Fluidic Sciences relaunches Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing – refining protein-protein interaction analysis 

Jenny Pham

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June 28, 2024

Hertfordshire, UK – 20 May 2024. Fluidic Sciences Ltd., today announces its official launch as a company, and the commercial relaunch of the acquired Fluidity One-M instrument for measuring protein-protein interactions in solution—leveraging Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing (MDS) technology. The entry of Fluidic Sciences into the market gives scientists a new option for enhanced protein biophysical characterization—advancing biopharmaceutical R&D in areas such as membrane protein characterization, vaccine responses, monoclonal therapeutic antibodies and targeted protein degradation.

The Fluidity One-M instrument for measuring protein-protein interactions in solution leveraging the Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing (MDS) technology.

MDS technology stands out as a robust and easy method for characterizing protein interactions in solution. It does not require immobilization or purification of the samples like traditional methods. One can use MDS to quantify protein-protein interactions even in mixtures such as serum, cell lysates, or proteins in nanodiscs, making it possible to study protein native structures and activities.

Another hallmark benefit of MDS lies in its ability to simultaneously determine protein molecular size, binding affinity, and concentration of binding partners, which is suitable for analyzing unknown antibody concentration in serum. MDS can also measure stoichiometry and reveal the mechanism of protein interactions.

The Fluidity One-M instrument, equipped with in-built MDS technology, has been extensively utilized in many publications and projects. These cover different applications, including profiling the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 variants and studying the aggregation of the α-Synuclein protein associated with Parkinson’s disease. Using MDS to study the mechanism of action of anti-Aβ antibodies related to Alzheimer’s disease, Professor Sara Linse, Lund University, commented, “MDS allowed us to obtain unique information that helped us elucidate, for the first time, the way antibody therapeutics bind to different forms of their targets.

MDS and the Fluidity One-M instrument were originally developed by Fluidic Analytics Ltd., which entered administration in November 2023, ceasing trading later in the month. Fluidic Sciences Ltd., a dynamic team of forward-thinking microfluidic experts, has acquired the Fluidity One-M instrument and associated assets from the administrators.

Fluidic Analytics’ administration was unfortunate, but the core technology is excellent and we believe we can add to its capabilities. There are already 30 to 40 international customers who find the instrumentation very useful, so we can build on a sound base.” said David Newble, Board Member at Fluidic Sciences.

After extensive efforts to revamp and reform the acquired assets, Fluidic Sciences will simultaneously begin delivery of One-M consumables to existing customers as well as offer Fluidity One-M instruments to new customers seeking cutting-edge protein-protein interaction analysis solutions.

Mark Gilligan, Board Member at Fluidic Sciences added, “The previous team at Fluidic Analytics did a great job of developing a unique and powerful technology. Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the refounding activity, this is now ready to be a truly successful global business. It has been a large effort and we look forward to being able to serve the biopharmaceutical industry going forwards.”

To motivate impactful research, the company is also launching an early adopter program, presenting introductory pricing throughout 2024.

For more information, please visit www.fluidic.com.

 

About Fluidic Sciences

It’s not just the proteins that make life, it’s the interactions among them. Here at Fluidic Sciences, we make protein interaction analysis easy and robust by developing transformative in-solution technologies and accessible instruments that help scientists quickly and accurately understand how proteins truly interact.

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