PK7300 Automated Microplate System: Comprehensive blood banking solution

The PK7300 Automated Microplate System leads the industry in pre-transfusion, automated blood donor testing. System features include 300-sample-per-hour throughput, full online system status updates, data transfer capabilities, and aspiration and dispense monitoring intelligence. The PK7300 also self-monitors critical instrument processes with alarms, including result validation for abnormal conditions.

PK7300 Automated Microplate System

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Simplicity and efficiency

  • High throughput of up to 300 samples per hour allows rapid analysis of large volumes of samples
  • Reduce training time with customized menus, icons and color-keyed graphics
  • Save time and money with programmable, fully automated start-up mode
  • Onboard data management allows you to store and search test results and data can be saved for off-line analysis and archiving 

Quality and reliability

  • Get reliable analysis using a high-resolution CCD camera
  • Enhance test reliability using barcodes to automate management of samples, microplates, reagents and diluents
  • Continuously monitor dispensed volumes of samples, reagents and diluents; anomalies are automatically detected, displayed and reported


General Characteristics 
   Analytical methodAgglutination method on terraced microplates
   Throughput300 samples/hour with 5 diluted sample cups; 266 samples per hour with 4 dilution cups
   Sample capacity12 racks or 120 samples; continuous addition. Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes)
   Sample tube sizeIn primary or secondary tubes: diameter: 12‒15 mm; height: 55‒102 mm
   SamplePlasma, serum, red blood cells; red blood cell suspension
   Reagent trayUp to 16 reagents can be loaded
   Reagent vesselTerraced microplates
   Reaction time20‒60 minutes
   AssaysABO blood grouping, Rh typing, phenotyping (Rh, Kell and others), irregular antibody screening (with saline and enzyme method), infectious disease screening (TP, CMV and others)*
   Sample barcodeNW-7; CODE39; CODE 128; ISBT-CODE128; and 2 of 5 interleaved
Electrical Requirements 
   Electrical consumption3.0 kVA maximum
   Current15‒30 amp (with UPS)
   CircuitDedicated and noise-free
   Voltage110/208/220/230/240 VAC (±10%) single phase
   Frequency50/60 Hz (±1 Hz)
   Ground requirement<100 ohms
   LocationPower cable length 10 m (30 ft)
Water Requirements 
   SupplyContinuous flow
   Resistivity>0.5 mega ohms
   Mechanical filtration<0.5 µm (glycerol-free) filter at discharge of deionizer
   Consumption60 L/hour max, instantaneous demand 3.5 L/minute
   Pressure0.49 x 105 3.99 x 105 pascal (7.1‒58.8 PSI)
   LocationShutoff valve within 10 m (30 ft)
   Tubing diameter12 mm (ID) x 18 mm (OD)
   Connection0.5 in barbed-hose fitting
Drain Requirements 
   GravityHazardous waste floor drain: maximum height 1.5 m (5 ft); max distance from analyzer: 10 m (30 ft)
   Tubing requirements15 mm (ID) x 22 mm (OD)
Environmental Requirements 
  Average heat output7,200 KJ/H (6,824 BTU) max
   Ambient temperature18–30°C (fluctuations during measurement shall be within ± 2°C
   Ambient humidity20%–80% relative humidity
   Noise outputMax 65 dB or less


 Pk7300 Automated Microplate System-Validation Guidelines

Line / Series / ProductPK7300 System DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.BM7300V. Released Date8/25/2010

 PK7300 Automated Microplate System User Guide

Line / Series / ProductPK7300 System DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.BM7300UG.AFReleased Date1/16/2014

 PK7300 Validation Guidelines Version 3.0

Line / Series / ProductPK7300 System DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.BM7300CD.3.0Released Date2/13/2012

 PK7300 Quick Start Guide

Line / Series / ProductPK7300 System DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.B08369.AAReleased Date5/6/2011

 Global Labeling Update for the Beckman Coulter PK7300 Automated Microplate System User’s Guide

Line / Series / ProductPK7300 System DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.C12184.AAReleased Date10/17/2017

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