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Up-to-Date Applications of Microarrays and Their Way to Commercialization

Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Am Muehlenberg 13, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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Microarrays 2015, 4(2), 196-213; https://doi.org/10.3390/microarrays4020196
Received: 2 February 2015 / Revised: 1 April 2015 / Accepted: 14 April 2015 / Published: 23 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New and Old Technologies for Generation of Microarrays)
This review addresses up-to-date applications of Protein Microarrays. Protein Microarrays play a significant role in basic research as well as in clinical applications and are applicable in a lot of fields, e.g., DNA, proteins and small molecules. Additionally they are on the way to enter clinics in routine diagnostics. Protein Microarrays can be powerful tools to improve healthcare. An overview of basic characteristics to mediate essential knowledge of this technique is given. To reach this goal, some challenges still have to be addressed. A few applications of Protein Microarrays in a medical context are shown. Finally, an outlook, where the potential of Protein Microarrays is depicted and speculations how the future of Protein Microarrays will look like are made. View Full-Text
Keywords: microarray; diagnostics; lateral-flow assay; drug abuse; allergies microarray; diagnostics; lateral-flow assay; drug abuse; allergies
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Schumacher, S.; Muekusch, S.; Seitz, H. Up-to-Date Applications of Microarrays and Their Way to Commercialization. Microarrays 2015, 4, 196-213.

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