Bionas Discovery adcon reader

The NEW Bionas DiscoveryTM adconreader is a versatile system for real-time, label-free cellular analysis.

The impedance technology allows non-invasive monitoring of dynamic cellular events for screening applications and laboratory research.


                                          • Effects on:
                                                • cell adhesion and morphology
                                                • cell shape and volume 
                                                • cell-cell interactions 
                                                • cell viability 
                                                • cell number / proliferation 
                                            are translated into digital signals in real-time.


Applications for the Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon reader:

  • receptor activation analysis, e.g. GPCR assays
  • toxicity screening
  • chemo-sensitivity of cancer cells
  • drug discovery
  • membrane integrity analysis
  • cell culture optimization

 

Key features of the system:
  • impedance based monitoring of cellular events
  • 96 well format
  • label-free
  • real-time data acquisition
  • measurement periods from seconds up to days
  • total scanning of the 96 well plate in less than 15 seconds
  • easily expandable i.e. one analyzer can serve several plate stations
  • can be integrated in automated systems, i.e. led removable during measurement


 

System specifications:

Bionas DiscoveryTM plate station

                                          • dimensions: 30.5 20.1 5.8 cm (W D H)
                                          • weight: 2.0 kg
                                          • electrical Input: +5 V, -5 V
                                          • electrical Interface: Handling of one Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon plate
                                          • environment: +15 C to + 40 C, relative humidity: 98 % maximum without condensation

 

Bionas DiscoveryTM analyzer

                                          • dimensions: 16.0 27.5 39.5 cm (W D H) 
                                          • weight: 5.0 kg 
                                          • electrical Input: 100 240 VAC, 50 60 Hz 
                                          • impedance measurement accuracy: 1.5 % 
                                          • impedance Measurement repeatability: 0.8 % 
                                          • communication: USB 
                                          • environment: +15C to +32C, 
                                          • Relative Humidity: 80% max. up to +32 C, no condensation
 

Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon plate

                                          • 96 well format 
                                          • Patent protected: US Pat. No. 6,376,233B1, EP 0938383B1

     

     

     

     

The Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon reader comes with a Microsoft Windows 7 based Notebook

  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 384MB Graphics Memory
  • fingerprint sensor for easy Log In
  • all Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon reader software preinstalled and delivered on CD

     

The Bionas DiscoveryTM adcon reader  is intended for research use only, not for diagnostic applications.