FLIPR Penta High-Throughput Cellular Screening System

FLIPR Penta High-Throughput Cellular Screening System

An industry-renowned instrument for monitoring GPCRs and ion channels

Powered by a new, optional high-speed EMCCD camera and the new Peak Pro 2 software module, the new FLIPR® Penta High-Throughput Cellular Screening System allows you to measure and analyze peaks of human-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), differentiated into cardiomyocytes and neurons, up to 100 times per second and quickly cherry pick events such as Early Afterdepolarization-like events (EAD-like events), fibrillation, and irregular beating.

Since its introduction, the system has developed a reputation for reliability and ease of use. The system can be configured based on library size, detection mode, screening format, assay, and target, making the transition from assay development to lead optimization a seamless process.

  • Assess toxicity effects

The HS-EMCCD camera option allows for up to 100 measurements per second, providing detailed information about cardiomyocyte and/or neuronal oscillation. Combined with the ScreenWorks® Peak Pro 2 software analysis module, compound-induced pro-arrhythmic effects such as EAD-like events can be easily identified and flagged.

  • Identify lead compounds

With seven LED sets, many filter options, and fluorescence or luminescence detection, the FLIPR system supports many assays, including calcium flux, potassium, and membrane potential.

  • Configure to your throughput

The FLIPR Penta system can be configured to match user needs. From manual assays to automated solutions, to measuring 96-, 384-, or 1536-well samples at a time, to using wash or no-wash assay kits in adherent mode, the system can be upgraded as needs change in the future.


  • Complex event analysis

ScreenWorks Peak Pro 2 software analysis, powered by pCLAMP 11, gives you the unique ability to characterize calcium oscillation peak data in one software program. Compounds can be flagged that cause waveform irregularities that may indicate hazards for arrhythmia, seizures, or other toxicity effects quickly and without having to export data. Distinctly different calcium oscillations in neurons can also be characterized.

  • Configurable optics

The FLIPR Penta system can be matched to user needs starting with a standard EMCCD camera, a more cost-effective solution that is perfect for GPCR and Membrane Potential assays, or with the new HS EMCCD that can capture up to 100 images per second and offers exceptional luminescence performance. The camera, LEDs, and filters can be configured at the time of purchase or later when assay needs change.

  • User-changeable pipette modules

Pipette heads can be changed in minutes without the use of tools from 96, 384, or 1536 channels to accommodate assay throughput needs.

  • Ease of use

ScreenWorks software seamlessly incorporates drag-and-drop protocols, intuitive buttons, and color-coded plate layout to simplify workflows. View signal traces, EC50 curves, and Z factors on-the-fly without having to export data to another software program.

  • Validated solution

Purchasing a FLIPR system from Molecular Devices assures users that they are investing in a technology that can grow with them. Hardware, software, and assay kits have been validated on the system by an industry-renowned leader with over 40 years of experience.

  • Custom automation options*

The drug discovery process has shared methods, yet each project is unique. The Advanced Workflow Engineering Solutions Team offers a variety of customized services from automated compound plate delivery to fully integrated workstations with automated incubation.

*Price, time to deliver, and specifications will vary based on technical requirements agreed upon. Solution requirements may cause adjustment to standard performance.