The SRU Biosystems BIND® SCANNER is a first-of-its-kind, plate-based instrument capable of monitoring cellular responses at an individual cell resolution using label-free assays. The BIND SCANNER is based on the same underlying photonic crystal technology as SRU’s other BIND Readers.
Limited cell numbers currently prevent widespread use of primary and stem cells in screening and profiling applications. The SCANNER’s high resolution and throughput capabilities enable the use of primary cultured cells in physiologically relevant assays earlier in the drug discovery process. For example, it can be used to monitor individual stem cell growth, adhesion, invasion, and differentiation profiles.
Additionally, the SCANNER’s high resolution allows researchers to investigate and quantify individual cellular responses within a heterogeneous population. Because BIND assays utilize cells in their native state without the introduction of labels or tags, the SCANNER enables researchers to quickly develop new cell-based assays, and run higher throughput validated assays with biorelevant cell types that were previously difficult or impossible to run.
BIND SCANNER Features
• Low cell number applications using well below 1,000 cells/well • Compatible with recombinant cell lines, endogenous systems, primary cells and stem cells Label-free measurement of individual cell responses within a heterogeneous population • Miniaturized assays using low cell numbers and rapid read times enabling high throughput formats