Caliper Life Sciences Launches "Desktop Profiler"

Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. launched the Desktop Profiler, a bench-top system for kinase profiling, at the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) conference and exhibition in Seattle.The Desktop Profiler and ProfilerPro kinase panel profiling kits will be available in November. Desktop Profiler enables therapeutic research laboratories to conduct in-house kinase profiling in a timely and cost-effective manner.

As biotech and pharmaceutical companies continue to explore the potential of kinases as viable drug targets, research scientists increasingly need to understand how drug candidates interact with the hundreds of different kinase enzymes present in the human body. This "kinase profiling" is necessary to identifying potential side effects of therapeutic candidates. Historically, cost constraints have limited the ability of therapeutic laboratories to conduct in-house profiling.

Desktop Profiler provides targeted research laboratories with a simple, affordable system to rapidly profile compounds against a diverse kinase panel. To ensure ease-of-use, the Desktop Profiler works in conjunction with ProfilerPro kinase panel kits, also launched today at SBS. ProfilerPro microplates are pre-loaded with kinases, substrates and reagents, eliminating assay development and reducing experiment set-up time. Additionally, the Desktop Profiler utilizes Caliper's LabChip microfluidic-based screening technology to yield high-quality, reproducible data that helps researchers more confidently qualify drug candidates.

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