Navigation Links
GEN reports on growing reliance on microfluidics technology
Date:1/22/2009

New Rochelle, NY, January 22, 2009--Biotechnology companies are building on what they have learned about microfluidics techniques over the past decade and are expected to drive this market toward $1.9 billion in three years, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN); (www.genengnews.com). The technology offers a number of advantages, including reducing reagent consumption, increasing speed and analytical performance, multiparameter testing, and user friendliness, according to the January 15 issue of GEN.

"The globalization of life science research and an increasing trend toward novel diagnostic development, particularly point of care, are providing a significant boost toward a greater acceptance of microfluidics methodologies," says John Sterling, Editor in Chief of GEN.

Much of drug discovery focuses on finding inhibitors of enzyme targets such as kinases, phosphatases, and proteases. Caliper Life Sciences created its Mobility Shift Assay to interrogate druggable enzymes. It combines the advantages of capillary electrophoresis with microfluidics technology for the direct measurement of substrate and product.

Biosite has developed protein array technologies that contain microcapillaries for controlling the flow of fluids in immunoassay processes. The protein array format uses several different microcapillary designs to control the contact of sample with reagents and to direct the flow of fluid throughout the protein array. For example, after a blood sample is added to the array, a special internal filter separates cells from plasma. Next a capillary directs the sample into a chamber that contains dried immunoassay reagents. After an incubation time that is determined by another microcapillary element of the array, the sample next flows down a capillary path and interacts with an antibody array. The interactions are detected in the company's Triage Meters that scan the array device with a laser diode.

Other companies covered in the GEN article include ChipShop, Genefluidics, Paraytec, CellASIC, and DiscoveRx.


'/>"/>

Contact: John Sterling
jsterling@genengnews.com
914-740-2196
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. BIO-key Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
2. Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
3. Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia
4. BIO-key Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
5. WHRC releases 4 key reports
6. Rong Li Lab reports protein interactions of MAP kinase signaling pathway
7. UVA reports surprising findings related to myotonic muscular dystrophy
8. Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports
9. MIT reports new twist in microRNA biology
10. Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results
11. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on advances in miRNA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2016)... 2016 According to ... for Consumer Industry by Type (Image, Motion, Pressure, ... & IT, Entertainment, Home Appliances, & Wearable ... 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market for ... USD 26.76 Billion by 2022, at a ...
(Date:3/18/2016)... March 18, 2016 --> ... Biometrics, ICT, Manned & Unmanned Vehicles, Physical infrastructure and Perimeter ... companies in the border security market and the continuing migration ... Europe has led visiongain to publish ... success. --> defence & security companies in ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... JERUSALEM , March 15, 2016 ... Jerusalem , the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, ... developer of remote sensing technology of various human biological ... funding, raising $2.0 million from private investors. ... technology, based on the detection of electromagnetic emissions from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2016)... LOS ANGELES, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... April 27, ... ... Los Angeles office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as an associate in ... and prosecuting U.S. and international electrical, mechanical and electromechanical patent applications. He has ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Heidelberg Instruments, a leader in design, development ... Volume Pattern Generator (VPG) line of lithography systems. The breakthrough VPG+ system is ... a solution for mid volume direct write lithography applications. It utilizes the ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... BioFactura, Inc ., a biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing ... Healthy investor interest drove significant oversubscription of the original $1.5M target. The funds ... the advanced preclinical stages. , Chief Executive Officer and President, Darryl Sampey ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... ... uBiome, the leading microbial genomics company, welcomes Neil Grimmer, Co-founder and Chairman ... co-founding Plum in 2007, Neil Grimmer was Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at ... of ideas, products, and brands, Grimmer has been at the forefront of launching more ...
Breaking Biology Technology: