The FAST Frame multi-slide plate is designed to hold four 16-pad FAST Slides and the corresponding multiwell incubation chambers in a microplate footprint for high-throughput processing of microarrays. The footprint dimensions meet the standards recommended by the Society for Biomolecular Screening.
The 96 well spacing (9 mm center to center) of the array pads on 16-pad FAST Slides makes the loaded FAST Frame compatible with automated liquid handling systems and 8-channel manual pipettors.
Each plate processes up to 64 arrays simultaneously. The rows and columns on each plate are labeled for easy indexing and sample application.
The FAST Frame multi-slide plate is constructed of autoclavable plastic and is compatible with standard 1 x 3" (25 x 76 mm) glass slides when used with Whatman reusable incubation chambers (1, 2, 16). The FAST Frame is available as a stand-alone, reusable unit or as a starter kit. The starter kit contains ten 16-pad FAST Slides, ten 16-pad incubation chambers, and 40 chamber covers.
The Single Grip Slide Holder
The Chip Clip™ securely holds one FAST Slide and incubation chamber for processing multiple arrays simultaneously (includes the Serum Biomarker Chip). Used in conjunction with Whatman incubation chambers, the Chip Clip ensures leak-proof barriers around the arrayed pads on the slide.
The slide and incubation chamber are easily inserted into and removed from the Chip Clip slide holder; side rails hold the chamber firmly against the slide surface. The Chip Clip is compatible with 1 x 3" (25 x 76 mm) slides when used with incubation chambers.