Fully Automated Gel Elp

Proteins, ImmunoFix

Introducing the SPIFE Nexus

Transformative technology for gel electrophoresis. SPIFE Nexus fully automates our complete menu of SPIFE gel electrophoresis assays, including immunofixation, cholesterols, hemoglobins and more.
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Flexible Workload

The SPIFE Nexus will perform both enzymatic as well as directly stained assays for any size workload and automatically apply antisera for immunofixation. SPIFE gels are available to accommodate from 20 to 100 samples and from as few as 2 up to 15 immunofixation profiles.

Setup is Simple

Load the primary patient's tubes into racks, place the reconstituted stain or reagent and the spreader bar in the holder and slide the rack with applicator tips, gels and blotter in place. SPIFE Nexus takes it from there.

Highlighted Features

SPIFE Nexus performs all the needed sample dilutions and loads samples into trays for application.

Full Automation

• Load reagents and samples and walk away
• All gel processing and scanning are automated
• Colored lighting provides visual status updates

Auto Sampling and Application

• Liquid level sensing
• Auto dilutions for immunofixation
• Positive ID from tube to gel to final report
• Automatic application of samples to gels
• Application system unaffected by triglycerides or large proteins
• Peltier-driven temperature controlled chamber

Revolutionary Antisera Application System

• Ready-to-use, color-coded antisera in temperature controlled on-board storage
• Antisera for up to 15 profiles applied directly to gel
• No crossover contamination

Ready-To-Use Stains / Integrated Reporting

• Liquid stain, ready to be aliquoted and rolled on
• Reduces waste and increases efficiency
• QuickScan Touch Plus on-board with linking to other Helena gel and V8 Nexus CE data
• Myeloma Module provides linking to historic data for rapid review and reporting
• NEW! Composite Key Identifier feature creates a unique identifier from two demographic fields, such as name and date of birth. Useful for tracking outside samples.

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SPIFE Nexus Fast Facts

The new SPIFE Nexus is transformative technology for gel electrophoresis.


One to 100 SPE per gel


IFE Profiles in 90 minutes


SPEs in 8 hours


Minute setup per run

SPIFE Nexus Assays

SPIFE Nexus provide walkaway automation for a growing menu of assays. Gel sizes are available to accommodate most laboratories for maximum efficiency.

CK Isoenzymes



Let's Get Technical

Want to know the details? Helena provides complete information on the SPIFE Nexus. Feel free to download a brochure or check out the latest warranty, service and technical specifications.
Product No. / Item

1650 – SPIFE Nexus (120/230V)
1652 – SPIFE Nexus Cart
2399 – SPIFE Nexus Split-Beta SPE-80 Kit (800 tests)
2398 – SPIFE Nexus Split-Beta SPE-100 Kit (1000 tests)
2401 – SPIFE Nexus IFE-6 Kit (10 gels, consumables, antisera)
2409 – SPIFE Nexus IFE-9 Kit
2408 – SPIFE Nexus IFE-15 Kit (10 gels, consumables, antisera)
2415 – SPIFE Nexus Alkaline Hemoglobin-20 (200 tests)
2418 – SPIFE Nexus Acid Hemoglobin-20 (200 tests)
2421 – SPIFE Nexus Split-Beta SPE-40 Kit (400 tests)
2420 – SPIFE Nexus Split-Beta SPE-60 Kit (600 tests)
2570 – SPIFE Nexus Applicator Templates (Set of 8)
2572 – SPIFE Nexus Applicator Blade Weights (5/pkg)
2574 – SPIFE Nexus Antisera Spreader Tips (10/pkg)
2575 – SPIFE Nexus Dispo Stain Cups (100/pkg)
2576 – SPIFE Nexus Carbon Electrode Insert
2580 – SPIFE Nexus Cassettes (1/pkg)
2582 – SPIFE Nexus Ready Run Kit
2583 – SPIFE Nexus Reagent Roller
2584 – SPIFE Nexus Contact Sheets (5/pkg)
1034 – Neutral Density Densitometer Control for SPIFE Nexus
1696 – Pos ID Barcode Labels for Touch and SPIFE Nexus Systems (1000/pkg)
9173 – Service Manual for SPIFE Nexus

SPIFE Nexus Dimensions:
41" (104.1 cm) H x 31" (78.8 cm) W x 29" (53.3 cm) D
Monitor and Keyboard:
23" (58.4) cm) H x 14" (35.6 cm) W x 16" (40.6 cm) D
Total Weight:
~200 lbs (~90 kg)
15° to 27° C (59° to 80.6° F)
Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 *Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.
Input Power:
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, ~18 Amps
Electrophoresis Timer Range:
1 sec. to 90 min. in 1 second increments
Chamber Temperature Range:
10° to 30° C Pre-Drying
Temperature Range:
30° to 62° C
Final Drying Temperature Range:
30° to 65° C (86° to 149°F)
Test Tubes:
12-16 mm diameter, 75-100 mm height

In Lab Demonstration?

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