French optics firm Innopsys recently introduced its InnoScan 710-IR microarray scanner.
The company said the confocal scanner is equipped with two excitation lasers capable of reading signals in the near infrared spectrum and is suited for protein and cell microarray applications. Compared to the red and green lasers used in some array scanners, Innopsys claims that the infrared lasers in the InnoScan 710-IR allow reduction in background noise caused by supports used in protein array applications, such as nitrocellulose and polyvinylidene difluoride.
Kinexus this week launched its Kinex Antibody Microarray Kit with its latest generation KAM-850 chip.
The new antibody microarray is capable of tracking the levels and functional states of hundreds of diverse proteins in human and animal cell and tissue specimens and features more than 330 phosphosite- and 540 pan-specific antibody probes.
This provides researchers with a tool to study changes in cell signaling proteins that occur in response to a range of treatments, drugs, toxins, pathological and other experimental conditions, according to the Vancover, Canada-based firm.