VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI) announces the launch of the NanoAssemblrTM SparkTM system to support nanoparticle researchers developing novel nucleic acid-based nanomedicines, including mRNA and CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutics. The NanoAssemblr Spark enables automated microfluidic manufacture of nanoparticles at ultra-low volumes for rapid and cost-effective early-stage nanomedicine discovery and development.
The NanoAssemblr Spark uses proprietary microfluidics technology for the controlled and reproducible manufacture of 25 µL - 250 µL nanoparticles in less than 10 seconds. By ensuring yields nearing 100 percent, the ultra-low volume Spark is ideal for screening novel nanoparticle formulations that use scarce or expensive nucleic acid constructs and nanoparticle excipients.
"The NanoAssemblr Spark will facilitate more rapid development of exciting new therapeutic modalities such as genome editing and mRNA-mediated protein expression," said Dr. James Taylor, CEO & Co-founder of PNI. "The Spark complements the current NanoAssemblr Benchtop instrument, which uses microfluidics to manufacture nanoparticles at the milliliter scale, and helps move us towards our goal of providing a suite of microfluidic-based instruments for the seamless, accelerated development of nanomedicines from discovery to commercial product."
The NanoAssemblr Spark is available for order (www.precisionnanosystems.com/spark) and is currently being featured by PNI in Seattle, WA during the Controlled Release Society conference, July 17-20.
About Precision NanoSystems, Inc.
Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI) creates innovative solutions for the discovery, development and manufacture of novel nanoparticles for use as medicines and in medical research. PNI's proprietary NanoAssemblr platform enables the rapid, reproducible, and scalable manufacture of next generation nanoparticle formulations for the targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents to cells and tissues in the body. PNI provides instruments, reagents and services to life sciences researchers, including pharmaceutical companies, and builds strategic collaborations to revolutionize healthcare through nanotechnology. For more information, visit www.precisionnanosystems.com.
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