The ProfiBlot 48 and ProfiBlot T48 blot processors are easy to operate, and can be programmed either from a PC using the BlotWare™ software, or by using the integrated display and keypad. Dispense volumes, selection of dispense channels, shaking speed for incubation steps and wash parameters can be arranged in any combination within a protocol, and up to 20 different methods can be stored. Once programming and downloading are completed, the PC can be disconnected and the ProfiBlot will perform the assays in standalone mode.
After the user has placed the assay strips into the individual wells of the tray, the samples can be added using a pipette. At the push of a button, the entire procedure can be performed with no further input from the user. The display provides a way of checking every stage of the process, and an audible signal indicates when the assay is complete.