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20x Sample Savings

Eliminate Cumbersome Wash

Traditional Wash Steps are replaced by Simple Flush of Optimiser™ Microchannels The microchannel at the base of each well only holds ~5 μl of reagent. The small dimensions and low volume capacity of the microchannel can be leveraged to remove cumbersome wash steps within the assay. For instance, after primary antibody binding in conventional plates, a wash step is required. In Optimiser™, when the capture antibody reagent is loaded, it fills the channel and a slight excess volume is drawn out by the capillary pad. The remaining volume is trapped by capillary forces in the microchannel. With Optimiser™, plate “washing” is replaced by a simple pipetting step to add 5 μl of wash buffer to the well. When the wash buffer (any second liquid) is added, the capillary barrier at the microchannel inlet is broken and the pad draws out the capture antibody reagent. Owing to the small cross-section of the channel, there is minimal mixing between the two reagents and the wash buffer effectively “flushes” out the capture antibody reagent. This makes Optimiser™ operations very easy and automation friendly (no wash station)!

Assay times of 2 hours or less

Optimiser™ microchannels have a 10x higher binding efficiency compared to wells of conventional plates. Rate of Primary Antibody Absorption in Optimiser™ Microchannels Rapid binding kinetics eliminates the need for protracted incubations to efficiently coat primary antibody or for the need to purchase pre-coated plates. The incredible binding efficiency in Optimiser™ plates is driven by a 50x increase in surface area to volume ratio as compared to a conventional microplate well. Diffusion distances are also dramatically compressed as the microchannel has a 200 micron by 200 micron working dimension. Overall binding surface of is increased by 50%.

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Detection of Human IL-4

Femtogram Sensitivity

Achieve Femtogram Level Sensitivity without Compromising Sample Volume or Time Optimiser™ Microplates Allow Scientists to Achieve Femtogram Level Sensitivity Using Standard ELISA Protocols and Reagents

Compare Optimiser™ to Conventional Plates

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Optimiser™ SLAS2012 New Product Award

Optimiser™ turbo charges traditional immunoassays by dramatically enhancing assay binding kinetics,reducing diffusion distances, and by eliminating time consuming wash steps. Immunoassays Powered by Optimiser™ offer scientists…. Femtogram level sensitivity 20x sample savings Total assay times of 2 hours or less Eliminate cumbersome wash Flexibility Click here to see a video explaining the principles of operation of the Optimiser™. How is Optimiser™ different from a conventional ELISA plate? The Optimiser™ microplate is a revolutionary new microplate format. With an ANSI/SBS compliant 96-well layout, the Optimiser™ integrates the Power of Microfluidics to allow for low volume, rapid, and sensitive immunoassay protocols. The key difference between the Optimiser™ and conventional 96-well plates is that the Optimiser™ uses the microfluidic channel at the base of each well as the reaction chamber (the well is only used to funnel sample/reagents to the microfluidic channel).

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