Microplate Stacker- BioStack™

Source: BioTek Instruments, Inc.

Microplate Stacker- BioStack™

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. BioStack offers rapid plate exchange speeds to increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows both with and without plate lids. BioStack models equipped with a rotational gripper allow ergonomically friendly instrument panel access and compact integration positioning. Automate washing, detection and liquid handling processes with 96- and 384- well microplates. The new BioStack4 model offers de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates up to 22 mm tall. BioStack Microplate Stackers are available with 10, 30, or 50 microplate storage stacks, all removable and interchangeable to accommodate individual throughput needs. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!


  • <10 seconds plate exchange time
  •  Range of formats including 24-, 48-, 96-, 384- and 1536-well
  • 10, 30, or 50 standard height microplates per interchangeable stack
  • De-lidding and re-lidding capability with BioStack4
  • Rotational gripper for ergonomic  and compact integration
  • Restacking capability
  • Optional barcode scanner
  • Direct control through washer and dispenser interface or via LHC™ or Gen5™ PC software
  • Small footprint conserves precious bench top space
  • Walk away automation


Microplate types All models: ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96, 384 and 1536 wells

BioStack4: 24- and 48-well plates
Max plate height: 22 mm
De-lidding compatibility BioStack4: 96-, 384- and 1536-well lidded plate compatible.
Max height, incl. lid: 22 mm.
Microplate capacity 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well: Up to 50 plates
1536-well: Up to 75 plates
Lidded plates compatible only with 10- and 30-plate stacks
Barcode scanner Landscape or portrait orientation, Code 39, Codabar, UPC/EAN, Code 128 compatible
Processing speed (plate exchange time) BioStack4: <20 seconds (with de-lidding)
<12 seconds (without lids)

BioStack3: <10 seconds

BioStack: <33 seconds
Direct control Washers and dispensers with keypad interface can directly control BioStack
PC software LHC2 for liquid handling instruments (optional)
Gen5 2.0 for readers
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC 50/60 Hz
Weight <25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Dimensions BioStack4: 22” L x 8.3” W
(54 x 21 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instrument and stacks.

BioStack3: 20.7” L x 7.4” W
(52.5 x 18.8 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instrument and stacks.

BioStack: 18.5” L x 7” W
(46.9 x 17.8 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instrument and stacks.
Regulatory CE and TUV marked