Caliper Life Sciences has announced a collaboration with Sony DADC Austria for the co-development and manufacture of plastic consumables for Caliper's next-generation microfluidics products.
The agreement combines Sony DADC's premier Blu-ray Disc manufacturing technology and manufacturing capacity with Caliper's extensive microfluidics expertise and patent portfolio to develop enabling solutions for life-science researchers and diagnostic applications.
Caliper Life Sciences and Sony DADC have co-developed consumables for the Labchip XT system, Caliper's automated nucleic acid fractionation instrument for next-generation sequencing applications.
The Labchip XT removes a key bottleneck in sequencing workflows by replacing the gel isolation and purification steps used in size selection.
The plastic chips manufactured by Sony DADC allow Caliper to offer a cost-effective and disposable consumable that eliminates cross-contamination potential, which is of key concern for genomics researchers.