Immobilization and activity of bacteria for prokaryotic chips

Immobilization of bacteria is an important step in the development of prokaryotic cell chips. The sciFLEXARRAYER S3 has been used to spot bacteria in nanoliter volumes. The activity of the bacteria has been tested.

In most cases, the bacteria maintained their activities after 24 hours. This indicates that they also survived the spotting process when comparing the luminescence activities before and after spotting.