Member since: 2020
Organization: Intuitive Biosciences, Inc.
Robust instrument for the research and development field
Application Area: Serology testing with antigen arrays for presence of antibodies
"We have used this product for over 5 years. It is a very robust instrument that has lasted for thousands of scans, multiple users, extreme environmental conditions, and multiple applications. Our lab staff are easily able to customize their analysis with Excel. It is best used with standard MTP or slides, and once the initial set up is completed it is a very simple instrument to use. Multiplex analysis can be simple and customized. Technical support is always available to help with issues, but we haven't had many over the years. A reliable piece of equipment that is a workhorse in our lab."
The SensoSpot® product line consists of Microarray Analyzers for fast-read out and analysis of multiplexed assays based on planar, low-density microarrays:
SensoSpot® Colorimetry is designed for microarrays on transparent surfaces. It is an open platform reader capable of reading and analyzing arrays in various formats, such as slides, 96-well plates, or other proprietary formats not exceeding the dimensions of a SBS microplate. SensoSpot® Colorimetry is a fully integrated, standalone instrument with touchscreen, built-in PC and Sensovation‘s powerful ArrayReader Software.
The instrument comes standard - at no extra cost - with Sensovation’s ArrayReader Software, a powerful and intelligent “on-board” instrument-control and array-analysis software. The microarrays are analyzed in real-time, right during measurement. Intelligent spot-finding- and analysis-algorithms assure that each spot of the microarray is measured based on special spot characteristics.
SensoSpot® Microarray Analyzers employ a solid state camera-based concept which is different to the scanning technology used in standard microarray laser scanners. The SensoSpot® is equipped with a high-sensitive, low-noise CCD camera for detection. Illumination is done with high power LEDs.
As the entire microarray image is captured with one camera shot, image acquisition and result calculation is faster than with laser scanning technology. No moving optical parts are needed which makes the SensoSpot® tremendously robust – no need for time-consuming installation and alignment or recalibration after transportation.
Typical applications are multiplexed ELISAs and genotyping assays.