SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied BioCode announced today that it has signed a license agreement for its Barcoded Magnetic Bead (BMB) technology with Alexandria, Minnesota based Douglas Scientific.
This non-exclusive license will give Douglas Scientific access to specific Applied BioCode BMB patents for the development of an ultra high throughput automation platform for use in various agricultural biotechnology applications. The targeted solution will utilize Douglas Scientific’s Array Tape™ technology in conjunction with Applied BioCode's Barcoded Magnetic Beads for highly multiplexed assay capability. The instrument system will be capable of reading an entire 384 well plate, providing up to 9,600 results in less than three minutes.
“We are very pleased to partner with Douglas Scientific. The combination of Douglas Scientific’s Array Tape™ with our Barcoded Magnetic Beads will provide a powerful nucleic acid testing platform for high volume agriculture companies,” said Jerry McLaughlin, CEO of Applied BioCode. “We are confident that our license agreement with Douglas Scientific will be a valuable addition to Applied BioCode in the global commercialization of our Barcoded Magnetic Bead technology for future bio-discovery and IVD applications.” Barcoded Magnetic Beads are a next generation digital multiplexing technology, which can simultaneously test for up to 4,096 targets from the same sample.
Further terms of the license agreement were not immediately available.
About Applied BioCode, Inc.
Applied BioCode, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company with headquarters located in Santa Fe Springs, California. Applied BioCode develops, manufactures and markets highly multiplexed (128-plex and 4,096-plex) barcoded magnetic beads and analyzer products to assist those focused on molecular diagnostics, bioresearch, and biomarkers validation. Applied BioCode maintains an extensive collaborative network with universities, government laboratories, and industrial partners. Several of Applied BioCode’s partners have adapted their molecular diagnostic assays to the Barcoded Magnetic Bead format. This approach enables them to optimize efficiency and resources and leverage those to help its customers maximize the benefit of its powerful tools and collaborative networks.
About Douglas Scientific, Inc.
Scientific is dedicated to making our world a better place by delivering innovative laboratory automation. Array Tape™ is a flexible microplate replacement engineered to be a ubiquitous media for high throughput processing, driving more data at lower costs. The high throughput Nexar® (liquid handing system), Soellex™ (thermal cycler) and Araya® (scanner) are optimized for Array Tape and virtually eliminate manual handling and complex robotics required for microplate-based systems. Douglas Scientific is a wholly owned company of Douglas Machine Inc., with corporate offices located at 3600 Minnesota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308.