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ForteBio, Inc. Launches New-Generation Octet(R) QK(e) Instrument


4/20/2010 9:55:18 AM

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ForteBio(R), Inc., a leading supplier of label-free technology that accelerates the development of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of its new Octet QK(e) instrumentation system. The new system, the next generation of the company's initial eight-channel Octet QK instrument, provides significantly increased sensitivity, enabling analysis of small proteins and peptides. Additionally, the Octet QK(e) system enables biosensors to be re-racked, for increased workflow flexibility and cost savings.

The company also announced the introduction of its new Anti-Penta-HIS (HIS) biosensors for rapid, label-free quantitation of HIS-tagged proteins. The new "dip and read" biosensor comes with the highly specific Qiagen Penta-HIS antibody pre-immobilized on the surface and is ready to use on ForteBio's Octet instruments for specific detection and quantitation of HIS-tagged proteins.

ForteBio's Octet platform is based on the company's proprietary BioLayer Interferometry (BLI) technology, which uses optical biosensors to measure multiple interactions in parallel, without the use of detection agents. The Octet platform consists of 8- and 16-channel instruments that accommodate 96- and 384-well assay formats. All Octet biosensors are designed to simplify quantitation and kinetic characterization by eliminating throughput limitations of traditional SPR-based systems. The Octet biosensors are disposable, configured in a standard microplate format and are coated with a proprietary biocompatible matrix that is uniform, non-denaturing and has minimal non-specific binding.

ForteBio is a life science company that provides analytical systems to accelerate biotherapeutic drug discovery and development. These systems enable real-time, label-free analysis of biomolecular interactions, providing information on affinity, kinetics and concentration. ForteBio's analytical capabilities enable significantly easier, faster and better characterization of drug candidates, thus providing greater value in drug development applications where existing methods have limitations in throughput, performance and cost. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with wholly owned subsidiaries in London and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.fortebio.com.

CONTACT: Gemma Milan of ForteBio, +1-650-289-6800, gmilan@fortebio.com

Web site: http://www.fortebio.com/



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