TTP LabTech has launched Mirrorball, a high sensitivity laser scanning microplate cytometer for antibody discovery. Developed by an in-house team, Mirrorball is set to fill a critical role in the antibody discovery process by rapidly and reliably performing mix-and-read, cell- or bead-based assays. In essence, this instrument offers a simple and easy solution to automated hybridoma screening and will not require the reworking of existing protocols.
Mirrorball addresses one of the currently unmet needs of laser scanning instrumentation – that of high sensitivity – with its proprietary high performance, low-loss optics. Mirrorball is also the first laser scanning microplate cytometer to offer simultaneous laser scanning. This will enable superior multiplexing resulting in higher throughput single pass scanning. This instrument is available in three upgradeable configurations; the highest specification will offer dual laser excitation (488 nm and 640 nm), four fluorescence data channels and a single laser scatter channel. Mirrorball’s laser scatter channel enables label-free object recognition independent of fluorescence, which can be combined with concurrent collection of fluorescence data for even greater sensitivity in multiplexed assays.
Date: April 13, 2010
Source: TTP LabTech
Filed Under: Drug Discovery