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Final Report - PEPLASER (Combinatorial synthesis of peptide arrays with a laser printer)

Project ID: 223243
Funded under: FP7-HEALTH


The development of oligonucleotide arrays revolutionised genomics and biomedical research. In a similar way, peptide-based chips are expected to boost proteomics research. Progress, however, has been hindered by inadequate technologies for printing amino acid chips. The PEPLASER project used the principle of laser printing to develop peptide arrays. Project partners manufactured a peptide printer by exchanging toner particles with amino acids which are printed onto glass slides and a fluorescence scanner for especially fast and sensitive multi-wavelength read out of the large formats delivered by the peptide printer.

The final report describes the context, the objectives and the results of the project and analyses the work performed and the technical and socio-economic impacts. The PEPLASER project had succeeded in advancing the technology of peptide arrays with development of the laser printer enabling their fast and cost-effective production. This is expected to have a significant impact on clinical diagnostics.

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