as possible.

The Test Designer allows configuration of virtually any EIA or Chemiluminescence assay protocol down the most minute detail.

Computations include: Point to point, linear regression, cubic spline, 4PL, 5 PL, Lin-Lin, Lin-Log, and Log-Log representation. The software integrates with most LIS systems, and provides a fully bidirectional interface.

INTELLIGENT RACKS

Intelligent Racks sense each individual sample’s position during loading, and records the position in the ThunderBolt® software.

The ThunderBolt® further streamlines setup with a sliding sample and reagent tray that provides easy access to the Intelligent Racks for patient samples, and the 16 reagent positions.

BUILT-IN READER (EIA OR CLIA+EIA)

Configure your ThunderBolt® with either an LED spectrophotometer for ELISA processing, or a combination EIA+CLIA spectrophotometer/fluorescence reader to handle both ELISA and chemiluminescence assays. The ELISA reader uses LED’s and provides multiple benefits including: 100x longer bulb life, less ambient heat, more specific wavelengths and ultra-compact size. The EIA+CLIA reader boasts increased capability while maintaining the full automation, small size and excellent durability of the ELISA spectrophotometer.

ORBITAL SHAKER

Keep fluids in the well while vigorously shaking with the fully-integrated and automated orbital shaker. Attain repeatable and accurate results through better mixing of reagents with less chance of spillage.

CONVECTION INCUBATOR

The forced convection incubator quickly and uniformly heats each individual reaction well, allowing the ThunderBolt® to deliver consistent results. Have confidence in your results by eliminating the uneven heating, or “edge effect”, commonly seen with traditional chamber incubators.

HIGH PRECISION MICRO-SYRINGE

The ThunderBolt® features a highly precise micro-syringe that maintains the same level of precision as other instruments in its class, but at much lower volumes. The ThunderBolt® accurately and precisely aspirates 1μl volumes at less than 3% CV, allowing sample dilutions to be performed directly in the reaction wells, eliminating the need for extra pre-dilution steps.

PROBE-MOUNTED CAMERA

The probe-mounted camera allows ThunderBolt® operators to monitor internal operations in real-time. The camera and system logs also allow GSD technicians to remotely resolve most problems for maximum instrument uptime.

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