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Opentrons Flex Magnetic Bead Protein Purification Workstation

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Opentrons Flex Magnetic Bead Protein Purification Workstation


For scaling up and fully automating magnetic bead-based protein purification workflows

The Opentrons Flex Magnetic Bead Protein Purification Workstation includes the Flex Robot, Gripper, Pipettes, Tips, Labware, Heater-Shaker Module, Magnetic Block, and Custom Protocol Development.

With the Flex Protein Purification Workstation, you can automate your small-scale protein purification and proteomics sample processing at the scale you need to increase efficiency, reduce errors, and save hands-on time. This Opentrons Protein Purification Workstation uses magnetic beads for purification of proteins.

The Flex Magnetic Bead Protein Purification Workstation can support the following workflow steps:

Cell Cluster

Enzymatic and Chemical Lysis

Magnetic Module

SP3 Sample Preparation for LCMS

Erlenmeyer Flask

BCA and Bradford Assays


Magnetic Bead-Based Purification

peptide strands

Protein Labeling

Tube Bubbles 1

SDS and Native PAGE Sample Preparation

What’s in the box

Each Flex Magnetic Bead Protein Purification Workstation is configured with hardware, consumables, and custom protocol development for your protein purification or proteomics sample prep assay.


Robot & Pipettes

  • Opentrons Flex Robot
  • Flex Gripper
  • Flex 1-Channel Pipette (5-1000 µL)
  • Flex 8-Channel Pipette (5-1000 µL)
  • Custom Protocol Development


  • Heater-Shaker Module
  • Flex Magnetic Block
  • Temperature Module (Optional)

Accessories & Labware

  • Flex Waste Chute
  • Flex Deck Expansion Set (Optional)
  • Flex Pipette Tips 200 µL, Filtered (180 Racks/20 Refills)
  • Flex Pipette Tips 1000 µL, Filtered (80 Racks/20 Refills)
  • NEST 12-Well Reservoirs (50 Count)
  • NEST 1-Well Reservoirs (50 Count)
  • NEST 2 mL Deep-Well Plate (50 Count)
  • Tough 0.2 mL 96-Well PCR Plates (2 x 25 Count)
  • NEST 2.0 mL Microcentrifuge Tubes (500 Count)
  • NEST 15 mL Microcentrifuge Tubes (500 Count)

Frequently Asked Questions

For FAQs about the OT-2 and Opentrons Flex, click here.

Yes, this can be achieved through the Opentrons app. You will need to be connected to a computer that is on the same WiFi or wired network as the liquid handler.

This is not an optical process. The robot uses capacitance sensors and a calibration probe (shipped with Flex pipettes) to perform automated calibration. Capacitive sensing for automated calibration is done by having a current run through the pipette’s metal tip at the bottom and then through a calibration tip until it’s grounded.

The Opentrons Flex 8-channel and 96-channel pipettes will aspirate and dispense the same volume with all channels at the same time. Volume is not independently controlled across channels.

OT-2 pipettes and OT-2 pipette tips are not compatible with the Opentrons Flex. The OT-2 pipette nose cone and Flex pipette nose cones are constructed differently, preventing cross-compatibility. OT-2 tip boxes/refills are also not compatible with the Flex.

Opentrons can only guarantee performance of the Flex when using our Flex pipette tips.

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