The Ski Pro system from Silicon Kinetics uses an optical interferometry design and a 3D nanoporous silicon biosurface that can increase the sensitivity of biomolecular interaction analysis, according to the company.
The SKi Pro can read both flow cells (up to 24 individual self-referenced flow cells) for real-time kinetic characterization, as well as 96-well plates, for label-free affinity ranking, end point assays, or concentration analyses. Both the flow cells and plates are available with useful chemistries for ligand immobilization including streptavidin and carboxyl chemistries, a novel hydrazine chemistry, and Protein A, G, and His-tag chemistries.
The Ski Pro can hold up to two 96- or 384-well source plates enabling walk-away use. Throughput for the 24 flow cell system is up to 4,800 samples per day.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 4, April, 2009, p.24.
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