BioMicro Systems of Salt Lake City, Utah, last week introduced a semi-automated MAUI hybridization system. The company said it improves sensitivity for low-abundance genes over traditional methods of hybridization for microarray analysis. The new system allows users to simultaneously process up to four standard microarrays with controlled heating and mixing.
Infineon of Munich, Germany, will introduce its Flow-Thru Chip system this week. The system, which includes biochips and instruments, sells for €60,000 ($63,000) and is available in kits for inflammation, cancer (lung and breast), and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS. The system includes biochips, a hybridization unit, and a CCD camera and system for data collection.
Axon Instruments is introducing the 4200A, a fully configurable four-color scanner (see page 3).