Tracy Worzella, M.S.1, Melissa McCornack, Ph.D.1, Tristan Berto2, Seth Hanson2 and Christopher Cowan, Ph.D.1
1Promega Corporation, 2800 Woods Hollow Road, Madison, WI 53711; 2Gilson, Inc., 3000 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI 53562
The Gilson PIPETMAX® 268 is the latest liquid handler from Gilson; the first in its line. It represents a fusion between Gilson’s robust liquid handling automation and the legendary Gilson PIPETMAN. PIPETMAX® is the next logical step up from a manual pipette; its design makes automation accessible for any laboratory. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of this small, inexpensive automated pipetting platform, Gilson teamed up with Promega to evaluate the PIPETMAX® for a cell-based mechanistic toxicity profiling application. The PIPETMAX® 268 was used to dispense the cells, compounds and reagents necessary to conduct the following assays in 384-well format: CellTiter-Glo® Luminescent Cell Viability Assay, MultiTox-Fluor Multiplex Cytotoxicity Assay, Caspase-Glo® 3/7 Assay and CellTox™ Green Cytotoxicity Assay.