DeNovix Partners with Delaware Technology Park STAR Campus Incubator
Product News Oct 25, 2016
Delaware Technology Park celebrated the opening of its new 10,000 square-foot laboratory incubator located on University of Delaware’s STAR Campus. A wide range of regional leaders representing government, academia and private industry attended the celebratory event. The new space, called DTP@STAR, is home to twelve promising science-based entrepreneurial companies. DeNovix Inc. was acknowledged for laboratory equipment donated to DTP@STAR’s shared services portfolio. Mike Bowman, President of the Delaware Technology Park, and one of leaders that drove the incubator from its inception stated, “As a world-class supplier of speciality instruments, DeNovix is a welcome collaborator for DTP@STAR tenants. Access to state-of-the-art instrumentation enables young companies to grow and scale more quickly.” Bowman thanked DeNovix during his opening remarks of the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“The DeNovix DS-11 FX+ is ideal for installation in a research facility like DTP@STAR. Start-up companies frequently make tough budget choices and often have to use equipment that isn’t fit for their specific needs or that isn’t the latest technology,” said Fred Kielhorn, CEO of DeNovix. “We didn’t want our fellow Delaware-based companies to have to compromise anything about their research and technology commercialization efforts. Our instrument is easy to learn, extremely sensitive and highly flexible. Since DNA, RNA and protein quantification are core to so many life science workflows, the DS-11 FX+ will help these companies for years to come.”
The well-attended event featured remarks from U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, Congressman John Carney, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis. During a facility tour, the officials visited the shared services laboratory where the DeNovix instrument is installed. Senator Coons and Congressman Carney had the opportunity to experience a hands-on demonstration of the DS-11 FX+ from Kielhorn. Both Congressmen commented positively about the compact size and the smart-phone-like user experience.
The patented DeNovix DS-11 FX+ combines absorbance and fluorescence technologies to deliver the most flexible and complete system available for nucleic acid and protein quantification. DeNovix SmartPath® Technology enables rapid and accurate 1 µL UV-Vis quantification over an industry-leading dynamic range of 0.75 ng/µL dsDNA to 37500 ng/µL. The addition of fluorescence also enables researchers to measure picogram concentrations of sample with increased specificity in one compact instrument.
The DS-11 FX Series features full Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity allowing users to easily export data via email, a USB drive, to network drives or network printers, or print cryotube labels with an optional printer. Measurements are made using DeNovix’ highly rated, custom Android™ operating system and a high-resolution, glove-compatible touch screen. Intuitive EasyApps® software featuring pre-configured and custom applications make the DS-11 Series easy to use as well as powerful and flexible.