BlogSocial Network. But For Proteins
As the $31m investment round in Fluidic Analytics is announced, Vishal Gulati of Draper Esprit reflects on how he first met the founders, why proteins matter and how our technology is set to change protein science.
BlogBasel Life and Miptec 2018 - poster and presentation download
The Miptec exhibition at Basel Life 2018 marked the official launch of our Fluidity One instrument. Download a copy of our poster and presentation from the event here.
BlogWhat biophysical attributes of biopharmaceuticals are measured, and why?
An array of characteristics must be investigated in new biopharmaceuticals to evaluate their safety, efficacy and behaviour under changing conditions. Here we look at what specific attributes should be measured and why.
BlogA day in the life of a Software Engineer at Fluidic Analytics
Principal Software Engineer, Mauricio Varea, talks about his career path to date, working in large and small companies and what a typical day looks like for him at Fluidic Analytics.
BlogHow does Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing (MDS) compare to Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) for protein size tests?
Measuring the size of proteins provides insights into folding and conformations, aggregation and oligomerization. We compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of two popular techniques - DLS Dynamic Light Scattering, and MDS Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing.
BlogA day in the life of a scientist at Fluidic Analytics
An interview with Dr Maren Butz, senior scientist at Fluidic Analytics. We find out what an average day looks like for her, how work in academia compares to industry, and how her work contributes to developing our instruments.
BlogHow does the Fluidity One compare to UV-Vis spectrophotometers in testing the concentration of proteins?
UV-vis absorbance testing is a popular method for rapid testing of protein concentration with only a small sample volume needed. Here we compare this method to Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing (MDS), as used on the Fluidity One, to see how the workflow, accuracy, test method, range and limitations compare.
BlogProtein size - how do I measure it, and why is it important?
An overview of why protein size matters, and what structural and functional information protein size can reveal. To understand proteins and their function, we have to understand the way they fold, aggregate and interact. Conformation is key to protein function and can be revealed by measuring size. Different methods for measuring protein size are summarised, and comparison is made, considering the method, range, cost and limitations of each technology.
BlogWhat analytical laboratory methods are available for protein quantification? How do they compare?
Quantification is an essential part of protein analysis and quality control. Here we look at the various approaches for protein quantification, their advantages, and their limitations.