High-throughput Screening Facility (HTSF)

School Affiliated departments and LAS

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liquid Handlers

Platemate Plus

Platemate Plus

For high-throughput high accuracy pipetting into 96-, 384- or 1536-well microtiter plates, the facility has two PlateMate Plus instruments.


  • Dispense liquid from reservoir into plates
    Plate sample transfer
    Full plate dilutions
    Column-based serial dilutions
  • Four removable 50 plate capacity stackers
  • Four microplate stages accommodating microplates, reservoirs, or wash stations
  • 96- or 384-Tip/pin tool wash station
  • Removable 96- or 384-well tip cartriges Volume dispense range of 5 µL to 300 µL for the 96-well head Volume dispense range of 1 µL to 100 µL for the 384-well head Dispense 50, 100 or 250 nL with the 96- or 384-well pocket tips
  • Removable 384-well pin transfer tools 10 nL, 100 nL and 1 mL transfer volume


For high speed sterile pipetting into 96- or 384-well microtiter plates, the facility has a Matrix WellMate.


  • Dispense buffer, cell-culture, ligand, compounds or microbeads into plates in sterile hood
  • Disposable, sterile tubing cartriges Volume dispense range of 1 µL to 2 mL
  • Accommodates 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- or 384- well microplates

High-throughput Screening Facility
University of Illinois
School of Chemical Sciences
361 Noyes Lab
MC-712 Box 3-1
505 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL  61801
Dr. Chen Zhang, Director
Tel: (217) 244-4198

czhang8 [at] illinois [dot] edu
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

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