SCIENION to partner with Maine Manufacturing for marketing of FAST® Slide products

SCIENION AG and Maine Manufacturing, LLC, today announced an agreement on SCIENION’s marketing of Maine Manufacturing’s FAST® protein array products. The non-exclusive distribution arrangement includes the worldwide marketing of the complete FAST® Slide product line.
Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, September 10, 2012: The FAST® Slide product line is built around the nitrocellulose coated FAST Slide which is used extensively for all protein array applications. The product line also includes the FAST Quant micro ELISA arrays with specific cytokine antibody panels and the Serum Biomarker Chip, a family of multiplexed immunoassays for measuring key cellular growth proteins, as well as accessories and consumables.
Dr. Holger Eickhoff, CEO of SCIENION AG, states: “Maine Manufacturing has an outstanding reputation for high quality products and customer care and we believe the FAST Slide portfolio of products will fit in well with SCIENION’s existing hardware business. Representing the most widely used protein array product line, we are pleased to offer these FAST products to our customers.”
Bill Emhiser, President of Maine Manufacturing, states: “SCIENION, with its cutting-edge non-contact printing technology, is a well-recognized solution provider of lab automation and miniaturization in life sciences. Maine Manufacturing provides expertise in membranes and surface chemistries. Our collaboration provides our customers a complete solution for protein analysis and I am positive that customers will benefit from our combined expertise in all aspects of protein arraying and investigation. For us, SCIENION is a perfect distributor to achieve wider market reach for our FAST products.”

SCIENION AG and its US subsidiary SCIENION US, Inc. provide systems and services for the contact-free printing of biological and chemical agents for diagnostics, pharmaceutics, veterinary, plant and food analytics and research. Addressing the dynamically increasing needs for miniaturization and multiplex analyses, SCIENION offers a unique technology portfolio that has been consequently expanded over one decade. SCIENION provides flexible solutions for research and development whereas solutions for production purposes are rather customized. Systems and software are characterized by its versatility, precision and robustness. The company is a renowned specialist for ultra low volume liquid handling, particularly for the handling of precious and sensitive compounds of biological or chemical origin. SCIENION’s dispensers allow for contact-free and precise drop spotting in the pico- to micro-liter range and are optimally suited for microarray based analytics – as for tests with DNA, oligonucleotides, peptides, proteins, antibodies, glycans or for dispensing cells onto various substrates.
The company operates from two sites in Germany, Dortmund and Berlin, and has a subsidiary in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. For more information, visit

About Maine Manufacturing, LLC.
Maine Manufacturing is a global, sustainable and responsible business providing creative, value-added solutions and specialty manufacturing for precision-molded plastic, filtration, membrane, biological and immunoassay technologies. Located in Sanford, ME, USA, Maine Manufacturing works with partner companies to conceptualize, develop and manufacture products that are used for biological analysis and molecular reactions. Maine Manufacturing is registered to the ISO-9001 standard to provide the highest quality solutions for your life science needs. For more information, visit

Contact Scienion AG
Almut Gebhard
Otto-Hahn-Str. 15
D-44227 Dortmund
Phone +49 (0)30 – 6392 1700
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 6392 1701
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John L. Tonkinson, Ph.D.
VP Sales and Marketing
63 Community Drive
Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: 201-427-9135

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