DBS Puncher® Instrument
The DBS Puncher is a versatile, automated instrument for punching dried blood spot samples into 96-well microtitration plates. The instrument supports a wide range of assays employing blood spots as well as other samples dried on filter paper. The DBS Puncher is well-suited for preparing plates for feeding into an automatic immunoassay system.
Efficient punching of sample disks
The 1296-071 DBS Puncher has a user interchangeable punch head, so depending on your assay, the disks may be 1.5 mm, 3.2 mm (1/8"), 4.7 mm (3/16") or 6 mm in diameter.Two plates may be loaded to allow simultaneous processing of different assays, and either standard or deep-well plates can be accommodated. After punching, disk detection confirms that the disk has fallen from the punch head.
The DBS Puncher is available as a standalone unit, or configured with a barcode reader and external PC with DBS Workstation software for identification of the patient sample. For process and data management, connection to an external PC also allows the transfer of worklists.
There are four selection buttons for instrument control, and the instrument is operated by hand or by foot-switch. Ease of use is enhanced by a clear double line display, and by illumination of the area being punched.