3dbiosurfaces and STRATEC Consumables GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of STRATEC, announced today the release of the first commercially available microarray substrate based on 3dbiosurfaces patented and patent-pending technologies.
The 3D NS-NC slide provides enormous benefits for both DNA/RNA and protein microarrays at attractive prices. The slide offers greatly increased signal intensity, more uniform spots, and other benefits over other microarray substrates. The 3D NS-NC slide is particularly attractive for protein applications as the surfaces allow proteins to maintain their shape and function.
STRATEC is using their ISO-13485 certified facility in Salzburg, Austria for manufacturing the 3D NS-NC slide.
“We are very pleased to be working with STRATEC Consumables as our development, manufacturing, and logistics partner. We were attracted by the excellent technical capabilities from initial concept through high-volume manufacturing of the Salzburg team and the company’s European logistics capabilities,” said Barry Beroth, CEO of 3dbiosurfaces.
“We love pushing the boundaries when it comes to injection molding. Our collaboration with 3dbiosurfaces brought to bear our manufacturing know-how and state of the art processes to create a microarray substrate which will set a new standard. We are proud being part of 3d’s success story and being their industrial partner in manufacturing and logistics support”, said Chris Mauracher, Managing Director of STRATEC Consumables GmbH.
“STRATEC Consumables proved an ideal partner overcoming the technical challenges of molding nano-grass structures within the walls of small micron-sized wells as well as demanding surface treatment of these structures to ensure that the surfaces maximize the capture, retention and protection of valuable probes and targets,” said Gordon Goodyear, President of 3dbiosurfaces.