BioTek ELx405VR Microplate Washer

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The BioTek Elx405VR microplate washer is designed and manufactured by a leader in plate technology.  The ELX405VR from Bio-Tek is built to wash 96 well plates, with a single manifold with 96 dispensing and aspritating tubes, and comes with automatic 4 buffer switching. This microplate washer is ideally suited for DNA sequencing labs looking for high efficiency. The vacuum filtration on this microplate washer leaves nothing behind and comes with sample/waste bottles.  The ELx405VR washer plate works with standard microplates and is a great solution for labs looking for solid bottom microplate washing.


The BioTek ELx405VR incorporates an ultrasonic cleaning function and operates by rapidly creating and collapsing minute vacuum bubbles, creating an agitation that scrubs the inside and outside of the washer eliminating even heavy protein and salt build up. It’s recommended by BioTek that you prime, clean, sonication and then re-prime with rinse cycle each time so the ELx405 is ready to go for the next wash. This microplate washer is compatible with the BioStack BioRobot making this a great addition to any high-throughput (HTS) laboratories.  This reliable plate washer from BioTek has a built-in over-flow sensor for precision filling of microplates. In addition, the BioTek ELx405 comes equipped with prime, sonicate tubes and cleaning protocols built right into the control pane.

Biotek ELx405VR Microplate Washer Specifications:

Microplate Types

96-well plates/strips

Low profile and standard height

Deep well plates up to 50 millimeters

Vacuum filtration time range: 

5 to 999 seconds

Selectable: Approximate final at 30 seconds:

Lowest: -38 mmHg

Low: -113 mmHg

Medium: -200 mmHg

High: -390 mmHg

Highest: -506 mmHg



Flow Rates

High flow to low flow

Optimized rates for cell assays

Wash Speed

96-well: < 30 seconds: 3 aspirate / dispense cycles, 300 µL/well, no soak, final aspirate

Dispense Precision

≤3% CV: 300 µL/well (96-well washing)

Residual Volume

<2 µL/well (standard & deep well 96-well plates)

Supply bottle

4 L

Buffer/reagent Selection

Auto switching module for up to 4 buffers (option)

Wash Cycles

1 -10

Volume Range

50 to 3000 microliter increments

Manifold Types

96 tube dual action manifold


Programmable up to 60 minutes

Onboard Software

Create, edit and run multiple protocols


40 lbs


17x29x15 inches


100 to 204V, 50/60Hz, 8.0A

  • BioTek Elx405VR Microplate Washer
  • Vacuum Pump with Hose
  • Waste & Buffer Bottles
  • Power Cord
  • Operator's Guide
  • 30-Day Warranty

This BioTek ELx405VR Microplate Washer has been thoroughly inspected and is free of clogs. All of our lab equipment comes backed with our standard warranty. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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