MENLO PARK, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ForteBio(R), Inc., a leading supplier of label-free technology that accelerates the development of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, announced today that it has launched two next-generation instruments: the Octet RED384 for protein, peptide, small molecule and fragment screening; and the Octet QK384 for protein and antibody assays. The new instruments will debut this week at the 2009 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) National Biotechnology conference in Seattle, Washington, and will provide life science researchers with unprecedented throughput, speed, flexibility and cost-efficiency when using the company's Octet platform.
The Octet RED384 and the Octet QK384 will enable 384-well detection, 16-channel simultaneous readout, biosensor regeneration and re-racking, and automation capabilities for biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical drug discovery assays. The new instruments will increase the cost-efficiencies of running ForteBio's label-free Dip and Read(TM) biosensor assays in high-throughput mode, while enabling faster time-to-result for kinetic characterization and quantitation measurements.
"The Octet RED384 and Octet QK384 will deliver revolutionary efficiency improvements for life science research applications that have traditionally been conducted using ELISA or SPR-based methods," said Christopher Silva, ForteBio's vice president of marketing. "For example, using our new instrumentation, IgG titer determination can be completed in less than 20 minutes, as opposed to four to five hours using traditional ELISA methods. This fast time-to-result is important for bioprocess and cell line development researchers because it will enable them to monitor their bioreactors and fermentation cultures in real time. Additionally, our new label-free instruments enable researchers to perform protein kinetic screening and characterization on a 384-well plate in ab
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