FAQ



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C.BIRD™ system contains the control units and a docking station, which can connect to laptop with a USB cable. C.BIRD™ software can be set up the running procedures with the user-friendly interface.



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Hardware: Intel core I5 (64bit) with 8G RAM or above. USB 3.0 port is highly recommended.
Software: Windows 10 environment.
Screen: 1920 x 1080p screen. (screen with height resolution larger than 960 pixels should work fine.)



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We recommend wiping the surface of C.BIRD™ system with 70% ethanol, make sure the cable is not connected to laptop as well as avoid to wipe the pogo pin directly.



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The C.BIRD™ control unit pumps the liquid in 24/96-well standard plate through the functional lid which contains 24/96 fluidic channels. We offer the functional lids and the moat design well plates for single-use only.



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We offer two versions of docking stations which are horizontal frame and vertical frame.
Horizontal: 303 (L) * 184 (W) * 82 (H) mm
Vertical: 96 (L) * 182 (W) * 255 (H) mm
If there is a space limit issue, we also offer a frame-free set. You can only place one control unit with plate into the incubator.



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C.BIRD™ system can set the time of mixing period from 15 to 50 seconds in continuous mode. The time of mixing period is one mixing cycle which run complete suction and expulsion. The system also can implement the periodic mode by simply enter cycle and interval time to run the system.



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For 96-well plate, the working volume is 150 to 200 uL. For 24-well plate, the working volume is 1,000 to 1,600 uL.



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C.BIRD™ software can run the experiment with 3 docking station, totally 9 control units by one laptop in the meantime.



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The C.BIRD™ functional lids are compatible with Eppendorf 96-well culture plate and Greiner Bio-One 24-well culture plate. The plates have the moat design which can add DI water or PBS to minimize the evaporation as well as the edge effect. However, we also provide customized consumables service for your preferred well-plate.

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