Gator® Pilot BLI system

Gator® systems utilise innovative label-free analysis technology incorporated in a new generation of biolayer interferometry (BLI). The state-of-the-art BLI technology detects biomolecular interactions with high sensitivity, accuracy and speed. The Gator® Pilot BLI instrument is the new entry-level BLI system from Gator Bio, allowing easy integration of the powerful label-free BLI technology in an academic environment or biotechnology industry laboratories with low-throughput requirements. With 4 channels and a maximum capacity of 40 samples per run, the instrument is specifically tailored for applications with limited throughput demands. The 96-well plate configuration facilitates 6x6 epitope binning experiments using either the classical sandwich or tandem assay. 

The Gator Pilot is a  benchtop instrument that demonstrates robustness in handling various samples, from purified samples to crude extracts or serum. The incorporated software facilitates easy assay setup, seamless data acquisition, and streamlined analysis. Additionally, Gator Bio provides an advanced line of biosensors featuring enhanced surface chemistry to improve sensitivity, binding capacity, robustness, and regenerative capability.

Gator Bio BLI systems provide a platform for analysing proteins, antibodies, peptides, nucleic acids, liposomes, viruses and small molecules.

Applications are (but not limited to):

  • quantitation and kinetics
  • epitope binning
  • bioprocess analytics and manufacturing control
  • ELISA replacement
  • viruses and vaccine development
  • antibody discovery

Technical data

Type of Analysis:

Proteins, antibodies, peptides, nucleic acids, liposomes, viruses, small molecules
Simultanious Reads: 4
Maximum Sample Capacity: 40
Molecular Weight: > 150 Da
Association Rate kon: 101 to 107 M-1 s-1

Dissociation Rate koff:

10-6- 10-1 s-1
Affinity Constant Kd: 10 pM – 1 mM
Quantitation Range (Protein A biosensor): 0.02 – 2000 µg/mL
Binning Capacity: 6x6
Baseline Noise (RMS): ≤ 4 pm
Baseline Drift: ≤ 0.12 nm/hour
Acquisition Rate:

2, 5, and 10 Hz


Specifications Instrument

Spectrometers: 4
Sample Microplate: 96-well format
Evaporation Control: No

Sample temperature Control: 

Ambient +4°C to 40°C

Automation compatible:

Minimum sample volume:  180 µL

Smart monitoring: 



Dimension - HxWxD (cm) 49x68x33
Weight (kg)

31 kg


Technical Service

During our business hours, our free telephone support will be glad to assist you in case of any questions. Our Technicians take care of the delivery and installation of original spare parts of the highest quality as well as certified testing, measuring, and control equipment. Our maintenance according to manufacturer specifications includes functional tests, cleaning, accuracy testing with calibration as well as a detailed report. In addition, our maintenance contracts protect your investments and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Detailed information about our support options can be found here.

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Gator Bio

Gator Bio is a life sciences company providing bioanalytical systems to accelerate the development of therapeutics and diagnostics. Gator Bio along with its sister company ET Healthcare are part of Access Medical Systems. The Gator instruments and biosensors enable real-time analysis of biomolecular interactions providing information on affinity, kinetics, concentration and epitope binning, etc. Most importantly, Gator Bio's analytical capabilities enable better and faster characterization of drug candidates, thus providing greater value in drug development applications where existing methods have limitations in throughput, performance, and cost. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with facilities in Shanghai and Suzhou, China.

For more information, please visit www.gatorbio.com

125 employees
10 locations in europe
32 years of experience
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