Automation kinetic analysis of the association and dissociation of biomolecules can be performed on up to 384 samples in one 384-well plate. Automation requires the system to track each plate and the microplates that are transferred to and from the instrument at predetermined time intervals.
The biosensor, sample and reagent trays can be transferred to and from the Octet instrument by robot. Target ligands can be batch immobilized onto biosensors and returned to the biosensor tray for re-use in future experiments, thus extending the number of uses for each biosensor, preserving valuable ligand, and maximizing flexibility in experimental design.
Octet systems are currently used for life science research, including drug discovery and development, antibody characterization, proteomics, and quality control in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. With the Octet QK384 and Octet RED384 instruments, unmet needs in high-throughput quantitation and kinetic characterization are fulfilled.