ARRAYJET SECURES AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” padding_top=”30″ css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Griffith University’s ground-breaking Institute for Glycomics in Queensland increases microarray throughput for new frontier in drug and vaccine discovery[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”25″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Edinburgh; 29 June 2016; Arrayjet, the Scottish-based microarray instrumentation company, has secured a $400,000AUD contract with one of Australia’s flagship biomedical research institutes, housing some of the country’s most renowned research groups in developing the next generation of drugs and vaccines to fight diseases of global significance and impact.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”25″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]This addition will compliment the Institute’s existing state-of-the-art instrumentation, and help make its bio-analytical facility a world-leader in glycomics research, analysis and technology development.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”25″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]The introduction of glycan array-based technology has advanced the field of biological glycomics analysis. This powerful tool helps academics and researchers understand how glycans relate to particular biological functions. Array-based technologies provide two related benefits, the incredible efficiency of sample use for analysis combined with achieving high-throughput parallel compound characterisation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Arrayjet Marathon Argus microarrayer has the ability to print the glycan compound library on 100 slides in less than 6 hours, significantly improving on their current throughput of 28 slides in 14 hours.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]The cost and availability of glycans are the limiting factor in the production of large carbohydrate/glycan arrays. Displaying low dead volume quantities played a defining role in the decision making process, for which Arrayjet performed extremely favourably.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Moreover, the incorporation of Arrayjet’s Iris™ camera system on the Marathon Argus has transformed the Institute quality control procedures and allows its researchers and lab technicians to automatically inspect and record print quality which, in turn, provides its clients with high levels of glycan array product quality assurance. Iris™ is integrated with Arrayjet’s Command Centre™ software and is saving the Griffith scientists an enormous amount of time by flagging product irregularities automatically, rather than them having to manually check them with a microarray scanner.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr Chris Davis, General Manager, at the Institute for Glycomics commented;[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]“As an established world-leader in glycomics translational research, we are delighted to work with Arrayjet to further build translational capacity in our state-of-the-art glyco-bioanalytical facility. The speed, spot quality and superb batch-to-batch reproducibility of the Marathon Argus provides us with the reassurance we need to manufacture quality commercial glycoarrays for industry and academia.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Moreover, the incorporation of Arrayjet’s Iris™ camera system on the Marathon Argus has transformed the Institute quality control procedures and allows its researchers and lab technicians to automatically inspect and record print quality which, in turn, provides its clients with high levels of glycan array product quality assurance. Iris™ is integrated with Arrayjet’s Command Centre™ software and is saving the Griffith scientists an enormous amount of time by flagging product irregularities automatically, rather than them having to manually check them with a microarray scanner.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Furthermore, being in a sub-tropical environment here in Queensland, it was imperative that we have exceptional temperature and humidity control. Arrayjet was able to offer both dehumidification and humidification in order to minimise the effect during the year, so we never have a need for downtime, which is vitally important for the seamless continuity required within our operations.”[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”32″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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