HEIDELBERG (Germany) and MEDFORD, Mass. (USA), March 20, 2008 – febit biomed gmbh will introduce their latest product: the Geniom RT Analyzer® at Analytica 2008. The Geniom RT Analyzer now enables fully automated processing of microarrays on Geniom biochips. The compact all-in-one device employs a microfluidic biochip thus saving operating time and offering high sample throughput, excellent reproducibility, high sensitivity and a variety of additional applications.
The freely programmable and precise temperature control optimizes hybridizations and enables the use of enzymatic reactions directly on the microfluidic array for signal enhancement and primer extension assays.
Based upon the proven Geniom Technology, febit offers microarray analytics for a broad spectrum of DNA and RNA samples. The array design can be chosen from current databases or freely configured by the user. Geniom arrays are produced on demand at febit and subject to rigorous quality control before shipment to the customer.
Alternatively, researchers may prefer the Geniom One® System which enables integrated microarray synthesis in the user´s laboratory, providing an independent workflow with complete control of the microarray experiments. For utmost flexibility and maximized throughput, both instruments can be utilized in combination.
The Geniom RT Analyzer at a glance
§ Sample loading, hybridization, washing, staining and detection in one single benchtop instrument
§ Active motion hybridization in the microchannels of the microarrays
§ Precise temperature control for optimized hybridizations
§ One device covers the complete workflow
§ Convenient handling of microarrays
§ Enhanced reproducibility and sensitivity plus higher sample throughput by automation
Geniom arrays are currently available for the following applications
§ microRNA profiling (latest version of Sanger miRBase; efficient extension by additional content)
§ mRNA profiling (pathway arrays, focus arrays, signature arrays)
§ Custom microarrays produced on request according to user specifications
febit is the only company to provide technologies, products and services to effectively read, write and understand the code of life, thus facilitating a systematic understanding for customers in research, diagnostics and biosecurity markets. Geniom applies precision microfluidics to simplify and automate critical steps in making and using microarrays of high quality, providing superior time and cost efficiency. febit’s applications span from genome analysis and diagnostics development to synthetic gene production and industrial biotechnology. febit currently serves the life science research market with instruments, software, consumables and services in the USA and Europe.