Arrayjet secures $400,000AUD contract

Arrayjet secures $400,000AUD contract

Midlothian-based Arrayjet, a microarray instrumentation company, has secured a $400,000AUD with Australian flagship biomedical research institute Glycomics at Griffith University.

Based at the Midlothian Innovation Centre in Roslin, Arrayjet is a leading biological inkjet printing company that has been exporting overseas since 2008.

The recent contract will give Arrayjet the opportunity to provide instrumentation printing technology, used for the throughput and rapid printing of glycan arrays- complex sugar molecules present on the surface of all cells and responsible for a variety of biological functions.

The introduction of glycan array-based technology has helped academics and researchers understand how glycans relate to particular biological functions.

The Arrayjet Marathon Argus microarrayer has the ability to print the glycan compound library on 100 slides in less than 6 hours, significantly improving on their current throughput of 28 slides in 14 hours.

The incorporation of Arrayjet’s Iris™ camera system on the Marathon Argus has improved the Institute quality control which, in turn, provides its clients with high levels of glycan array product quality assurance.

Dr Chris Davis, general manager, at the Institute for Glycomics said:“As an established world-leader in glycomics translational research, we are delighted to work with Arrayjet to further build translational capacity in our state-of-the-art glyco-bioanalytical facility.

“The speed, spot quality and superb batch-to-batch reproducibility of the Marathon Argus provides us with the reassurance we need to manufacture quality commercial glycoarrays for industry and academia.

Furthermore, being in a sub-tropical environment here in Queensland, it was imperative

that we have exceptional temperature and humidity control.

“Arrayjet was able to offer both dehumidification and humidification in order to minimise the effect during the year, so we never have a need for downtime, which is vitally important for the seamless continuity required within our operations.”

Iain McWilliam, CEO of Arrayjet added:"The Institute for Glycomics is at the cutting edge of this complex technology and we are delighted they have chosen us to partner with them at this exciting phase of their development.

“The Marathon Argus will provide the means to effect fast and accurate microarray production giving them complete quality assurance and confidence in their products. 

“What’s more, we are building a solid customer based across the Asia Pacific Rim and for an SME with its headquarters in Midlothian, Scotland, we are delighted with our international reach and impact.”



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