By Cameron Chai
NanoInk declared the release of a new device, the NanoArray Assay System, for nanoscale protein discovery and analysis. The NanoArray Assay System is an easy-to-use, economical desktop unit that can be installed in a proteomic lab in a rapid and cost-effective manner.
It combines advanced fluorescent detection technologies with high-power array deposition techniques. The platform is developed based on the tip-based Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) technology, which can produce protein arrays with nanometer accuracy and unparalleled reproducibility and also obtain fluorescent images of these nanoarrays at high resolution.
The NanoArray Assay System comprises the NanoScan 900 Scanner, the NanoArrayer 3000, and easy-to-use software for flexible and accurate array patterning. In addition, the user-friendly software can be used for image analysis and intuitive data acquisition. The NanoArray Assay System when integrated with the company’s automatable proteomic assays product line is used to detect, quantify and identify clinical proteins from various sample types.
The NanoArray 900 Scanner detects fluorescence on the arrayed surface and features excellent signal-to-noise ratios and sensitivity. It comes equipped with two highly sensitive photomultipliers. Multiplexed and miniaturized NanoArray Assay System assays deliver fg/ml sensitivity with samples of 2 µl.