Automation: spotXpress

With Proteome Factory´s spotXpress you get a complete spot picking solution with highest compatibility and flexibility which is expandable and integrates into your lab`s work flow.

spotXpress allows fast, precise and reliable fully automated spot picking from any gel matrix. The tools consists of two independently operated units, one for picking the spot, the other for collecting. Spot transfer is realized pneumatically which results in high throughput.

Picking and Scanning Unit

Freestanding & immobilized 2-D and 1-D gels
Gel size up to 200 x 300 mm (8 x 11.8 inches)
Picking head: 1 channel
Picking diameters: 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 3.0 mm
Compatibility: 1 to 5-mm gel thickness

Spot Collector Unit

Standard unit capacity: 3 x 96 spots (288 spots) without user interaction
Picking into standard MTPs or deep well / filter plates for further processing


Intuitive user interface: click & pick operation, picking list import, reporting (HTML/XML)
Compatible with common 2d gel analyzing software export formats
Powerful scripting language for integration into your lab´s needs

System characteristics

Picking speed: up to 800 spots per hour
Positional accuracy: 10 µm
Purging after each spot minimizes cross contaminations
Competitive price incl. housing, software and support