3700 384-Well Format

Phillip San Miguel pmiguel at purdue.edu
Mon Nov 19 14:54:20 EST 2001

    Very strange, the standard water carboy has at least enough water for a 24
hour run in our hands.  That is two 384 well plates.
    I bought an extra waste container and put water in that. I've done 12 runs
over the course of a weekend without adding/changing reagents. I think 14 would
work fine. For 16 I would be concerned about overflowing the waste container.
But you could probably modify the waste container so to allow overflow to go
into a waste container outside the 3700.
    Actually, you wouldn't need to do 16 runs--15 runs with all 104 capillaries
would be more than enough to run all 1536 samples in four 384-well plates.

Phillip SanMiguel
Purdue Genomics Core Facility

jws36065 wrote:

> Hi,
> I've written a few times before concerning various aspects of the 3700's
> 384-well capabilities.
> Our company is now looking into running 4 384-well plates over the course
> of a weekend.
> I was wondering if anyone else had tackled the problem of keeping the
> machine supplied with enough water for such a run.  The current water
> container holds enough for 4 96-well plates, or 1 384-well plate.
> ABI currently does not supply larger containers and has no info to pass
> along.
> Thanks,
> John
> ---


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