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Pierce Inks Deal with GenTel to Distribute Slides, Use Tech for Protein Arrays

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Pierce Biotechnology, a unit of Fisher Biosciences, will distribute GenTel BioSurfaces's thin-film nitrocellulose slides and has also licensed GenTel technology to develop its onw protein arrays, the companies said yesterday.


GenTel's PATH brand slides are specifically designed for protein-array applications and are 50 times thinner than conventional nitrocellulose slides, GenTel said. The slides are also compatible with Pierce chemiluminescent-detection systems.


Pierce will use GenTel's technology to build on its SearchLight multiplex protein-profiling system. Microarray systems using GenTel's technology will allow researchers to measure the expression of up to 25 proteins in one experiment, the company said.


Additional details were not disclosed.

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