SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER awarded with Product Technology Innovation Award by Materials Science Society AVS

SCIENION AG today announced that AVS, a professional society dedicated to the science and technology of materials, interfaces and processing, has awarded SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER dispenser with a Product Technology Innovation Award. Candidates for the award had been selected at the AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition in Long Beach CA, USA, October 28-31, 2013.
Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, November 21, 2013: AVS is the premier Materials Science Society where new developments in the field are presented every year. This award recognizes and encourages outstanding innovation in the fields of interest to AVS. The award comes along with a write up in the January Issue of Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), as well as peer recognition of the innovation SCIENION brings to the field of material science.
SCIENION technology enables high-throughput experimentation in a scientific discipline where such experiments had been previously difficult to achieve. Accurate and precise delivery of various monomer combinations allows for the creation of high quality polymeric surfaces with unprecedented features, such as component gradients, or high density arrays of functionally diverse features. In addition, the flexibility of the dispensing technology also enables overlays with cell lines or precious native proteins. “We feel deeply honored to receive this prestigious AVS award for our sciFLEXARRAYER technology” says Dr. Holger Eickhoff, CEO of SCIENION AG. “This marks only the beginning of our entry into the field of materials science. Exciting new developments will be introduced in 2014.”

About AVS
As an interdisciplinary, professional society, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines – chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, all engineering disciplines, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing area.
Founded in 1953 with a focus on high vacuum technology (leading to the name American Vacuum Society), today AVS is organized into 10 technical divisions and 2 technical groups that encompass a range of established as well as emerging science and technology areas.
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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 continuously 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 their versatility, precision and robustness. The company is 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 – such 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 New Jersey, USA.

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