Dr. Holger Eickhoff, CEO of Scienion AG, explains: "With the sciFLEXARRAYER S3 we wanted to make our benchmark technology affordable for academic budgets. This new S3 model is based on the same drop-on-demand technology as the higher throughput systems S5 and S11 offering all proven advantages of the sciFLEXARRAYER line."
The sciFLEXARRAYER S3 is specifically designed as a versatile tool for a variety of applications in genome and proteome research including non-contact arraying of DNA and proteins, biosensor loading, the production of cell transfection arrays and the preparation of MALDI targets. The system is engineered robustly to handle the most delicate substrates in volumes from 100 picoliters up to several microliters. A user-friendly state-of-the-art software allows for a flexible and convenient design of chip layout and for programming of individual spotting routines by users new to microarraying. The sciFLEXARRAYER S3 will be presented at the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) 13th Annual Conference and Exhibition, booth #420, April 15-19, 2007 in Montreal, Canada.
SCIENION AG is a life science company well positioned in the markets of ultra low volume liquid handling systems and microarray technologies. We provide our customers with an integrated product portfolio facilitating and improving multiparallel bioanalytics, high throughput screening and high throughput production of microarrays in the genomics and proteomics fields – from early research to manufacturing. Our approach is to provide our customers in pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic and reagents companies as well as in academic research institutions with high quality products serving as cost- and time-saving tools for their applications.
Based on Scienion’s expertise and proprietary platform technologies our product portfolio comprises hardware, consumables and services.
Scienion’s leading product is the sciFLEXARRAYER dispensing system, available in a product line of three size versions S3, S5 and S11. The piezo-electrically driven dispenser allows the aspiration of ultra low liquid volumes from different reservoirs and non-contact micro drop delivery in the picoliter to microliter range onto a variety of carriers. Presently Scienion is developing innovative integrated storage and dispensing devices. sciSWIFTs are based on Scienion’s proprietary Sterile Washfree Identifyable Fluid Technology. Disposable storage and dispensing nozzles eliminate the risk of contamination and as aspire and wash steps are no longer necessary, the spotting process is greatly accelerated.
Founded in 2000 in Berlin as a spin-off of the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, the company today operates from two sites, Dortmund and Berlin.
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