Automate Like a Pro: Fully Integrated System for ELISA and Cell Viability Absorbance Assays
Absorbance-based microplate assays have long been used for a variety of applications. Common uses include protein quantification and identification assays such as Bradford and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). Absorbance assays can also be used to quantify cellular viability to measure cell growth or drug susceptibility. While these assays are relatively straightforward to execute, challenges arise when requiring higher throughputs, multiple time points, and/or consistent timing across multiple plates. Automating the sample preparation, incubation, and analysis of these assays, as well as upstream steps such as cell plating and treatment, can help overcome these challenges.