High-Throughput Screening & Assay Development
We have established multiple independent, parallel robotic systems for HTS/μHTS/iHTS and HCS operations that are capable of handling 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plate formats. These systems accommodate a variety of assay formats and are particularly well-suited for conventional and multiplex protein-protein interactions and phenotypic screens.
- HTS/HCS system I: The first system features a central vertical robotic system with three outpost readers: (i) EnVision multimode reader (HTS in 96/384/1536 well format), (ii) FlexStation II agonist-injectable, 384-well fluorescence reader, and (iii) ImageXpress (HCS in 96/384-well format). This system is integrated with a cell hotel, plate stacker, and various liquid handlers equipped with pin tools for low-volume (nL) transfer. All of these components are in an enclosed environment, facilitating live-cell HCS screens under aseptic conditions.
- HTS/HCS system II: The second system features the Twister II robot integrated with (i) an EnVision multimode reader (HTS in 96/384/1536-well format) and (ii) ImageXpress (HCS in 96/384/1536 well format) supported by the Sciclone liquid handling workstation.
- System III: Corning’s Epic system for label-free molecular interaction screens provides a third platform for hit identification and confirmation by direct detection of protein-compound binding and cell-based screens under physiological conditions.
Compound library collections
We have a collection of more than 500K chemical compounds, including:
- Bioactive compounds
- FDA approved drugs
- Natural products
- Diversity libraries