Launch of new sensor surfaces for Insplorion’s instruments
March 31, 2017
The new flat Acoulyte sensors facilitate for users of the QCM-D instrument to compare their previous results, obtained using flat QCM sensors, with their new results measured by the combination of QCM and Insplorion's NPS technology. Another important aspect of the new sensors is that they, together with Insplorion's other sensors with different surface structures, can be used to answer questions about how the nanoparticle size and shape affect biomolecules. Questions which are of great importance in nano-medicine and nano-toxicology.
The sensors with larger caves below a small hole have been developed in collaboration with Andreas Dahlin, associate professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. Using these sensors, a cell membrane can be placed above the cavities, allowing studies of how quickly and to which extent a particular molecule passes through the membrane. The opportunity to study how quickly and to which extent a specific molecule is transported through a membrane is of great importance, for example, during the early stages of drug development.
"We are pleased that these new products will meet customer requests, both from Acoulyte and XNano customers, but mainly in the dialogues that we have with new customers. At the same time, our new cavity sensors will become an important contribution to the XNano instrument as it provides unique opportunities compared to other instruments within the Life Science segment," says Patrik Bjöörn, sales manager at Insplorion.
Read more about Insplorion’s sensors here: www.insplorion.com/en/instruments/products/sensor-chips/
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