SAW Instruments to Showcase sam®X Biosensor at MipTec 2012
Product News Sep 19, 2012
SAW Instruments will showcase its proven sam®X biosensor on Booth A49 at MipTec 2012, Basel, Switzerland (24-27 September).
Along with the opportunity to present this pioneering technology, SAW Instruments will also present a joint applications poster in collaboration with a major pharma customer.
Sabine Bois, Managing Director of SAW Instruments, commented: “We are very pleased at the rate of adoption of sam®X by Pharma and Biotech since it was launched at MipTec last year. The system has already generated a lot of interest with customers around the world, providing an alternative and orthogonal approach to other techniques such as SPR, QCM-D and calorimetry.”
The benefits offered by sam® systems include the ability to measure real-time binding kinetics (on-rates and off-rates), and affinity (KD), with rapid measurement times, increased multiplexing capabilities and lower implementation/running costs.
In addition, the Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) approach does not require molecular labeling and utilizes sound waves rather than light.
This means that users can potentially work with samples in difficult matrices such as serum, high percentage DMSO and glycerol, which normally interfere with the readouts of optical-based biosensors.
The system is also ideal for multi-user laboratories as it does not require a dedicated expert operator.
SAW Instruments will also be co-presenting a poster at the Conference with a major pharma company using the sam®X entitled “Novel approaches in label-free kinetic detection of small molecule ligand binding to receptor proteins using SAW technology”.
For those not able to attend the show, SAW is able to host hands-on demonstrations with trained field applications scientists at their laboratories in Bonn, Germany and Boston, USA.