Microplate reader technology at ELRIG 2012
BMG LABTECH will showcase its newest microplate reader technology at ELRIG 2012 in Manchester on September 5-6.
The company will be exhibiting at booth Q11 & Q12. It will be offering visitors a chance learn how its technology enhances microplate applications.
When designing its newest microplate readers, BMG LABTECH analysed the market to determine what features are missing in a microplate reader that will enhance life science applications.
Two such advancements that greatly improve assays are ultra-fast, full spectrum analysis for absorbance assays and Direct Optic Bottom Reading for cell-based assays.
At ELRIG 2012, BMG LABTECH will present how to use the SoPRano label-free technology in a simple spectrometer-based absorbance reader to obtain protein-protein binding kinetics such as the association (ka) and dissociation (kd) rates, as well as EC/IC50 and KD values.
With the SoPRano assay and BMG LABTECH’s ultra-fast, full spectrum analysis with a CCD-spectrometer, label-free applications are possible without purchasing expensive, dedicated SPR equipment.
In addition, BMG LABTECH will show how cell-based assays greatly benefit from its innovative Direct Optic Bottom Reading design.
When automating cell-based assays to an HTS or HCS platform, loss of sensitivity is a concern.
The group will show how Direct Optic Bottom Reading on the PHERAstar FS achieves signal-to-blank ratios in fluorescent cell-based assays like GFP, mCherry, and mOrange that are more than 300% higher than other microplate readers.
With this level of sensitivity, obtaining higher throughput from an existing FACS or a confocal microscope assay is possible.
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