Product News: PerkinElmer Launches New AlphaScreen® SureFire® and AlphaLISA® "No Wash" Immunoassay and Cellular Pathway Mapping Kits

11 Dec 2009

PerkinElmer, Inc. announces the expansion of its "No Wash" ALPHA (Amplified Luminescent Proximity Homogeneous Assay) Technology portfolio by introducing 46 new highly sensitive cell signaling pathway and biomarker research assay kits. The new assays provide researchers with comprehensive tools for advancing studies in cancer, inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disorders.

PerkinElmer's AlphaScreen® SureFire® assays enable researchers to save time by providing the ability to study key biological pathways using the same sample and conditions in a single experiment. In addition, the kits simplify complex protocols, increasing the ability to automate high-throughput screening processes and assisting researchers in the transition from time-consuming Western Blot or ELISA methods.

In addition, the Company's AlphaLISA® "No Wash" immunoassay kits enable the study of biomarkers for multiple disease states. The latest assays include human and mouse biomarker targets, significantly broadening the applicability of the ELISA-alternative ALPHA technology portfolio.

"PerkinElmer continues to make great strides with the expansion of the ALPHA Technology portfolio, based on scientific demand for alternative ways to measure cell signaling pathways and biomarkers," said Richard M. Eglen, PhD, president, Bio-discovery, PerkinElmer. "The new kits will help open new directions in research for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular and inflammatory conditions."

The 46 new offerings include 22 SureFire® and 24 AlphaLISA® "No Wash" immunoassay kits, bringing the combined number of ALPHA-based kits to 142 assays (66 AlphaScreen® SureFire® and 76 AlphaLISA® assays).

PerkinElmer's ALPHA Technology is a powerful, proprietary bead-based platform that allows highly sensitive detection of biomolecules and biomolecular interactions, while removing unwieldy wash steps, eliminating labor intensive processes that are difficult to automate. It allows researchers to overcome traditional limitations for ELISA and Western Blotting, enabling savings in time, precious samples and antibody usage. ALPHA Technology is easy to miniaturize and automate, also enabling an efficient high-throughput screening setup.