Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that's all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, launched Stunner today — the first instrument to combine protein concentration and size-based quality measurements under the same hood.
Every day, biologics researchers ask themselves two critical questions about their samples: How much protein do I have, and is it in good shape? To get the answers, they typically need to run experiments on multiple instruments, which eats up time and sample. Stunner gives them both in one shot by combining UV/Vis concentration and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) quality measurements from the same tiny sample.
Stunner gives scientists the best of two worlds — the dead-on UV/Vis accuracy Unchained Labs' Lunatic is known for, and the company's fresh take on DLS technology, which is super easy to use compared to other systems out there. With just 2 µL, Stunner bangs out concentration and quality measurements like hydrodynamic size, polydispersity and detection of aggregates in 1 minute. Researchers dealing with a full plate can knock out 96 samples in an hour. For heavy duty workflows, they can hook Stunner up to their favorite robot to add more zip.
"Biologics researchers have needed a solution like this forever, which makes Stunner a real head-turner," said Taegen Clary, VP of Marketing at Unchained Labs. "Concentration is something they check constantly and DLS has been notoriously hard to use. Stunner makes it ridiculously easy to get these measurements at the same time on one system and literally makes DLS a push button activity."