ForteBio, Inc. Launches New Dip and Read™ Anti-FLAG Biosensor to Facilitate Protein Research and Drug Development  
2/13/2013 10:58:44 AM

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ForteBio, a division of Pall Life Sciences and a leading supplier of label-free technology that accelerates the development of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of its new Dip and Read™ Anti-FLAG Biosensor for use on the company’s Octet® and BLItz™ instrumentation systems. The new biosensor enables researchers to quickly and easily detect FLAG-tagged recombinant proteins for their quantitation and kinetic characterization, which are key steps in drug development. “FLAG is a commonly used affinity peptide tag to enable protein detection and purification,” said Christopher Silva, vice president of marketing for Pall's ForteBio division. “However, traditional methods for evaluating FLAG-tagged proteins rely on time-consuming, analytical methods, which can slow down drug discovery and development. Our new Anti-FLAG Biosensor, together with the BLItz instrument platform’s ease of use or the Octet system’s high throughput, is designed to greatly accelerate laboratory workflow, reduce time to results and increase cost-efficiency.”