Analytik Jena eBiochip has started to use Scienion's Sciflexarrayer S3 to coat electrical biochips used as bioanalytical platforms.
Scienion's dispensing technology is suited for applications that need contact-free precise handling of ultra low-volume liquids.
The core of Analytik Jena eBiochip's biochips is a silicon-based sensor.
It consists of a functional biological surface to bind target molecules such as nucleic acids or proteins, and a nano-structured silicon chip as signal transducer.
Dr Rainer Hintsche, managing director of Analytik Jena eBiochip, said: 'Ultimate precision is essential when coating our nano-structured gold electrodes with receptor molecules to accurately place these molecules.
'We have decided for Scienion's Sciflexarrayer S3 for the coating of our electrical biochip arrays because the non-contact dispenser works with the necessary precision, the results are controlled by an integrated video camera and we are receiving highly reproducible results.' Analytik Jena's electrical biochips measure biological detection processes on a silicon chip.
As a result, they are not subject to mechanical influences or optical clouding.