CHICAGO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Arryx, Inc. announced today that it has added an infrared (IR) product to its line of BioRyx(R) 200 optical trapping systems. The BioRyx(R) 200 IR system extends Arryx' proprietary, three- dimensional holographic laser tweezer technology into the infrared portion of the spectrum. Arryx' easy-to-use real-time trapping software allows users to create a variety of infrared traps and simultaneously monitor and record fluorescence from a broad range of dyes. This gives researchers in biology and nanotechnology the unique ability to manipulate hundreds of microscopic objects, from blood and cancer cells to DNA and nanotubes, independently and simultaneously in three dimensions. The flexibility of the BioRyx(R) 200 IR system enables researchers in biology to have unprecedented control in cellular studies. In addition to moving and rotating single cells and sub-cellular components, large groups of components can be manipulated for complex interaction studies. Objects can be manipulated interactively, or moved along pre-programmed three-dimensional trajectories. The system can be configured with a variety of additional components, such as epi-fluorescent illumination, a Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) system, a laser cutter, dark field imaging, phase contrast imaging, or low light cameras. With applications ranging from manufacturing of microstructures, to deposition of nanotubes, to binding studies between cancer cells and natural killer cells, Arryx expects its technology will find wide application in areas such as development of health diagnostic equipment and prototyping of equipment for nanoassembly. "The BioRyx(R) 200 IR system for the first time provides researchers with a large number of infrared traps. Optical trapping has been around for 15 years, and has enabled a large amount of amazing research. Our new system allows scientists to extend this work by performing massively parallelized experiments. In addition, it uncovers a body of exciting new applications," said Lewis Gruber, President and CEO of Arryx. More information about the BioRyx(R) 200 systems can be found at http://www.bioryx.com . About Arryx Arryx employs holographic laser steering at the microscopic and nanoscopic levels to improve manufacturing and processing profitability and productivity in multiple markets that depend on miniaturization. Arryx is a winner of the 2004 Chicago Innovation Award due to the unlimited product possibilities based on its technology. Arryx' technology uses multiple beams to hold and manipulate objects like a miniature 'tractor beam'. Arryx' BioRyx(R) 200 system is commercially available. Arryx has a number of other applications in various stages of development in several industry segments. Arryx' next product is its cell-sorting equipment, the CelRyx(TM) system. The initial applications of CelRyx(TM) system are designed to increase productivity and profitability in the cattle and dairy industries, by sorting cattle sperm for viability and gender selection, and the blood-bank equipment industry, by processing blood components.
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