When Douglas Scientific entered the laboratory automation scene in 2009, it was uncertain if the startup company could achieve the disruptive outcomes it proclaimed. Within four short years the Array Tape™ Platform has inspired an industry-wide paradigm shift—replacing microtiter plate based systems and enabling scientists to accelerate data generation while dramatically lowering the cost per data point. “We take our mission seriously. We are dedicated to making the world a better place. In doing so, we have redefined the global cadence of discovery in the laboratory and at the point where science adds value, which may be the single practitioner that needs a rapid molecular result,” says Dan Malmstrom, president of Douglas Scientific.
The company earned its stripes with a revolutionary solution for PCR that radically outperforms microtiter plate based processes. Today the Array Tape Platform provides a broader solution with the addition of DNAble® chemistry by EnviroLogix™. DNAble is an isothermal DNA/RNA amplification chemistry that enables research scientists to produce endpoint and real-time data in 15 minutes or less using crude or purified samples. “Combining the proven power of Array Tape with DNAble is a natural progression of our product offering, enabling more researchers across more markets to realize disruptive results,” says Craig McLain, vice president of business operations at Douglas Scientific. “The combination is a complete solution with protocol flexibility, inline automation, and the ability to go from sample to answer at unprecedented rates of speed and cost.”