Polymer Technology Expands 3-D Microarray Surfaces

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2002

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STS Biopolymers has developed a reverse phase polymerization technology that enables the ability to control and optimize each key attribute of a microarray surface, including density, diffusivity and uniformity. As slide quality coating determines the quality of the data ultimately obtainable from the array, polymer surface technology has the potential for a very high sensitivity and dynamic range.

Three dimensional microarray surfaces provide for higher probe density but the cross-linking of polymers restricts surface diffusivity and target binding. STS Biopolymers' GRAFT-COAT™ technology provides a three dimensional surface without crosslinking, with each polymer chain covalently bound to the slide surface, containing structural modifiers to stabilize the graft and to permit control over the hydrogel micro-environments.

Further Information: http://www.stsbiopolymers.com/

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