Maximize Data Quality. Minimize Reagent Consumption.

DropArray technology has applications and product specific offerings in three main areas of research:

  • Luminex® and other bead-based platforms such as Singulex SMC™
  • Cell processing for staining and retention of suspension cells in flow cytometry applications
  • High content screening applications including transfection, autophagy, and drug screening
Application Traditional Challenges DropArray Solutions DropArray Platform Advantages
Luminex Assays and Singulex SMC™ Assays Traditional microplates require large volumes of reagent. Beads and assay reagents are expensive, limiting data output. The majority of beads, which are very costly, are wasted unnecessarily. The walls limit efficient washing and enable bead aggregation affecting the quality of data. Da-Bead Miniaturization with the DA-Bead plates reduces sample volume and bead consumption by 5X and decreases assay costs by >60% without compromising quality or sensitivity. Laminar flow washing is efficient and limits bead aggregation resulting in superior data with challenging samples.
Centrifuge-less cell processing for flow cytometry assays Traditional centrifuge-based preparationof cells are time consuming, labor intensive, waste expensive reagents, and stress cells. There is significant cell loss and incomplete washing resulting in problems with gating and cell segmentation. Da-Cell DA-Cell technology retains more than 95% of cells, completes washing in 2-4 minutes, significantly easier gating and segregation of cell populations even with high number of colors, and offers consistent, operator-independent, reliable data.
High Content Assays
Cell transfection Autophagy assays Drug screening (cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, mitotic index, and iPS/stem cell and differentiation cell assays)
Traditional microplates require multi-step staining procedures add a huge (unsustainable) expense. DA-HCS Minimizing cell use helps drastically reduce antibody and reagent costs, up to 90%.  Enabling for stem cell and differentiation assays where rare cells are expensive and limited.  Cell culture can even be performed in sample DA wall-less plate with continuity of workflow for drug screening. Both 96- and 384-well DA-HCS on available.