Colony Picker Systems

     
 


Ever lose track of your place in microplates when you're picking colonies, mutants or plaques from your agar plates?

 
 


We have developed a fail safe colony picking/arraying system for 48, 96 and 384 well microplates.  It also provides a sterile cover to prevent airborne contamination while you are filling the plate.  Just place the Toothpick holder over the plate and inoculate the wells by placing wood (VP 371) or plastic (VP 372) toothpicks through the holes in the Toothpick holder.  Leave the toothpicks in the holder to mark your place until you finish the whole microplate, then lift the holder with the toothpicks off the microplate, invert and discard the toothpicks.  Autoclave or clean the Toothpick Holder with bleach and or alcohol and reuse.

The wood Toothpicks (VP 371) can be sterilized by Autoclaving and the plastic Toothpicks (VP 372) can be sterilized with ethylene oxide, Gamma radiation or UV light.  Many of our customers don’t sterilize the toothpicks as they are already very clean and/or they are working in systems that use antibiotic resistance strains and they culture in media that contains that antibiotic.

The Toothpick holders are also useful if you are re-arraying a library to place all the positives on one plate.  For even faster colony picking or re-arraying check out the new V&P Colony Picker VP 373.

Click here for a list of published articles that cite the products on this page.

 
 


VP 378

     
 
48 Hole Toothpick Holder, fits Nunc, Costar and Evergreen 48 Micro wellplates (accommodates plates 19.6 mm or less in height) 
 
 
 


VP 376

     
 


96 Hole Toothpick Holder, fits all standard 96 well microplates

 
 
 


VP 379

     
 


384 Hole Toothpick Holder, fits all standard 384 well microplates except the Genetix microplates

 
 
 


VP 379G

     
 
384 Hole Toothpick Holder, fits the shorter Genetix microplates
     
 
Click here for a list of published articles that cite using the products on this page.
 
         

About | Ordering | Returns
Copyright 2010, V&P Scientific, Inc. All rights reserved.