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Sunday, May 22, 2011
2D Gel Image Analyser at Major Ophthalmology Centre
Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is pleased to announce its Dyversity 2D gel imaging system is being used by scientists at one of Latin America’s most prestigious Ophthalmological Institutions, the Institute of Ophthalmology “Fundación Conde de Valenciana” in Mexico, to study which proteins are associated with ocular diseases. Researchers in the Microbiology and Ocular Proteomics Area at the Institute of Ophthalmology “Fundación Conde de Valenciana” are using the Dyversity, Syngene’s 2D gel imaging system to accurately visualise proteins stained with either silver stain or Coomassie blue on 2D and 1D gels. The system is also being used to analyse chemiluminescent protein arrays and Western blots. The information from the gels and blots is helping detect which proteins are responsible for a range of ocular diseases, and it is hoped that determining the molecular basis of these conditions, may help find new therapies to treat them.