Dynamic Range of Low Volume Dispensing Systems
News Sep 20, 2005
BioDot, Inc., a supplier of nanoliter dispensing systems has entered a strategic alliance with Berlin-based Scienion AG, a picoliter liquid handling specialist, to accelerate the development of integrated low volume liquid handling products and technologies. The agreement expands BioDot's products and solutions capabilities and represents Scienion's first step into the US market.
A central part of the contract enables BioDot to distribute Scienion products in North America. The cooperation further includes the generation of new products based on joining specific proprietary technologies present in BioDot's BioJet Plus and Scienion's sciFLEXARRAYER products.
With its joined expertise, this alliance aims to provide the optimal basis to best address the growing demands for miniaturization and automation in liquid handling technologies and is able to create fast and flexible solutions for applications in the fields of biosensors, biochips, proteomics and functional genomics.
Tom Tisone, CEO BioDot, Inc. comments "We are totally focused on providing state-of-the-art products to meet the exact requirements of diagnostic test producers. The sciFLEXARRAYER fits perfectly into our product portfolio and I expect a growing demand for this precise, user-friendly and flexible system in the US market."
The sciFLEXARRAYER piezoelectrically driven dispensing system allows the aspiration of ultra low level liquid volumes from different reservoirs and contact-free micro drop delivery in the picoliter range onto a variety of substrates.
Holger Eickhoff, CEO of Scienion AG, states "For Scienion, the access to the North American market is a milestone in the expansion strategy of our company. As the leading supplier of dispensing systems for both, R&D and manufacturing BioDot is the perfect distribution partner for us in this market and we are very happy about this new and promising cooperation."