Arrayit Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ARYC), a life sciences and healthcare technology leader, today announced that the Company has made a technological breakthrough in the speed and efficiency by which it manufactures its proprietary microarrays, which are tiny glass substrates that contain rows and columns of printed spots used for scientific research and molecular diagnostics.
The advance allows highly precise printing of as many as 2.4 million microarrays per year with a single robotic workstation, a significant increase over the Company's current capacity of 640,000 microarrays per instrument annually.
Arrayit Executive Vice President and Co-Founder Todd Martinsky stated, "This technological advance represents an engineering tour de force that combines our expertise in laboratory automation, linear drive robotics, micromachining, surface chemistry and contact printing. Leveraging our core tech competencies and patented contact printing platform in this manner should further enhance our competitive differentiation in the diagnostics market."
Arrayit is currently developing early stage definitive diagnostic tests for Ovarian Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, H1N1 and other illnesses. The Pre-Symptomatic Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Test, OvaDx(TM), will be marketed and sold upon FDA approval by the Company's Houston-based subsidiary Arrayit Diagnostics, Inc. The worldwide market for OvaDx(TM) is estimated at 175 million microarray tests annually.