Search News Archives
Follow us on
Conferences | Events

Media Partners

 

University of York uses G:BOX Imaging System As Cost-effective Method of Assessing Protein Expression

GR146 GBOX iChemi.jpgCambridge, UK: Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is delighted to announce a G:BOX chemiluminescence imaging system is being used at the University of York as a fast, affordable method to determine expression of a wide range of proteins on chemiluminescent Western blots. 

Scientists in the Technology Facility at the University of York are using a G:BOX chemiluminescence imaging system to image Western blots stained with alkaline phosphatase to screen new constructs for protein expression. This imaging ensures researchers in the facility can quickly demonstrate that recombinant clones are expressing the correct proteins and rapidly deliver them to other scientists for use in their studies. 

Dr Jared Cartwright, a Laboratory Head in the Technology Facility explained: "We run a protein production service for researchers at York and other universities and to make this facility cost-efficient we have to use detection techniques with our Western blots which will identify the target proteins. Additionally, we have to analyse the results rapidly so using autoradiography was becoming too time consuming, expensive and presented issues with the incorporation of data in reports and publications." 

Dr Cartwright added: "To overcome these problems we assessed three different CCD imaging systems to determine which would best suit our range of applications. We found the G:BOX's image capture and analysis software were simple to use and the quality of data was more precise than we previously obtained with autoradiography. As a result, we installed the system in 2008 and have been happy with its performance ever since."  

Laura Sullivan, Syngene's Divisional Manager stated: "We are pleased our G:BOX chemiluminescence imager is helping a protein production facility to rapidly prove a diverse range of clones are producing the right proteins. The work at the University of York shows how flexible a G:BOX chemiluminescence image analyser is, making this system ideal for any laboratory where running efficiently and cost-effectively are critical." 

For further information please visit www.syngene.com


If you have not logged into the website then please enter your details below.



 


Popular this Month

 

Win a PIPETBOY from the new Integra summer collection!

 

Great Savings off Selected GC Columns

 

CytoSMART raises 5.2 million Euros for further product innovation and growth

 

High Volume Sample Storage in Space Efficient 96-Well Format

 

Cherwell Publishes Guide on Sterility Testing

 

Effective Removal of DMSO from Stored Samples

 

ATL Webcast: A Practical Guide to Selecting the Right LIMS

 

Genetic study reveals how gut bacteria work to keep us healthy

 

Lonza Establishes Custom Cell Biology Services to Offer Unique Manufacturing and Testing Capabilities

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens Food Safety Customer Solution Center in India

 

 


 

 


 

Can't find what you are looking for?

Search by company or by product


Company Name:

Product:


 

 

Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd