Use an Nth Plate step to perform maintenance

Certain fluids, like BSA, can clog the liquid handler's dispense tubes, so flushing the tubes after dispensing to a certain number of plates is recommended for optimal performance. When using the BioStack you can use the Nth Plate step to add a maintenance routine to the protocol.

Here's an example of using the Nth Plate step to perform an AutoClean loop after every 15 plates have been washed. The Nth step is defined this way:

Run only Nth Plate steps is checked.

Remove plate before running steps is checked.

AutoClean will occur after 15 plates are washed, after 30 plates are washed, and so on.