The RapidPick MP, the heart of the RapidPick Complete and RapidPick Lite, is the fastest, most accurate automated colony picking system in the world. The RapiPick MP consists only of the multi-pin colony-picking instrument, without robotic plate loading, media filling and plate sealing features of the RapidPick Complete Workcell.
The RapidPick MP is intended for researchers who need the accuracy and high outgrowth rates of the RapidPick colony-picker, but whose workload doesn’t require the added automation available in the other versions of the RapidPick.
Using the RapidPick MP , users can manually load a colony plate and a media-filled target plate, then start the automated picking through an easy operator interface on the instrument’s control computer. The Basic includes barcode scanners to identify barcodes on each of the source colony plate and the target growth plate, if the user’s plates are barcoded. Then, the transfer data is saved using these barcodes to identify the resulting picked colonies. If the user’s plates are not barcoded, the data will be saved in sequential order.
The RapidPick MP includes all the advanced and easy-to-use setup features of the full line of RapidPick workcells, enabling users to:
Select the visual parameters for automatically identifying their colonies
Select the Source Plate format to be used
Select the Target Plate format
Select the Type of operation (colony-picking, re-arraying, plate replication, etc.)
Select picking segments on segmented colony plates
Define picking parameters and limits