THE PuMA
SYSTEM

Automated ELISAs on your benchtop

The Pu·MA System runs validated assays for immunology, oncology, cellular stress, inflammation, and metabolic disease research. It is designed for applications where samples are limited such as small animal studies. The Pu·MA System fits seamlessly into your current laboratory workflow. Your assay reagents are loaded into a Pu·MA System Flowchip, the system then automatically executes the assay protocol and your results are read by any standard plate reader.

PuMA System benefits

  • Reduces sample and reagent volumes to 10–20 µl
  • Shortens total assay time from 2 days to less than 3 hours
  • Validated immunoassays for small animal research
  • Open platform for single or multi-analyte assays
  • Eliminates need for pre-configured plates
PuMA system
Flowchips and Reagents

Complete assay workflow

The adaption of existing ELISA kits and/or antibody pairs is straightforward. Reagent dispensing is done with common pipettors and tips. Assay buffers that optimize fluid transfer are provided for any required dilutions. Blocking solutions, wash buffers, and substrates are also provided. The system is touchscreen-driven with a very intuitive interface. Protein Fluidics Support is always available to answer any questions.

PuMA System ELISA

PuMA System

Pu•MA System

  • Compact benchtop system
  • Easy top-loading of flowchips
  • Precision pneumatic control

PuMA System Software

Software

  • Touchscreen-driven interface
  • Preloaded assay protocols
  • Simple Select and Run operation

Reagents and Flowchips

Reagents & Flowchips

  • Validated immunoassays
  • Open platform for existing Ab pairs
  • Works with standard pipettors & tips

How it works

The Pu•MA Flowchip and System uses valve-less fluidic switching (VLFS) to precisely control fluid movement in a flowchip. The assay takes place in a microfluidic “Assay Channel” that reduces both incubation times and reagent volumes. Preloaded protocols execute all fluid transfer and incubation steps.

PuMA System Specifications

Performance 4-32 samples per run
1-3 hours processing time
10-20 µl reagent volume
Size and Weight

12 x 14 x 8 in
(30 x 35 x 20 cm) size

25 lbs. (11.4 kg) weight
Environmental 18-37°C temperature
15-75% (non-condensing) rel humidity
0-10,000 feet elevation
Electrical 12 VDC input voltage
3.3 A current
40 W power
(maximum)
Schematic of PuMA system ELISA