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Phadia Chooses Aushon BioSystems’ Microarray Technology to Accelerate Diagnostic Allergen and Autoimmunity Assay Development

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Aushon BioSystems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced microarray instrumentation and laboratory services for biomarker discovery, development and analysis, announced today that Phadia, the world leader in allergy blood testing diagnostics, will utilize the Aushon 2470 Arrayer technology in its Multiplexing Diagnostics GmbH division. The 2470 will enable Phadia to advance its research efforts focusing on the characterization of new allergens, and the discovery of patterns in molecular diagnosis for allergy and autoimmunity.

“In many areas, antigens are very different and require specific buffers or additives,” said Dr Christian Harwanegg, Chief Operating Officer for Phadia Multiplexing Diagnostics. “That requires a very robust and reliable printing technology, which the 2470 provides. We also needed to focus on our application and assay content optimization, and not just on our manufacturing processes. By integrating the 2470 into our process stream, we’ll be able to optimize our output, while realizing better print quality – including CV’s and grid precision – and far lower operating costs than with our previous printing technology.”

The Aushon 2470 Arrayer has been installed in leading institutions throughout North America, Europe and Asia to provide rapid, accurate, high-density microarray printing for both genomic and proteomic applications such as reverse phase arrays and multiplex diagnostics. It is able to print virtually any sample – including cell lysates and blood – onto substrates with unique shapes and chemistries, as well as the most delicate of substrates such as nitrocellulose and silicon chips. Engineered with walk-away automation, the unique solid pin architecture and proprietary pin design make the 2470 the most flexible and reliable microarray printing platform available.

Source: Aushon BioSystems