Biochip Screening

Biochip analysis with a microspectrophotometer

Microspectrophotometers are used to analyze biochip test points by reflectance, absorbance and fluorescence

 Biochip analysis with a microspectrophotometer

Typical test spectra

 

 

Rapidly screen microscopic test sites on biochips with reflectance or fluorescence microspectroscopy.

Biochip devices are a collection of microscopic test sites arranged in microarrays. This allows for many tests to be performed at the same time with a single device.  Biochips can be designed to replicate a series of full-scale chemical and biological reactions as microfluidic devices.  As such, a single device is used to  perform many chemical reactions but on a microscopic scale.  Therefore analytical techniques are required that can measure whether reactions have reached a successful conclusion but of micro-scale volumes.

Due to the microscopic volumes of the materials to be analyzed, microspectrophotometers are the perfect tool.  Able to analyze numerous micro-scale volumes by absorbance, reflectance or even fluorescence, these tools are easy-to-use and very accurate.  Their flexibility and accuracy make them very importance when developing or using custom biochip devices. 

To learn more about microspectroscopy and biochip device development and testing, select one of the following links: 

What is a Microspectrophotometer?

Science of Microspectrophotometers

Microspectrophotometer Design

Uses of Microspectrophotometers

20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometers

 UV-visible-NIR microscopes, UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers and Raman microspectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments. They have not been cleared or approved by the European IVD Directive, the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency for diagnostic, clinical or other medical use.