Use a series of Nth Plate steps

When using the BioStack you can treat plates in a non-uniform manner by defining a series of Nth Plate steps. Here's an example to demonstrate its usefulness:

We'll generate three mixed groups of dilutions in the stack of plates:

To create this protocol:

  1. Click Use BioStack,
  2. Click Nth Plate and set it for every 3 plates starting with plate 1:
  3. Click Dispense and set the parameters to dispense 100 ÁL.
  4. Click Nth Plate and set it for every 3 plates starting with plate 2 and apply the same conditions as above.
  5. Click Dispense and set the parameters to dispense 200 ÁL.
  6. Click Nth Plate and set it for every 3 plates starting with plate 3 and apply the same conditions as above.
  7. Click Dispense and set the parameters to dispense 300 ÁL.

The plates in the BioStack's output stack will be sorted this way:

Plate

Dilution

1

100

2

200

3

300

4

100

5

200

6

300

7

100

8

200

9

300

10

100

11

200

12

300

and so on...