SOURCE: BioMicro Systems, Inc.

April 15, 2005 06:00 ET

BioMicro Systems Launches MAUI 12-Bay System for Microarray Hybridization at 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 15, 2005 -- BioMicro® Systems, Inc. announced today the worldwide launch of its proprietary MAUI® 12-Bay Hybridization System to meet the demands of high-throughput microarray laboratories at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The MAUI 12-Bay System has the capacity to simultaneously process twelve microarray slides using its unique MAUI Mixer hybridization chambers to achieve 3-10 fold increase in sensitivity with ultra-low sample volumes. This new instrument will be on display in the BioMicro Systems booth (#1559) at the AACR Meeting taking place April 16-20, 2005, in Anaheim, CA.

The MAUI 12-Bay Hybridization System is the latest addition to the MAUI product line that includes the MAUI 4-Bay Hybridization System and its complementary line of MAUI Mixer hybridization chambers. Through Active Mixing™ of ultra-low hybridization reagents at a constant incubation temperature, use of the MAUI Hybridization System results in a significant increase in sensitivity and greater consistency of results.

"BioMicro Systems is excited about launching the MAUI 12-Bay Hybridization System to target microarray users, especially cancer researchers, who require high-throughput, high-quality results," stated James Kuo, BioMicro Systems Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Since MAUI 4-Bay System established BioMicro as a leader in increasing microarray sensitivity and consistency, we next wanted to improve throughput by allowing 12 slides now to be simultaneously processed. The breakthrough MAUI 12-Bay System is the workhorse many of our customers have been asking us for that can seamlessly and consistently produce superior microarray hybridization results every time."

MAUI 12-Bay System Key Features and Benefits include:

--  3-10 Fold Increase in Sensitivity
--  Low Sample Volume (10-40 µl)
--  Consistent and Reproducible Results
--  Thorough and Efficient Active Mixing
--  Shorter Hybridization Times
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