Year: 2003-04

Company: Nanostream

Liaison(s): Hugh McManus

With the development of microfluidics and nanotechnology, it has recently become possible to conduct large numbers of chemical analyses and diagnostic tests with minute sample volumes and in very short time periods. Commercially available systems that perform these analyses are just beginning to come on the market. A KGI team is working with Nanostream to characterize and validate the technical capabilities of the company’s Veloce™ System. This system uses micro parallel liquid chromatography to perform 24 simultaneous analyses (peptide and protein separations) and has great potential for increasing research productivity. The team is comparing the capabilities of the Veloce™ System to those of conventional systems that analyze fewer samples, require larger sample volumes and take longer. They plan to draft manuscripts describing their work for publication as application notes or in peer-reviewed journals.