Emory Comprehensive Glycomics Core
Emory University

Contact: Yi Lasanajak, MS, MSPH
Phone: 404-727-6155

Aushon 2470 Arrayer – Microarray Printing Platform 
Aushon’s 2470 microarrayer produces high quality arrays of DNA, proteins, glycans, polysaccharides, cell lysates and a variety of other samples using its proprietary soft touch deposition technology.  The 2470 is a highly engineered platform designed with quality, reliability, flexibility and true walk-away automation in mind. Our unique deposition technology enables printing of even complex biological samples onto a broad range of substrates such as slides, membranes, microtiter plate wells, disks, wafers and chips.

The 2470 Arrayer has unmatched versatility, able to print any sample type onto substrates with unique shapes and chemistries as well as the most delicate of substrates such as nitrocellulose and silicon chips.  From genomic materials to antibodies and cellular lysates, Aushon’s unique solid pin architecture reliably produces arrays of exceptional quality.

InnoScan® 1100 AL
InnoScan 1100 AL is a high-resolution 3-color fluorescence scanner. With a resolution of up to 0.5µm/pixel, this scanner can scan a whole slide into high quality image. Combining high performance with full automation, InnoScan 1100 AL is ideal for high-density or three-color microarrays as well as for cell microarrays.

Characterized by its ease of use, performance and versatility, the InnoScan 1100 AL is the ideal tool for cell microarrays as well as three-color microarrays.

  • High quality images: With a resolution of up to 0.5µm/pixel or a 20x objective equivalent, the InnoScan 1100 AL is the highest resolution microarray scanner on the market. This combined with a real time autofocus system and confocal PMT detection; the InnoScan 1100 AL provides high-quality images for detailed analysis of your microarrays.
  • Easy automation: Provided with a user-friendly image acquisition software and 24-slide autoloader, the InnoScan 1100 AL is capable of fully automated scanning of 24 slides at a time.
  • Multiplexed whole slide imaging: The InnoScan 1100 AL is capable of scanning any microscope slide with various substrates: cells, tissue, proteins, DNA, glycans, peptides and others. Equipped with three excitation channels, it empowers users with more multiplexing capabilities, thus allowing the analysis of several samples or markers on the same slide.

GE Healthcare BiaCore™ X100
Biacore X100 is a complete solution for biochemistry, molecular biology, or other research laboratories involved in the study of molecular interactions. The system contains all the key functionalities needed for day-to-day molecular interaction research with the purpose of understanding protein function and biological mechanisms.

Biacore X100 processing unit

  • Real-time insights into protein function & biological mechanisms
  • Kinetics, affinity, specificity and concentration analysis in one system
  • Define structure/function relationships
  • Understand the dynamics of molecular pathways
  • In development and research studies, select promising molecules that could be novel targets for research use, diagnostics, or therapy.
  • Develop and run assays for interactions involving LMW compounds
  • Strong support from assay development to data interpretation

Label-free interaction analysis is of increasing importance. Biacore systems by GE Healthcare are becoming the performance benchmark in this area for generating unique data protein-glycan interactions as well as protein-protein and other protein-small molecules.  While glycan microarray data a useful screening process, the  

Biacore systems are used in areas such as pharmaceutical drug discovery, antibody characterization, proteomics, immunogenicity, biotherapeutic development and manufacture, and many life science research applications. A range of systems meet specific application needs. Customers include leading research centers, all of the leading global pharmaceutical companies, and many biotechnology companies.

GE Healthcare MicroCal Auto-iTC200
MicroCal ITC isothermal titration calorimeters all allow direct, label-free in solution measurement of binding affinity and thermodynamics in a single experiment, enabling the accurate determination of binding constants (KD), reaction stoichiometry (n), enthalpy (ΔH) and entropy (ΔS). This provides a complete thermodynamic profile of the molecular interaction. ITC goes beyond binding affinities and can elucidate the mechanisms underlying molecular interactions.

The MicroCal Auto-iTC200 is a fully automated, low volume, highly sensitive isothermal titration calorimeter. It delivers direct, label-free in solution measurement of all binding parameters in a single experiment. Applications include characterizing molecular interactions of small molecules, proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, lipids and other biomolecules. It can also be used to measure enzyme kinetics.

Bruker UltraFlexII MALDI-TOF/TOF 
Features high sensitivity, resolution and mass accuracy of MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF technology for high-success expression proteomics and advanced biomarker discovery studies.

The Ultraflex II incorporates next-generation MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF technology, including:

  • Greatly increased sensitivity by an order of magnitude, delivered by advanced LIFT technology and ion optics, as well as enhanced TOF/TOF resolution
  • High mass resolution over a broad mass range, delivered by the proprietary panoramic PAN technology
  • Unique T3-sequencing capabilities, allowing top-down sequence analysis on many intact proteins with ease
  • High-throughput analysis and sensitive detection of labile protein modifications delivered by tunable laser speed from 1-200Hz

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