Arrayjet and JPT Peptide Technologies Finalise Strategic Deal

FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Arrayjet Installs a Customised Ultra Marathon, the Largest Capacity Microarrayer at JPT Peptide Technologies

Edinburgh, UK & Berlin, Germany, February 07, 2012: Arrayjet Ltd are pleased to announce today the installation of a customised version of an Ultra Marathon microarrayer, one of the largest capacity microarrayers currently available at JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH.

The Ultra Marathon is Arrayjet's top-of-the-range inkjet microarrayer, designed for commercial large  scale manufacturing, capable of printing up to 1,000 slides fully automated in a single run.  The Ultra Marathon utilises Arrayjet's unique non-contact inkjet technology which delivers unrivalled speed and precision to produce high quality, reproducible microarrays faster than any other technology.

Dr Iain McWilliam, CEO of Arrayjet commented, ''We are delighted to have secured this deal with JPT Peptide Technologies.  JPT is the world leader in peptide microarray technologies for a large variety of applications and we are very pleased they have chosen an Arrayjet microarrayer to bring their high-content peptide microarray manufacturing to the next level.  We hope this is the beginning of a long-term collaborative relationship and I'm looking forward to seeing this cooperation generate significant growth for both companies''.

Arrayjet's Commercial Director, Claire Jenkins said, ''It's an exciting time at Arrayjet.  We launched our service business last year to offer a wider range of solutions to our customers.  This deal with JPT helps demonstrate that to be a real solutions provider you need an offering to meet all individual customer requirements.  I'm thrilled that the Ultra Marathon has the capacity, speed and reproducibility to meet the specific needs of JPT and I look forward to seeing the Ultra Marathon deliver their results moving forward''.

Dr Holger Wenschuh, CEO at JPT added, “We are very excited about the growing appreciation of our  PepStar™ peptide microarray platform by the vaccine and immunotherapy community as well as the diagnostic arena.  To comply with large immune monitoring and biomarker discovery projects thousands of high content peptide microarrays need to be assembled in our clean-room facilities with the highest reproducibility and accuracy.  We are glad to have found a dedicated partner that accepted the specific challenges of our regulated production environment and developed an instrument tailored to our needs.”      

About Arrayjet
Arrayjet Ltd is a leading microarray company utilising unique inkjet microarray technology to provide  innovative solutions to researchers, drug development groups and diagnostic companies world-wide.

With in excess of 50 years combined microarray experience and clients across 16 countries world-wide Arrayjet offers a highly experienced team and well proven technology.  Arrayjet offers a flexible solution with the provision of Arrayjet Advance™ microarray services in addition to a range of four scalable inkjet microarray instruments.

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Claire Jenkins
Commercial Director
Tel: +44 131 440 5220

About JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH
JPT Peptide Technologies are a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioNTech AG (Mainz, Germany),  is a DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified research and development partner and innovative service and tool provider for peptide related projects.  JPT’s key technologies SPOT™ – for ultra-high-throughput peptide synthesis and screening, PepStar™ – for high-content peptide microarrays, PepTrack™  - for flexible peptide library assembly, PepMix™ – for antigen specific T-cell stimulation using peptide pools, and SpikeTide™ – for protein biomarker quantification, accelerate research in areas such as immune monitoring, vaccine development, peptide biomarker discovery, peptide lead identification and optimization, enzyme profiling and proteomics.

For further information please contact:

Dr Holger Wenschuh
Volmerstr. 5
12555 Berlin/Germany
Tel: +49 - 30 – 6392 5500
Fax: +49 - 30 - 6392 5501

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