Diapharma launches new microsite PlateletFunctionResearch.com
Posted: November 11, 2015
For research use only
Multiplate® analysis takes place in a single-use test cell which incorporates dual sensors and a teflon-coated stirring magnet. A key innovation of Multiplate® is the use of the Multiple Electrode Aggregometry (MEA) technology.
The principle of Multiplate® analysis is based on the fact that platelets become sticky upon activation and adhere and aggregate onto the metal sensor wires in the Multiplate® test cell. The test cell has a pipetting inlet and a cup portion with the sensor wires which extend into the blood sample. The sensor wires are made of highly conductive copper which are silver-coated. The test cell is connected to the instrument using a sensor cable and the electrical resistance between the sensor wires is recorded during the test. When activated, platelets adhere to the sensor wires and the electrical resistance between the wires increases.
- Whole blood, no sample processing
- Small sample volume (300 µl)
- Mini test cells use 175 µl of whole blood; smallest volume requirement for aggregometry testing. Ideal for pediatric platelet research or animal platelet studies.
- Up to 30 tests per hour
- Interactive electronic pipetting
- 5 independent channels for parallel testing
- Specific and sensitive reagents
- Standardized test procedures
- Open system for research applications
- Windows-based software
- New tests can be defined in the system software
Multiplate® is for research use only in the US and Canada.