Biocept Drops into Protein Chip Market with Hydrogel Array: Should Packard Be Worried? | GenomeWeb

Would your pet protein be happier resting in a big square slab of polyacrylimide gel, or plopped on a slide inside a smaller gumdrop of polyethylene glycol?

Researchers using protein chips, as well as those interested in using so-called hydrogel substrates for nucleic acid chips, can now fuss over such questions. Just weeks after Packard Bioscience (now part of PerkinElmer) introduced its HydroGel slides, a competitor, Biocept, has surfaced with its own hydrogel spotted arrays.

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