Arrayjet has announced that the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has chosen its Marathon Inkjet Microarrayer for its Protein Array Technologies Group.
Headed by Dr Peter Nilsson, the group, which will also serve as an Arrayjet reference site, is based in the Department of Proteomics and forms part of the Human Protein Atlas project led by Prof Mathias Uhlen.
The Marathon Inkjet Microarrayer was chosen as it will provide Nilsson and his colleagues with the flexibility to print their own high-quality arrays.
'We produce large numbers of microarrays with spotted antigens, antibodies and serum/plasma samples for proteomic profiling and we see the instrument becoming a very important part of our instrumental infrastructure,' said Nilsson.
Arrayjet's Marathon is a non-contact microarrayer that combines high-quality microarray production with medium-throughput proficiency.
Capable of printing up to 100 slides, the Marathon platform is suitable for those just starting out in microarraying, as well as more experienced users making the transition from pin spotting to ink-spraying technologies.
For those requiring even higher throughput, Arrayjet provides the Super Marathon and Ultra Marathon, the latter of which is capable of industrial-scale microarray production, with the capacity to print 1,000 slides in a single run.
For researchers who require a smaller scale, Arrayjet provides the Sprint system, which can print 20 slides per run.
Arrayjet is also expanding its portfolio with microarray consumables and a dedicated microarray service business.