InDevR Inc., a Boulder-based biotechnology company, and Applied Microarrays, Inc., a Tempe-based contract microarray manufacturer have partnered to deliver a complete system solution for multiplexed assays. The platform includes custom protein and DNA arrays, reagents and protocols, a fluorescent scanner for slides or plates (Vidia™) and a colorimetric scanner for lower throughput applications (ampliPHOX®).
Vidia provides a highly competitive option for customers seeking quantitative data achieved by multiplexed fluorescent assays. Depending on the customers' changing throughput needs, Vidia offers the flexibility to use both multi-well slide or plate formats and the quantitative analysis is 10 times faster than other commercially available scanners or readers. Standardized protocols and easy to use reagents enable customers that are new to microarrays to transition quickly from ELISAs or PCR assays.
"Customers have asked for easy-to-use, reproducible assays that can be used in their discovery research or as a basis for developing a diagnostic test," remarked Alastair Malcolm, CEO of Applied Microarrays. "Through our work with InDevR, we bring the combined expertise of assay development, optimized protein and DNA microarrays, and user-friendly, low-cost reagents and instrumentation to the growing market of multiplexed assay users."
"There is a growing market demand for targeted microarrays. The Vidia and ampliPHOX platforms service that market, as well as provide a high-performance low-cost alternative to bead arrays for multiplex-immunoassays," said Dr. Kathy Rowlen, CEO of InDevR. "Our work with AMI has demonstrated that together we can produce high-quality custom arrays with short lead times."