ChipGenie I instrument – Pipetting & Read-out system

ChipGenie I instrument offers pipetting of chips in the format of a microtiterplate with 1536
spacing. Microfluidic chips having the size of a microscopy slide can be fitted in respective microtiter
plate sized handling frames to be handled with the pipettor.
A colorimetric read-out system is integrated in the ChipGenie I instrument to cope with the
detection of special detection spots addressed by the IFSA 1 Immunoassay Chip. Various other kinds
of chips can be operated by this system.
The ChipGenie® I instrument is a merger of lab-on-a-chip and labautomation, liquid supply is
managed by the pipettor, the liquid control on chip is ensured through the fluidic design.
As an example chips being used with the ChipGenie I instrument the IFSA 1 Immunoassay Chip is
shown below allowing for a frit-based sample enrichment and colorimetric detection.