Bio-Rad sensor chips

ProteOn sensor chips

ProteOn sensor chips are prepared with a modified alginate polymer bound to a gold surface. The alginate layer is attached in different structures to provide surfaces with different binding capacities. The hydrophilic nature of the alginate layer creates a solution-like environment that prevents denaturation of the immobilized ligand and nonspecific adsorption of the analyte. The carboxyl groups on the alginate molecule are designed for easy activation with the ProteOn amine coupling kit using proprietary technology. Because of the increased activation yield on the ProteOn sensor chips the alginate layer is thinner than the dextran layer of other sensor chip types. In fact the GLC sensor chip layer thickness is close to 10 nm.
ProteOn sensor chips provide well-characterized surface chemistries optimized to control ligand immobilization densities and maintain high ligand activities suitable for detailed kinetic analysis as well as qualitative screening applications. Each ProteOn sensor chip is enclosed in a bar-coded cartridge for data tracking and archiving (1).

ProteOn Chip
ProteOn chip
Sensor chip comparison
modification Biacore Bio-Rad
short matrix, normal capacity CM3 GLC
normal matrix, low capacity CM4
normal matrix, normal capacity CM5 GLM
normal matrix, high capacity CM7
long matrix, high capacity GLH
no matrix, low capacity C1
poly HIS binding group NTA HTG / HTE
hydrophobic surface HPA
lipid capturing surface L1 GLC + lipid kit
lipid capturing surface (DNA based) LCP
biotin capturing surface SA NLC
biotin capture surface (DNA based) CAPture kit
biotin capture surface (HIS-tag based) HTG / HTE + HIS-Streptavidin
plain gold surface AU


(1) Bio-Rad Bio-Rad Website. (2012). Goto reference and select USA