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.

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.

INTUITIVE, 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.

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.

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.

SOFTWARE THAT WORKS THE WAY YOUR LAB DOES.

The ThunderBolt® 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 ThunderBolt® as effortless as possible.The Test Designer allows configuration of virtually any EIA or Chemiluminescence assay protocol down the most minute detail.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.

SLIDE IN RACKS

Reduce errors and streamline setup.Slide In Racks utilize a bar code reader that allow the user to simply place each individual sample in the rack, slide in the instrument, and automatically scan for positive sample identification.The ThunderBolt® further streamlines setup with a sliding sample and reagent tray that provides easy access to the Slide In Racks for patient samples, and the 16 reagent positions.

BUILT-IN READER (EIA OR CLIA+EIA)

Ultra-compact and fully-automated reader options

Configure your ThunderBolt® 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.

ORBITAL SHAKER

No-spill design, up to 900 RPM.

Keep fluids in the well while vigorously shaking with the fully-integrated and automated orbital shaker. Attain repeatable and accurate results through better mixing of reagents with less chance of spillage.

CONVECTION INCUBATOR

Eliminate “Edge Effect” by evenly heating each well.

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

HIGH PRECISION MICRO-SYRINGE

Aspirate 1µl with less than 3% CV.

The ThunderBolt® 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 ThunderBolt® 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.

PROBE-MOUNTED CAMERA

Real-time process monitoring and remote diagnostics.

The probe-mounted camera allows ThunderBolt® operators to monitor internal operations in real-time. The camera and system logs also allow GSD technicians to remotely resolve most problems for maximum instrument uptime.

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.

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

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