Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

ARI Launches New Assay Prep System for Drug Discovery

Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Non-contact dispenser sets a new benchmark for flexible, low-volume assay assembly.

Art Robbins Instruments (ARI) has announced the launch of their Cobra 148 non-contact dispensers. These affordably-priced liquid handling systems were designed for use in a wide range of drug discovery applications and enable low-volume, non-contact reagent dispensing for assay assembly and plate preparation.

Rapid, reliable assembly of assay reagents is critical for biochemical and cell-based assay development, especially when low-volume assays are required.

The Cobra 148 systems finally provide assay developers with the freedom and flexibility to design assays using precious or costly reagents and cells without constraint, dispensing them at low volumes in a microplate format.

Scientists have complete control over the volume dispensed, and can set individual well dispense volumes to as low as 300 nanoliters, enabling complex concentration gradients and even sparse-matrix assay development strategies.

Researchers in drug discovery and other areas that require a large number of data points per assay are now also able to dispense a broad range of volumes of up to four reagents into 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplates.

With an option for on-the-fly dispensing, 300 nanoliters can be dispensed into an entire 384 well microplate in 14 seconds. Twenty-five microliters require only 39 seconds.

Aspiration and dispensing from microplates is a standard feature in the 1 and 4 channel models, virtually eliminating dead volumes and preserving precious reagents.

A dedicated 8-channel bulk dispensing system is available for very high throughput applications.

“Assembling microplate-based assays is a fundamental part of drug discovery and life science research, the instrumentation has to be fast, robust and fit seamlessly into user’s workflows” commented Art Robbins, founder of ARI.

Robbins continued, “We’ve applied our years of experience in developing non-contact dispensers for protein crystallography applications to the Cobra 148 systems so that researchers can take advantage of the same speed and reliability for their assay development and screening applications.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Mass Spec Technology Drives Innovation Across the Biopharma Workflow
With greater resolving power, analytical speed, and accuracy, new mass spectrometry technology and techniques are infiltrating the biopharmaceuticals workflow.
One Step Closer to Precision Medicine for Chronic Lung Disease Sufferers
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and National Jewish Health, has provided evidence of links between SNPs and known COPD blood protein biomarkers.
A Diversity of Genomes
New DNA from understudied groups reveals modern genetic variation, ancient population shifts.
“Sixth Sense” May Be More Than Just A Feeling
The NIH Study shows that two young patients with a mutation in the PIEZ02 have problems with touch and proprioception, or body awareness.
Gene Could Reduce Female Mosquitoes
Virginia Tech researchers have found a gene that can reduce female mosquitoes over many generations.
Biomolecular Manufacturing ‘On-the-Go’
Wyss Institute team unveils a low-cost, portable method to manufacture biomolecules for a wide range of vaccines, other therapies as well as diagnostics.
Improving Crop Efficiency with CRISPR
New study of CRISPR-Cas9 technology from Virginia Tech shows potential to improve crop efficiency.
Fighting Cancer with Sticky Nanoparticles
Treatment that uses bioadhesive nanoparticles drug carriers proved more effective than conventional treatments for certain cancers.
Stem Cell ‘Heart Patch’ Almost Perfected
Scientists aiming to perfect and test 3D "heart patches" in animal model, last hurdle before human patients.
Fighting Plant Pathogens with RNA
Researchers develop strategy that could lead to environmentally friendly fungicide to fight pathogens.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!