News from SLAS 2018
NanoTemper Technologies launched the NT.Robotic autosampler at the SLAS2018 Conference in San Diego. The instrument is designed to enable researchers to more effectively automate their workflow when it comes to screening large numbers of candidates for protein stability in a label-free method, according to Jocelyn Davé, vice president of marketing.
The new autosampler transforms the Prometheus NT. Plex, the company’s instrument for measuring protein stability and protein aggregation, into a workhorse, adds Davé, noting that it carries out unattended analysis of either thermal or chemical stability for up to 1536 samples.
“What’s great about the NT.Robotic autosampler is its flexibility and small size,” continues Davé. “It fits in any high-throughput screening lab and enables researchers to have a more comprehensive understanding of their target molecules by uncovering their biophysical properties.”
Peter Fung, Ph.D. senior manager, product marketing, told GEN that the NanoTemper’s mission is to help researchers work better with proteins via three different platforms that focus on binding affinity, protein, stability, and protein quality, respectively.
“Put simply, we provide scientists with better tools to examine and characterize proteins. We want them to have information about proteins today that they didn’t have yesterday,” he said.
The introduction of the new autosampler follows the release in early January of the Tycho NT.6 system, which identifies the quality and structural integrity of protein samples in three minutes using microliters of material, said Dr. Fung, who also pointed out that scientists can “easily and swiftly test any protein sample type as-is, in any buffer and over a wide concentration range.”