Novel microarray for molecular research from Life BioScience

Sept. 2, 2009
A new microarray from Life BioScience Inc. (Albuquerque, NM) promises to advance the performance of molecular research. The company used its proprietary photo-definable, low autofluorescence Oracle glass to directly pattern physical nanowells featuring a highly hydrophilic, true 3D surface topography. The area surrounding the nanowell is, by contrast, highly hydrophobic and features very low non-specific binding.

A new microarray from Life BioScience Inc. (Albuquerque, NM) promises to advance the performance of molecular research. The company used its proprietary photo-definable, low autofluorescence Oracle glass to directly pattern physical nanowells featuring a highly hydrophilic, true 3D surface topography. The area surrounding the nanowell is, by contrast, highly hydrophobic and features very low non-specific binding. This enables a high immobilization capacity of receptors within the nanowells, according to the company, and also reduces evaporation, eliminates several printing problems and features a reproducible and uniform spot morphology.

The microarray promises compatibility with standard or custom silanization and epoxy chemistries as well as direct binding via adsorption. It is available in standard 16 pad, 3600 well microscope slide formats.

For more information on Life BioScience's microarrays see the company's website.

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original press release

Life BioScience Inc.

The "NEW" ORACLE 3600 Nanowell Microarray: A True 3D Glass Platform

Life Bioscience has developed a new microarray that promises to dramatically advance the performance of molecular research. Using its proprietary photo-definable, low autofluorescence ORACLE glass, the company is able to directly pattern physical nanowells onto the glass slide which feature a highly hydrophilic, true 3D surface topography. The area surrounding the nanowell is highly hydrophobic and features very low non-specific binding. This enables a high immobilization capacity of receptors within the nanowells. This reduces evaporation, eliminates several printing problems and features a reproducible and uniform spot morphology. The ORACLE 3-D Microarray is compatible with standard or custom silanization and epoxy chemistries as well as direct binding via adsorption. Standard 16 pad, 3600 well microscope slide formats will be offered.

If you or your company is interested in getting additional information on the LBSI ORACLE Microarray, please check out our webpage at www.lifebioscience.com or contact us at [email protected].

See us at booth 18, at the Microarray World Congress.

About the Author

Barbara Gefvert | Editor-in-Chief, BioOptics World (2008-2020)

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.

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