Continued Miniaturisation of Assay Technologies Drives Market for NANOLITRE DISPENSING
Dr. John Comley
Institution: Drug Discovery World
The continued miniaturisation of assay technologies in high throughput screening, compound management and protein crystallisation has created a pressing need for improved nanolitre liquid handling systems.A recent industry market survey suggests that although the total liquid handing market in pharma drug discovery is contracting, the nanolitre dispensing segment is expected to grow to $56 million US dollars in 2004 with a 45% annual growth rate. Growth over the next two years is predicted to be especially strong for devices based on acoustic transducers and solenoid sensors.This review takes a look at some of the latest offerings in this increasingly competitive market place and discusses some recent industry trends. Customer expectations have now shifted from lower volumes to improved performance and reliability, added value and maximising the quality to price ratio.>
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Acoustic Non-Contact Dispensing- The Right Choice for UHTS
Institution: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb has implemented a flexible, fully automated UHTS process. Key to the process is compound reformatting with the Echo 550 nanoliter dispensing technology. They plan to implement a flexible closed loop screening process.
Publication / Type:PRESENTATION
Related Subject:Acoustic Non-Contact Dispensing UHTS
Picoliter: enabling precise transfer of nanoliter and picoliter volumes
Publication: Drug Discovery Today 7 S32-S34, 2002 doi: 10.1016/S1359-6446(02)02176-1
Picoliter has a technology for the precise transfer of picoliter and nanoliter volumes of liquid without contact between the device and the fluids being transferred. This is accomplished using focussed acoustic energy that causes droplets to be ejected from a liquid surface. Applications include liquid transfer devices, particle manufacturing, and the production of arrays with probes of any length.