SAW Instruments has launched sam5 biosensor instrument for advanced real-time biomolecular interaction and kinetic studies at Biotechnica, Hannover, 5-7 October.

The sam5 is a biosensor utilising Surface Acoustic Wave technology for the label-free detection of real-time binding and structural events.

Using a bimodal measurement technique, the platform is able to measure conformational changes in membranes and vesicles, as well as more traditional cellular samples.

The sensor chips integrate five independent sensor elements for simultaneous analysis of different species or parameters and parallel references.

As a result, the sam5 matches the biosensor needs of a much broader range of researchers than existing systems, whilst also providing the precision required to drive conventional studies forward.