Automated Multi-Layered Multiplex Assay Production with Inkjet Technology
Poster Feb 01, 2007
Susan Seaton, Duncan Hall and Howard Manning
This work reports on the production and exact reproducible nature of the Aj120 Inkjet Microarray Spotter when printing multiple droplet microarrays. This has lead to successful collaborations between Arrayjet and a number of scientific groups furthering the use of this novel method of non-contact printing within the microarray field, a few of which are highlighted here: cell lysate microarrays to develop new approaches in the diagnosis of cancer, antibody microarrays to detect and purify antigens, and “biochip” microarrays to detect chemicals and biologicals for homeland defence.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE