Alto is the world's first SPR instrument to integrate digital microfluidics (DMF) with nanotechnology-based biosensors.
DMF technology enables all fluidics to be disposable, allowing for precise handling of 2μL sample volumes, crude sample compatibility and zero fluidics maintenance. Alto's compatibility with automation for both hardware and software provides sample-in/answer-out data, industry leading throughput, and 120 hours of unattended run time.
Every aspect of Alto is designed with user-friendliness and accessibility in mind—from the flexible 16 channel design to the intuitive data analysis platform.
Alto Cartridges have completely revolutionized the interaction of fluidics and SPR sensors by integrating them into one disposable microwell plate.
Alto features an end-to-end software suite that is built directly into the instrument, leverages the power of the cloud, and automates your experiments to reduce hands-on time.
Free of high-maintenance fluidic components and obsolete software
DMF is a liquid-handling technology capable of accurately controlling and manipulating discrete nanoliter-sized droplets through the application of voltage on an array of electrodes.
DMF fluidic handling technology removes the need for any physical pumps, valves, or tubes and replaces them with a low cost disposable cartridge, providing higher data quality and less hands-on time.
We’ve integrated our proprietary localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensors into DMF cartridges - creating 16 independently addressable channels on a single cartridge.
Nicoya is a Canadian biotechnology company dedicated to improving human life by helping scientists succeed. Established in 2012, Nicoya was founded by Ryan Denomme in his relentless pursuit to use nanotechnology to increase the affordability and ease of use of scientific instruments. In less than 3 years, Nicoya has grown rapidly from 14 to 70+ employees who have extensive experience working at the forefront of nanotechnology and biotechnology sectors. Nicoya develops innovative and accessible biosensor technology for in-depth characterization of biomolecular interactions.