Hamamatsu Photonics Introduces the Cost-effective FDSS/uCELL Imaging Plate Reader

By Hamamatsu Corporation, PRNE
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, April 1, 2010 - Hamamatsu has announced the release of the FDSS/uCELL, an affordable new
imaging plate reader for kinetic cell-based assay development, including GPCR
and ion channel research. The uCELL ("micro cell") offers a cost-effective
way for biotechnology companies, research institutes, and clinical research
organizations to introduce the highly reliable and advanced Hamamatsu FDSS
(Functional Drug Screening System) technology to their daily operations. It
is ideally suited for labs that require access to the functionality of
expensive drug discovery instrumentation, but at lower cost.

The FDSS/uCELL is designed for fast and easy operation. It accepts plates
in either 96 or 384 well format, and is equipped with a high-sensitivity
Hamamatsu camera that images the entire plate simultaneously. This process
results in shorter readout times than conventional scanning-based systems.
Agonist/antagonist assays can be performed in the same run. Software allows
users to quickly set assay parameters in a single protocol, which can be
later transferred to an FDSS7000 for further screening. An optional washing
system enables tips to be reused several times.

For more information, please visit sales.hamamatsu.com.
Information on pricing can be obtained by calling Hamamatsu Corporation at
1-800-524-0504. In Europe, please call freephone 00-800-800-800-88 or send
email to europe@hamamatsu.com.

About Hamamatsu Corporation

Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu
Photonics K.K. (Japan), a leading manufacturer of devices for the generation
and measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. These devices
include photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, scientific light sources,
infrared detectors, photoconductive detectors, and image sensors. The parent
company is dedicated to the advancement of photonics through extensive
research. This corporate philosophy results in state-of-the-art products
which are used throughout the world in scientific, industrial, and commercial

Information furnished by Hamamatsu Corporation is believed to be
reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed for possible inaccuracies or
omissions. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Leo Kohyama, Hamamatsu Corporation, +1-908-231-0960, lkohyama at hamamatsu.com

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