F&S has successfully installed and commissioned our first Bio-Plex® 200 system in Kenya. The system is a suspension array system which offers protein and nucleic acid researchers a reliable multiplex assay solution that permits analysis of up to 100 biomolecules in a single sample. In other words, it allows researchers to carry out more research, in a shorter time frame, and with greater accuracy. The system comes from the Bio-Rad Life Science division.
The Bio-Plex will be used to assist researchers to develop vaccines to protect cattle and other livestock against certain diseases. The research will facilitate development and testing of several promising vaccine candidates with the ultimate goal of producing a viable vaccine that will be accessible to farmers. This forms part of a greater initiative to improve food security in Kenya and Africa.