Mirrorball sparkles in antibody discovery

14-Apr-2010

TTP LabTech offers simple solution to automated hybridoma screening

TTP LabTech offers a simple solution to automated hybridoma screening with Mirrorball, a high-sensitivity laser scanning microplate cytometer for antibody discovery.

The UK-based supplier of instrumentation and contract screening services for the life sciences says Mirrorball rapidly and reliably performs mix-and–read, cell- or bead-based assays.

Dr Jas Sanghera, commercial director of TTP LabTech said: ‘TTP LabTech has been pioneering laser scanning cytometry since the launch of ChemScan in 1994, Acumen Explorer in 2000, and the triple laser Acumen eX3 in 2006. The introduction of Mirrorball maintains our unique position in this market and will revolutionise the antibody discovery process.’

Mirrorball addresses one of the currently unmet needs of laser scanning instrumentation – that of high sensitivity – with its proprietary high performance, low-loss optics.

TTP Labtech says the instrument is also the first laser scanning microplate cytometer to offer simultaneous laser scanning, which will enable superior multiplexing and result in higher throughput single pass scanning.

Mirrorball is available in three configurations: single laser excitation (640nm) with two fluorescence channels; single laser excitation (640nm) with two fluorescence data channels and a single laser scatter channel; and dual laser excitation (488nm and 640nm) with four fluorescence data channels and a single laser scatter channel.

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