LINCOLN, Neb., June 19 — LI-COR Biosciences introduces a
new accessory, MPX(TM) (Multiplex) Blotting System, for its Quantitative
Western Blotting product line. The MPX System can be incorporated into a
variety of assays including primary and secondary antibody screening,
monoclonal antibody screening, signal transduction pathway analysis, or any
other common Western blotting procedure that generates a PVDF or
nitrocellulose blot of 7 x 8.5 cm.
Processing is as simple as clamping the blot into the MPX System,
creating up to 24 independent channels. Channel ports are low volume,
conveniently spaced, and staggered and beveled for use with multi-channel
pipettes. Other advantages include no cross contamination or cross
reactivity between channels.
LI-COR’s selection of IRDye(R) infrared dyes on the Odyssey(R) Infrared
Imaging System provides a maximum of 48 targets on a single membrane — two
per channel, and the option for quantitative analysis. Standard
chemiluminescence and colorimetric detection methods can also be used, and
can provide a maximum of 24 targets.
The Odyssey Infrared Imaging System is uniquely equipped with two
infrared channels for direct fluorescence detection with high sensitivity
and low biological background fluorescence. The superior signal to noise
ratio produced using near-infrared dyes produces results not previously
possible with visible fluorescence-based imaging systems.
LI-COR(R) Biosciences is a leading manufacturer of near-infrared
imaging platforms, analysis software, and LI-COR IRDye(R) infrared dye
reagents for genomic, proteomic, and molecular imaging applications. LI-COR
pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence detection systems
for DNA sequencing and today provides systems for drug discovery, protein
research, small animal imaging, and undergraduate training. LI-COR
instruments for photosynthesis, carbon dioxide analysis and light
measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in
plant science research and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1971, the
privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, with subsidiaries in
Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systems are used in over 100
countries and are supported by a global network of distributors. More
information at http://www.licor.com.