Mai Tai™ Hybridization System

AlphaMetrixA Superior Replacement for Agilent SureHyb® Chambers

Hybridize Four Microarray Slides in One Cassette

Tools for processing single microarray slides, such as Agilent SureHyb Chambers, are out of step with trends toward higher throughput sample analysis and the use of laboratory automation. The Mai Tai Hybridization System [Cat.# 1075-00-1 (115V); 1075-00-2 (220V)] replaces one-at-a-time slide incubations with batch processing of four slides at once using an automation compatible design.

Two Piece Cassette Reduces Handling Errors

When hybridizing four microarray slides, Agilent SureHyb Chambers require handling four individual chambers and twelve separate parts. The Mai Tai Cassette design uses just two parts that simplify set up and disassembly steps and reduce the risk of errors. The Mai Tai Cassette has a standard microplate footprint so samples may be loaded manually or with robotic liquid handling equipment to streamline workflow and reduce the risk of errors.

Bubble Mixing Provides Higher Signals

The Mai Tai System provides 'bubble mixing' of samples during hybridization, a proven method for boosting signals from samples with limiting target amounts. The flexible design of the Mai Tai rotator allows processing of up to eight Mai Tai Cassettes or 32 slides using a SciGene Series 700 Microarray Oven. Cassettes are easily and securely loaded into the rotator by means of a spring locking mechanism.

Mai Tai Systems

Complete microarray hybridization system consisting of rotating oven, rotator and hybridization cassette. Unique convection heating system regulates chamber temperature to ± 0.2°C; eliminating hot/cold spots. Two ovens are available: the Model 777 rotates to 80 RPM for Agilent or Affymetrix arrays. Model 700 rotates to 20 RPM for Agilent arrays. Uses simple two-piece 4-slide cassette. Rotator holds up to 8 cassettes (32 slides) for rotational mixing during incubation. Mai Tai rotators are available for SciGene, Agilent and Robbins Scientific ovens.

Mai Tai Cassette:

  • Two piece design reduces handling errors
  • Replaces 4x single slide Agilent SureHyb chambers
  • Priced 40% less than 4x Agilent SureHyb chambers
  • Automation compatible - microplate footprint

Microarray Oven:

  • Temperature controlled to ± 0.2°C with no hot/cold spots
  • Heats to 99.0°C for Agilent SureSelect and other special applications
  • Adjustable rotation to 20 RPM (Model 700) or 80 RPM (Model 777)
  • Jog switch adjusts rotator position for easy cassette loading
  • Internal rotator easily drops in and lifts out without tools
  • Simple temperature calibration for CLIA validation

Ordering Information

Mai Tai M700 System, 230V. Includes a Model 700 Microarray Oven, Mai Tai Rotator and one Mai Tai Cassette. Rotates up to 20RPM for Agilent Arrays. 1075-00-8 TBC
Mai Tai M777 System, 230V. Includes a Model 777 Microarray Oven, Mai Tai Rotator and one Mai Tai Cassette. Rotates up to 80RPM for Agilent or Affymetrix Arrays. 1075-00-6 TBC
Mai Tai Hybridization Cassette. Holds four slides. 1075-10-0 TBC
Mai Tai Rotator. Holds up to 8 Mai Tai Cassettes. Compatible with Model 400 and Series 700 Ovens. 1075-20-0 TBC
Mai Tai Rotator for the Agilent DNA Microarray Oven. 1075-20-1 TBC


Technical Specification

Equipment Included Rotating Oven, Mai Tai Rotator and one Mai Tai Cassette
Cat # 1075-00-5 or 1075-00-7 115V AC, 50/60Hz, 6A
Cat # 1075-00-6 or 1075-00-8 230V AC, 50/60Hz, 3A
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Outside 22 x 18 x 17 inches (55 x 45 x 42 cm)
Inside 13 x 14 x 14 inches (33 x 35 x 35 cm)
Instrument Weight 69 lbs (32 kg) net
Performance and Controls
Temperature Range Ambient +5.0° C to 99.0° C
Temperature Regulation ± 0.2° C from set point
Oven Rotation Speed Up to 20 RPM (Model 700) or 80 RPM (Model 777)
Mai Tai™ Hybridization System

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