Friday 3rd December 2010

Imperial College London

Imperial College London, has chosen Dyversity, Syngene’s 2D gel imaging system, to assist in identifying the complex proteins associated with human diseases.

A tool for multi disciplinary research

In addition to multiplex imaging of 2D protein gels pre-labelled by Cy dyes, the Dyversity system, which has been fitted with precision made filters, UV and visible lighting modules, is being used by up to 200 scientists a year in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College to image 1D protein and DNA gels, as well as chemiluminescent blots stained with a range of visible, fluorescent and chemiluminescent dyes respectively.

Dr Judit Nagy, Research Scientist in Proteomics, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, explained: “When the Institute opened last year, we wanted to make sure that our core facilities would support all scientists in the institute and their multi disciplinary research. This meant that we needed an image acquisition system which could be used in a wide range of research projects to perform the most demanding 2D gel imaging, as well as the simplest gel documentation.”

Why we chose Syngene

“Having evaluated four systems from major suppliers, we chose Dyversity because its functionality is equivalent to two imaging systems and a laser scanner, but in one unit. We are delighted to be the first site in the UK to have a Dyversity system,” added Dr Nagy.



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