Hamamatsu Introduces new FDSS-CELL Imaging Based Plate Reader
Product News Apr 06, 2010
Hamamatsu introduces a new imaging based plate reader, the FDSSµCELL, specifically developed for compound screening and assay development applications in the Pharmaceutical, CRO and Biotech Industries.
The FDSSµCELL is optimized for fluorescent kinetic assays using calcium and membrane potential dyes such as FLUO4 and FMP.
Dispensing is available in either 96 or 384 well format with exchangeable heads. Agonist / antagonist assays to be performed in the same run, as two additions are possible. The optional washing system reduces carry over and allows tips to be reused several times.
Based on FDSS series, the mCELL uses proven technology, including Hamamatsu camera range, to provide high sensitivity and fast readout times of a few minutes, compared to the longer readout times offered by other readers currently in the market, the company has claimed.
Designed for simple operation, assay and compounds plates can be loaded and the assay is ready to start. The software helps to set assay parameters in a single protocol which can then be easily transferred to the FDSS7000 for further screening.
The new FDSSµCELL is the reader of choice offering easy set-up and high speed readout for kinetic assays in fluorescence.