Bio-Rad Introduces the Lucid ID Access Pack to Complete Top-Down Biomarker Discovery Workflow
Product News Jul 17, 2009
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the launch of the Lucid™ ID Access Pack, the first product designed for the Lucid Proteomics System™, a proteomics solution in development by BioRad and Bruker Corporation that will combine Bio-Rad’s ProteinChip® surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI)-based array technology with Bruker’s ultrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, enabling researchers to use both top-down and bottom-up proteomics approaches for biomarker discovery on the same system.
With the Lucid ID Access Pack, researchers who currently profile their biomarkers using BioRad’s ProteinChip® array technology can use the Lucid ID Access Pack to complete the biomarker purification process and identify these biomarkers with high confidence.
A distinct advantage of the Lucid ID Access Pack is the ability to identify peptides under 4 kilodaltons directly on a ProteinChip array after a simple, one-step enrichment.
Identification of proteins and peptides over 4 kilodaltons that require trypsin digestion is demystified by following BioRad’s Biomarker Purification and Identification Guide and by using ProteinChip arrays in conjunction with Bruker’s ultrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF, which has been optimized for the ability to read ProteinChip arrays.
The Lucid ID Access Pack is also backwards-compatible with other Bruker autofleX and ultrafleX MALDI TOF/TOF systems.
The Lucid ID Access Pack contains the essential accessories and consumables needed for high-confidence identification of putative biomarkers, including:
-A chip holder specifically designed to analyze ProteinChip arrays on the Lucid Proteomics System
-ProteinChip arrays with chromatographic surfaces most commonly used in identification protocols
-A manual including optimized instrument settings for on-chip peptide identification
-All necessary user licenses
-Personalized consulting with premier experts on purification and enrichment strategies.