A programmable, standalone LED array that unlocks new potential for both real-time activation of proteins and visualization of cells during high-throughput screening. This device can be used in such advanced research techniques as optogenetic activation, photoconversion, photobiology, and drug screening.
Currently, there is no product on the market that allows for high throughput, user-defined multi-color illumination of cells compatible with standard cell culture. The need for this technology is only increasing due to emerging fields such as optogenetics. Our technology allows for illumination of individual wells of standard multiwell plates with up to three distinct LED colors that can be programmed for specific intensities and timing.
Additional advantages of this invention include:
Researchers at University of California, San Francisco have developed a thin, fully programmable LED array that can be used in such advanced research needs as optogenetic activation, photoconversion, photobiology, and drug screening. This array can simultaneously illuminate up to 96 channels for 96- and 384-well plate illumination, and each channel can be configured for specific intensities and timing of up to 3-color illumination. The LED array is powered by a microcontroller with custom scripts, and has onboard memory allowing for cable-free use.
Currently, we are looking to partner with research device companies and microscopy companies to integrate and develop this technology for high-throughput optogenetic tools in any plate-based cellular assay.
A fully functional prototype is available for demo.
Available under NDA/CDA