Assay Designs, Inc. Launches a New Line of MultiBead(TM) Multiplex Immunoassays  
9/18/2008 9:59:35 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Assay Designs, Inc., a leading provider of immunoassay kits, antibodies, and reagents to the life science and translational research markets, has introduced a new line of MultiBead multiplex immunoassays to simultaneously quantify the levels of up to 22 analytes in a single sample and in various matrices including serum, plasma, urine, culture supernates, and cell lysates. MultiBead assays do not require specialized instrumentation and work on commercially available dual-laser flow cytometers, making access to instrumentation convenient and economical. Proprietary data analysis software for both PC and Mac platforms is also available with the products.

"We are pleased to launch this new line of products into the immunoassay market space," stated Dan Calvo, President and CEO. "We will expand this multiplex offering to include unique content in areas such as inflammation, heat shock, cellular stress, hormones, and cell signaling. We have utilized some proprietary chemistry that delivers high sensitivity and broad dynamic range. We have also developed analysis software that works with data generated from commercially available flow cytometers and simplifies the process of data analysis for our customers."

About Assay Designs, Inc.

Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Assay Designs develops and manufactures immunoassay (ELISA) kits, luminescent reagents, antibodies, proteins, and extracts used for life sciences research. The company markets these products under the Assay Designs and Stressgen(R) brand names. Researchers use the company's products to detect and quantify molecules that are important in inflammation, cell signaling, and cellular stress.

CONTACT: Emily Riess, Assay Designs, Inc., +1-800-833-8651,

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