Millipore Corporation introduces the SNAP i.d. protein detection system that allows researchers to produce higher quality Western blots 80% more quickly than with conventional immunodetection protocols.
By shortening the time required for blocking, washing, and antibody incubations to 30 minutes, the SNAP i.d. system allows researchers to optimize their immunodetection conditions for the highest quality results. The SNAP i.d. system is compatible with all membrane types and detection methods, such as chemiluminescence and fluorescence. Both sensitivity and specificity are equivalent or higher than standard immunodetection, with no additional reagent consumption required, according to Millipore. Antibody solutions can be collected and reused, for even more economical immunodetection.
The SNAP i.d. system produces Western blots of high quality because its vacuum-driven technology and built-in flow distributor actively drive reagents through the membrane, ensuring even distribution. Three different sizes of blot holders accommodate up to three blots each, and two blot holders can be run in parallel. Researchers can process up to six blots in parallel, quickly optimize conditions, and greatly increase their protein detection throughput.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 5, May, 2008, pp. 8.
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