iZERO production line

instrumentZERO series

The instrumentZERO series encapsulates the unique value of M2-Automation’s technology, contained within a fully flexible, scalable and highly automated production environment. Without the need to change or reprogramme the entire setting during production, the remote-controlled software handles a variety of different products and protocols with ease.


From a few dozen to several thousand units produced per day, the almost maintenance-free iZERO reduces the changeover time to a minimum, while maximizing its productive time - making it the obvious choice to spot your future!

Key Features

  • In-line-QC
  • Database connection
  • Highest process safety
  • Modular flexibility
  • High-precision magnetic drive stage
  • HEPA-Unit
  • Dual-active feed through transfer system
  • µm resolution Z-level distance sensor
  • 3D droplet-detection cameras
  • DXF target format import
  • Quattro-Dispensing technology


Starting with a single iZERO unit, M2-Automation’s extendable production line is able to address all needs, ranging from an early pilot phase to automated, well-engineered production.

Easy-to-use software

The iZERO is controlled using comprehensive, easy-to-use software that makes experiment setup effortless. The software is largely image-based and it reflects the instrument layout, providing a self-explanatory, systematic workflow to create, save and distribute custom-specific production protocols.

Custom options

Optionally, the iZERO can be equipped with a cooling and heating unit, humidity and CO2 control, a UV lamp, an ionizer and a piercer.

Common Applications

  • Diagnostic biochips / Lab-on-a-Chip
  • DNA, protein, cell microarrays
  • Biosensors
  • Drug discovery / immunoassays
  • Spotting to customised substrates/ formats
  • Lateral-flow applications
  • Microbiology assays on multiple substrates

Technical Data

Printable Area
x 300 mm
y 300 mm

Travel Range
x 400 mm
y 400 mm
z 80 mm

w 85 cm
d 150 cm
h 248 cm

500 kg

Axis Speed
x 700 mm/s
y 700 mm/s
z 700 mm/s

x 8000 mm/s2
y 8000 mm/s2
z 8000 mm/s2

Axis Resolution
1 μm

Position Repeatability
+-3 μm

Source Formats:
96-, 384-, 1536-MTP
16 plastic vials of 0.5-2 mL
1 24-well chip (well volume 100 μL)
1 65-well chip (well volume 25 μL)

65 glass microscope slides (portrait)
9 MTPs (portrait)
MALDI plates, microfluidics, biochips, wavers
customised targets