NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A joint research venture between two London research institutes has bought one of Arrayjet’s Sprint microarrayers, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company said today.
It’s the first time that Arrayjet has placed a Sprint in the UK.
The Bio Nano Centre, which is a joint venture of University College London and Imperial College London, will install the instrument to “support rapid prototyping for protein microarraying and precision deposition in flexible formats,” Arrayjet said in a statement.
The company said the Sprint will enable the BNC to “develop multi-scale fabrication technology combining micron scale patterning with nanolithography techniques.”
Imperial College professor Tony Cass said the Sprint offers high-precision and low-volume liquid dispensing, and that it “complements [BNC’s] existing micro and nanofabrication capabilities.”
Financial terms of the purchase were not released.