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Press Releases from Perceptive Instruments Ltd. (4 total)

New Mouse Lymphoma Assay (MLA) Data Processing Workbook

Working with Mouse Lymphoma Assay (MLA) experts, Perceptive Instruments Ltd have developed an Excel spreadsheet, designed to work with the Sorcerer Colony Counter, specifically for soft agar MLA investigations. Sorcerer is the only MLA specific colony counting system on the market. Globally, MLA is the most widely used in vitro mammalian cell gene mutation assay. Mammalian cell cultures can be used to detect genetic mutations induced by chemical

The Comet Assay: Nutrition & Health

Last year we highlighted research linking nutritional factors, mutagenicity and carcinogenesis. One invaluable tool for investigations into DNA damage, protection and repair is the Comet Assay (Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis). The growing popularity & acceptance of the assay is evident by the number of peer reviewed papers in the scientific literature. Here we list a selection of recent papers with nutrition & health a key theme and all using data

Positive feedback from the JEMS 39th Annual Meeting

Perceptive Instruments completed a successful trip to Japan last month, exhibiting at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (JEMS). During the meeting we met many of our Japanese Comet Assay IV users, the majority of whom are active participants of the Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM) comet assay initiative. The main objective of this initiative is to co-ordinate international validation studies of the comet

Nanomaterials and the Comet Assay

The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing dramatically but there are serious concerns about the impact they may have on health and the environment. One specific area of concern is how nanomaterials interact with cellular DNA perhaps causing damage and mutation. The Comet assay is one of several genotoxicity assays being used to measure nanoparticle induced DNA damage. An increasing number of research groups conducting comet assays for this

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