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SPRING 2012    VOLUME 5    ISSUE 1


ForteBio: Growing with the Needs of Our Customers

Christopher M. Silva, Vice President, Marketing

I again write with much appreciation of you, our customers, for your ongoing support of ForteBio. It is our pleasure to always meet your evolving biotherapeutic research and development needs. Some exciting things have happened at ForteBio since last fall, and none of them would have been possible without your input and support.

We are particularly excited about the launch of our revolutionary new BLItz platform, which we debuted at the IBC Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics Conference in San Diego in December. BLItz makes protein analysis more accessible than ever to individual scientists by enabling them — for the first time — to conduct label-free protein analyses using just a drop of sample, and do so easily and cost-efficiently at their very own lab bench.

BLItz is quite small and takes up less bench space than a tablet computer, so it fits easily into any workspace. You only use 4 microliters of sample with BLItz — about 20X less sample volume than is needed for traditional SPR-based label-free assays or microplate-based ELISA. Additionally, this new platform also uses the same BLI technology that powers our flagship Octet instruments.

We believe BLItz, with its “drop-read-done” simplicity and true affordability will dramatically change the label-free protein analysis space. Initial feedback from customers definitively supports this, and top research labs such as Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and Genentech have already adopted our “Little Genius”. To learn more about BLItz, visit

We are also excited to now be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pall Corp., and a division of Pall Life Sciences. Pall Corp. is a filtration, separation and purification leader that provides solutions to the life sciences and other scientific areas. Our combined global entity will make ForteBio’s label-free systems and products more readily available to customers worldwide, particularly in Europe and Asia, while enabling us to maintain the customer focus you’ve come to expect.

I am proud to introduce our new tagline: ForteBio — A Division of Pall Life Sciences, which now appears on our website and in other materials. Pall Life Science brands now include ForteBio, Octet, BLItz, Dip and Read biosensors and Sidekick.

We are excited about the changes at ForteBio and are committed to the continual delivery of products and support that meet your growing needs. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve these efforts, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you again for your business and support.