Nizar Katrangi PhD
Eyad Katrangi PhD

Perkin Elmer

Victor 2D

 Nearly 10 million newborns are screened with Victor™ 2D each year. The
semi-automated system is a robust, cost-efficient solution for screening of seven NBS
disorders: congenital hypothyroidism, phenylketonuria, congenital adrenal hyperplasia,
galactosemia, cystic fibrosis, biotinidase deficiency and G6PD deficiency.

  • Easy to use and reliable measurement device
  • Preset protocols for neonatal assays based on time-resolved fluorescence (TSH, T4, 17-OHP, IRT) or prompt fluorescence (PKU, GALT, TGAL, BTD, G6PD)
  • MultiCalc software included for result calculation
  • QC control and communication with LIMS


DBS Puncher

The DBS Puncher automatically punches dry blood spot samples into microtitration plates. The punch has a changeable head, so the blood spots may be 3.2 mm, 4.7 mm or 6 mm in diameter.

Two plates may be loaded simultaneously and the plate height allowed is adjustable, so deep well plates can be accommodated. After punching, disk detection ensures that the disk is correctly placed in the microtitration well.

The DBS Puncher may be connected to a bar code reader for indentification of the patient sample. It may be run from an external computer, receiving a plate layout which specifies the sample codes for the wells and the punch sequence.

The instrument is controlled by hand or by footswitch. Ease of use is enhanced by a clear double line display, and by illumination of the area being punched.