Primo is a cool micropatterning device that allows you to print your favourite protein on a Petri dish or a multi well plate with the pattern you want (down to 1 um resolution!). Print up to 3 proteins either in distinct or overlapping patterns, make gradients or even print on the walls of the wells. All you need is a jpeg image of your pattern! Then you can study how your favourite cells interact with the printed protein. See here how to book a time on the 18th of January to see it action!
One can pipette out a controlled concentration of a reagent onto one or a few cells inside a dish, without affecting the other cells. All this is done on the microscope so you can record the cell reaction and get quantitative data.The adjacent cells can serve as internal controls or can be used for repeats of the experiment. The device also has many channels, allowing you rinse the cell after exposure then expose it to other reagents and even mix the reagents in the different channels as you want. Check here to get to the webinar or see how to try BioPen with your own sample!