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Sidekick™ Offline Biosensor Immobilization Station

The Sidekick station enables simultaneous and uniform reagent loading onto all 96 biosensors in a biosensor tray. Target analyte and other reagents that do not require online signal monitoring can be loaded onto biosensors on the Sidekick, freeing the Octet® instrument for other users. This accessory to ForteBio's Octet family of instruments can be installed beside an Octet system and used in collaboration with it, or can be used independently

  • Offline loading of reagents on biosensors
  • Simultaneous loading on up to 96 biosensors
  • Automation compatibility
  • Small and portable
  • Ideal for creating large batches of custom biosensors
  • Decreases incubation times; increases assay precision and sensitivity

Sidekick™ Offline Biosensor Immobilization Station

When preparing custom biosensors, shaking the biosensors with the samples on the Sidekick station halves the required incubation time, thereby doubling the biosensor preparation productivity. Figure 1 shows the rate of binding of biotinylated protein to Streptavidin biosensors increases with shaking. Further efficiency can be obtained by using the Sidekick station in conjunction with a liquid-handling robotic workstation to automate the custom biosensor preparation. The Sidekick station enables robust, multi-step Octet sandwich assays by decreasing incubation times during sample capture and simultaneously increasing assay precision due to its unique shaking routine.

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Data Sheet Sidekick Offline Biosensor Immobilization Station

The Sidekick™ station is an accessory to ForteBio’s Octet® family of label-free biomolecular interaction analysis instruments.

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Sidekick System #SIDEKICK

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