Friday, January 13, 2012

Focus on Cell Based Drug-Discovery Assays

As researchers delve into cell based drug discovery assays for secondary screening and for pre-animal verification of results, the need has arisen for proper environmental control within detection instrumentation. As with many ‘firsts’ in the microplate reader industry, BMG LABTECH has met that need by engineering their Omega series of microplate readers with an Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU).

This ACU has two independent valves that regulate both oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) within the microplate reader chamber. Now all manners of cell-based assays (mammalian, stem, bacterial, fungal, etc.) can be executed within a microplate reader using the most ideal atmospheric conditions. In addition, conditions such as hypoxia can be induced on different cell types to determine the effects of drugs for treatment of diseases such as stroke, ischemia or cardiovascular.

For more information on the microprocessor controlled ACU click here:

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