The Bolt

Fully-Automated Processing, Modular Design

A one-plate ELISA+CLIA processor, the Bolt shares many features of the ThunderBolt, but with a more customizable, lower throughput, cost-effective design.

Petite and Powerful

A small yet dynamic system

The Bolt is a single compact machine that serves as all of the tools for processing an ELISA or CLIA assay (pipette, washer, incubator, shaker, reader). Our interactive user-friendly software provides a simple laboratory experience for instrument operation.

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 Benefits

Cost Effective and Efficient

Experience the entire EIA process for less

The simple design of the Bolt reduces the cost of the instrument and still provides the user with a complete EIA process. Enhance your workflow with easy loading, fully automated processing, reading and reporting of results.

Fully Automated System

Perform ELISA’s from start to finish

With the fully automated EIA platform, users can easily set up a worklist and come back to the instrument to retrieve results. No more worrying about manual incubation times and misplacing pipettes.

Modular Design

Customize your EIA platform to your laboratory’s needs

The Bolt offers different modular designs to customize the Bolt to exactly the experience that the user needs. Save on features that the lab does not need for a simpler laboratory experience.

Intuitive and Adaptable Software

Easy operation, in-depth analysis

Just like the hardware, the Bolt software provides all the features your lab requires, and more. Intuitive operation allows for easy training and ongoing use. The Test Designer allows for exceptional assay protocol adherence, along with numerous reporting and analysis options that can be tailored to your lab’s needs.

Benefits

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Modular Design – Customize your EIA platform to your laboratory’s needs
[Picture – modular parts on a white surface]

  • The Bolt offers different modular designs to customize the Bolt to exactly the experience that the user needs. Save on features that the lab does not need for a simpler laboratory experience.

Cost Effective and Efficient – Experience the entire EIA process for less
[Picture – a bench with three bolts vs. a bench with one triturus or something of the sort]

  • The simple design of the Bolt reduces the cost of the instrument and still provides the user with a complete EIA process. Enhance your workflow with easy loading, fully automated processing, reading and reporting of results.

Petite and Powerful – A small yet dynamic system
[Picture – open bolt]

  • The Bolt is a single compact machine that serves as all of the tools for processing an ELISA or CLIA assau (pipettor, washer, incubator, shaker, reader). Our interactive user-friendly software provides a simple laboratory experience for instrument operation.

Fully Automated System –  Perform ELISA’s from start to finish
[Picture – bolt in action with computer]

  • With the fully automated EIA platform, users can easily set up a worklist and come back to the instrument to retrieve results. No more worrying about manual incubation times and misplacing pipettes.

Intuitive and Adaptable Software –  Easy operation, in-depth analysis
[Picture – people using the software and smiling because it’s so easy]

  • Just like the hardware, the Bolt software provides all the features your lab requires, and more. Intuitive operation allows for easy training and ongoing use. The Test Designer allows for exceptional assay protocol adherence, along with numerous reporting and analysis options that can be tailored to your lab’s needs.

Intuitive Software

The Bolt software adapts to your laboratory to enable maximum productivity and deliver highly reliable results. The Test Designer combines with the multitude of other features to make ongoing operation of your Bolt as effortless as possible. The Test Designer allows configuration of virtually any EIA or Chemiluminescence assay protocol down the most minute detail, including required calculations and results analysis. Computations include: Point to point, linear regression, cubic spline, 4PL, 5 PL, Lin-Lin, Lin-Log, and Log-Log representation. The software integrates with most LIS systems, and provides a fully bidirectional interface.

Modular Design

The shaker, incubator and reader are modular features to provide you with a customizable EIA platform.

Linear Shaker & Incubator

Provides consistent shaking while keeping fluids in the wells, and shakes vigorously up to 900 RPM. Attain precise and accurate results with better mixing of reagents in the wells with less chance of spillage.

The convection incubator quickly and uniformly heats each individual reaction well, allowing the Bolt to deliver consistent results. Have confidence in your results by eliminating the uneven heating, or “edge effect”, commonly seen with traditional chamber incubators.

Built-in Reader (EIA or CLIA+EIA)

Configure your Bolt with either an LED spectrophotometer for ELISA processing, or a combination EIA+CLIA spectrophotometer/fluorescence reader to handle both ELISA and chemiluminescence assays. The ELISA reader uses LED’s and provides multiple benefits including: 100x longer bulb life, less ambient heat, more specific wavelengths and ultra-compact size. The EIA+CLIA reader boasts increased capability while maintaining the full automation, small size and excellent durability of the ELISA spectrophotometer.

High Precision Micro-Syringe

The Bolt features a highly precise micro-syringe that maintains the same level of precision as other instruments in its class, but at much lower volumes. The Bolt accurately and precisely aspirates 1μl volumes at less than 3% CV, allowing sample dilutions to be performed directly in the reaction wells, eliminating the need for extra pre-dilution steps.

Unique Options

System Architecture
Open, fully customizable.

On-board Reader(s)
Spectrophotometer, or Spectrophotometer+Fluorescence Combo Reader.

Convection Incubator
Evenly heats to eliminate “Edge Effect”.

Linear Shaker
Precise adherence to assay protocols / No-spill design.

Hardware Specifications

Sample Capacity
96 patient sample positions

Reagent Positions
9 custom reagent positions (22 – 35 mm diameter bottles accepted)

Test Tubes
Accepts standard 12, 13, and 16 mm diameter tubes, up to 100 mm tall
(custom racks available)

MTP Positions
1 reaction plate, 1 pre-dilution plate

Well-Tracking
Independent well tracking and timing

Wash bottles
2 wash bottle positions

Probe/Needle
Single probe, dual needle

Aspiration/Dispense Volume
1μl – 300 μl

Incubation Temperature
Room temperature to 45 °C

Photometer
405, 450 ,490, 550 and 630 nm wavelengths standard (custom available),
0 to 3.0 OD

Chemiluminescence Photomultiplier Tube (PMT)
Detection type: glow, Dark count: 50 counts per second (standard),
Measuring time: adjustable 100 to 1000 ms, Dynamic range: 6 decades
(orders of magnitude) (optional add-on).

Power Supply
100-265V, 50-60Hz, 120W Max

Dimensions
W: 48.3 cm, D: 53.3 cm, H: 55.8 cm

Weight
27 kg

Software Specifications

Protocol Design
Fully open and highly configurable test designer; custom output reports

Calculations
Point to point, linear regression, cubic spline, 4PL, 5 PL, Lin-Lin,
Lin-Log, Log-Log representation

LIS Integration
Bi-directional, RS232, USB, TCP/IP

User Interface
MS Windows Graphical User Interface (Windows 7 or above)

Language
Multi-language support

+ OVERVIEW

Fully-Automated Processing, Modular Design

A one-plate ELISA+CLIA processor, the Bolt shares many features of the ThunderBolt, but with a more customizable, lower throughput, cost-effective design.

Petite and Powerful

A small yet dynamic system

The Bolt is a single compact machine that serves as all of the tools for processing an ELISA or CLIA assay (pipette, washer, incubator, shaker, reader). Our interactive user-friendly software provides a simple laboratory experience for instrument operation.

[hidden for reference]

 Benefits

Cost Effective and Efficient

Experience the entire EIA process for less

The simple design of the Bolt reduces the cost of the instrument and still provides the user with a complete EIA process. Enhance your workflow with easy loading, fully automated processing, reading and reporting of results.

Fully Automated System

Perform ELISA’s from start to finish

With the fully automated EIA platform, users can easily set up a worklist and come back to the instrument to retrieve results. No more worrying about manual incubation times and misplacing pipettes.

Modular Design

Customize your EIA platform to your laboratory’s needs

The Bolt offers different modular designs to customize the Bolt to exactly the experience that the user needs. Save on features that the lab does not need for a simpler laboratory experience.

Intuitive and Adaptable Software

Easy operation, in-depth analysis

Just like the hardware, the Bolt software provides all the features your lab requires, and more. Intuitive operation allows for easy training and ongoing use. The Test Designer allows for exceptional assay protocol adherence, along with numerous reporting and analysis options that can be tailored to your lab’s needs.

Benefits

[hidden for reference]

Modular Design – Customize your EIA platform to your laboratory’s needs
[Picture – modular parts on a white surface]

  • The Bolt offers different modular designs to customize the Bolt to exactly the experience that the user needs. Save on features that the lab does not need for a simpler laboratory experience.

Cost Effective and Efficient – Experience the entire EIA process for less
[Picture – a bench with three bolts vs. a bench with one triturus or something of the sort]

  • The simple design of the Bolt reduces the cost of the instrument and still provides the user with a complete EIA process. Enhance your workflow with easy loading, fully automated processing, reading and reporting of results.

Petite and Powerful – A small yet dynamic system
[Picture – open bolt]

  • The Bolt is a single compact machine that serves as all of the tools for processing an ELISA or CLIA assau (pipettor, washer, incubator, shaker, reader). Our interactive user-friendly software provides a simple laboratory experience for instrument operation.

Fully Automated System –  Perform ELISA’s from start to finish
[Picture – bolt in action with computer]

  • With the fully automated EIA platform, users can easily set up a worklist and come back to the instrument to retrieve results. No more worrying about manual incubation times and misplacing pipettes.

Intuitive and Adaptable Software –  Easy operation, in-depth analysis
[Picture – people using the software and smiling because it’s so easy]

  • Just like the hardware, the Bolt software provides all the features your lab requires, and more. Intuitive operation allows for easy training and ongoing use. The Test Designer allows for exceptional assay protocol adherence, along with numerous reporting and analysis options that can be tailored to your lab’s needs.
+ FEATURES

Intuitive Software

The Bolt software adapts to your laboratory to enable maximum productivity and deliver highly reliable results. The Test Designer combines with the multitude of other features to make ongoing operation of your Bolt as effortless as possible. The Test Designer allows configuration of virtually any EIA or Chemiluminescence assay protocol down the most minute detail, including required calculations and results analysis. Computations include: Point to point, linear regression, cubic spline, 4PL, 5 PL, Lin-Lin, Lin-Log, and Log-Log representation. The software integrates with most LIS systems, and provides a fully bidirectional interface.

Modular Design

The shaker, incubator and reader are modular features to provide you with a customizable EIA platform.

Linear Shaker & Incubator

Provides consistent shaking while keeping fluids in the wells, and shakes vigorously up to 900 RPM. Attain precise and accurate results with better mixing of reagents in the wells with less chance of spillage.

The convection incubator quickly and uniformly heats each individual reaction well, allowing the Bolt to deliver consistent results. Have confidence in your results by eliminating the uneven heating, or “edge effect”, commonly seen with traditional chamber incubators.

Built-in Reader (EIA or CLIA+EIA)

Configure your Bolt with either an LED spectrophotometer for ELISA processing, or a combination EIA+CLIA spectrophotometer/fluorescence reader to handle both ELISA and chemiluminescence assays. The ELISA reader uses LED’s and provides multiple benefits including: 100x longer bulb life, less ambient heat, more specific wavelengths and ultra-compact size. The EIA+CLIA reader boasts increased capability while maintaining the full automation, small size and excellent durability of the ELISA spectrophotometer.

High Precision Micro-Syringe

The Bolt features a highly precise micro-syringe that maintains the same level of precision as other instruments in its class, but at much lower volumes. The Bolt accurately and precisely aspirates 1μl volumes at less than 3% CV, allowing sample dilutions to be performed directly in the reaction wells, eliminating the need for extra pre-dilution steps.

+ SPECIFICATIONS

Unique Options

System Architecture
Open, fully customizable.

On-board Reader(s)
Spectrophotometer, or Spectrophotometer+Fluorescence Combo Reader.

Convection Incubator
Evenly heats to eliminate “Edge Effect”.

Linear Shaker
Precise adherence to assay protocols / No-spill design.

Hardware Specifications

Sample Capacity
96 patient sample positions

Reagent Positions
9 custom reagent positions (22 – 35 mm diameter bottles accepted)

Test Tubes
Accepts standard 12, 13, and 16 mm diameter tubes, up to 100 mm tall
(custom racks available)

MTP Positions
1 reaction plate, 1 pre-dilution plate

Well-Tracking
Independent well tracking and timing

Wash bottles
2 wash bottle positions

Probe/Needle
Single probe, dual needle

Aspiration/Dispense Volume
1μl – 300 μl

Incubation Temperature
Room temperature to 45 °C

Photometer
405, 450 ,490, 550 and 630 nm wavelengths standard (custom available),
0 to 3.0 OD

Chemiluminescence Photomultiplier Tube (PMT)
Detection type: glow, Dark count: 50 counts per second (standard),
Measuring time: adjustable 100 to 1000 ms, Dynamic range: 6 decades
(orders of magnitude) (optional add-on).

Power Supply
100-265V, 50-60Hz, 120W Max

Dimensions
W: 48.3 cm, D: 53.3 cm, H: 55.8 cm

Weight
27 kg

Software Specifications

Protocol Design
Fully open and highly configurable test designer; custom output reports

Calculations
Point to point, linear regression, cubic spline, 4PL, 5 PL, Lin-Lin,
Lin-Log, Log-Log representation

LIS Integration
Bi-directional, RS232, USB, TCP/IP

User Interface
MS Windows Graphical User Interface (Windows 7 or above)

Language
Multi-language support