The SensoSpot® product line consists of Microarray Analyzers for fast-read out and analysis of multiplexed assays based on planar, low-density microarrays:
SensoSpot® 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® Fluorescence RGB provides three excitation wavelengths in a red, a green and a blue channel and is a fully integrated, standalone instrument with touchscreen, built-in PC and a 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. Fluorescence excitation 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.