At least a dozen companes involved in the microarray and biochip industry will be among the 1,110 exhibitors at the giant biannual Analytica tradeshow scheduled for May 11-14 in Munich.
From NimbleGen Systems of Madison, Wisc., to glassmakers Schott Nexterion and Corning, as well as platform providers like Agilent Technologies and Applied Biosystems, a broad list of companies make this tradeshow for analysis and the life sciences, laboratory automation, and data and process management the highlight of a second calendar quarter of 2004.
According to the show program, “several companies will present their innovations for biomedicine. They range from microarrays to customized DNA chips and biochip platforms for molecular quick tests.”
Clondiag Chip Technologies of Jena, Germany, will display its AssayProcessor test strip for onsite genetic diagnostic testing, and an automated system for conducting all the steps in a serologic or genetic test, such as target amplification, hybridization, and detection.
Additionally, Febit of Mannheim, Germany, will display its Geniom One benchtop microarray synthesizer. Schleicher & Schuell will introduce its new product, the FAST Quant System, developed to analyze cytokines. GeSiM will introduce the Nanoplotter 2, its pipetting station for contact-free micro-dosing, which can be used to produce high-quality microarrays and assays in the nanoliter range.
Until later in the summer, the industry conference schedule includes numerous small shows like the Strategic Research Institute’s Microtechnologies for Drug Discovery World Summit at the Sheraton San Diego Marina & Hotel — a highlight for an agenda that otherwise provides very few gatherings with large numbers of industry players.
Later in the summer, the industry will head first to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Los Angeles, starting July 25, and Drug Discovery Technology at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston starting Aug. 8 (see page 4).
Following is a list of selected tradeshows and conferences that are attracting industry players from May until August. The list is prepared by BioArray News quarterly from published event schedules and by notices.
**Where the Microarray Industry is Showing, Going**