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Digilab to Market Axela’s Multiplex Biomarker Analysis Platforms in the US
Holliston, Massachusetts, USA / Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2nd, 2011.
Under the agreement Digilab will market new versions of both of Axela’s proprietary flow through technologies. The Ziplex system for gene and protein expression analysis utilizes porous array technology to fully automate hybridization/binding, washing, imaging and data analysis without operator intervention. The dotLab® mX system employs label free sensing to perform real-time immunoassay directly in complex samples. The platforms offer robust, rapid assays in easy to use formats.
“Many of Digilab’s proteomic and genomic customers are looking to validate their biomarker panels as a next step in their research. By partnering with Axela, we can offer complete solutions from discovery to routine analysis, across a broad range of multiplex requirements,” said Joe Griffin, President of Digilab. “As part of the rapidly growing biomarker segment, we see product and application synergies in academic and clinical research, pharmaceutical discovery and diagnostic development laboratories.”
“We are excited at the opportunity to leverage Digilab’s strong market position in sample prep, automation and analysis tools for the genomic and proteomic discovery markets. Introduction of these innovative multiplex platforms comes at a time when there is tremendous demand for simpler and more robust approaches to validation and implementation of biomarker signatures,” commented Paul Smith, VP Corporate Development at Axela. “
The new offerings include two unique products.
The dotLab® mX System: a patented, flow based, diffractive optics technology that enables real time detection of binding events and full characterization of targets through sequential probing. This provides significant analytical advantages for assay development and low multiplex – information rich assays. The Ziplex® System: an automated processing system that includes a patented, micro-porous substrate technology, the Flow-Thru Chip®, that allows rapid and efficient binding or hybridization of targets. It is ideally suited for high multiplex content (500 features) and high throughput settings.
The Ziplex® System performs highly multiplexed gene expression assays with superior reproducibility, speed, lower sample requirements and cost vs. conventional microarray- or PCR-based systems. The dotLab® System performs real time multiplex protein measurements with a flexibility that is unachievable with any other commercially available product.
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