The MicroProbes works with discrete, disposable 1mm sample tubes, which may be sealed after filling. The glass tubes have a plastic, v-shaped top part attached to them, which allows for easy manual sample filling even with volumes as small as 5 (resp. 30) micro liters. The tubes may be equipped with a digital matrix code on the plastic top parts, which then uniquely identifies each sample.
Even though manual sample filling is straight forward with the 1mm sample tubes, Bruker BioSpin supplies a modified version of the Gilson 215 Liquid handler which enables the fast, reliable and comfortable filling of many 1mm (resp. 1.7mm) sample tubes at a time. Here the sample tubes are arranged in the industry-standard 96 well plate format, so that the tube racks are fully compatible with all other laboratory or storage equipment which is capable to handle this format.