NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cyntellect said today that it will collaborate with the Boston University School of Medicine to research the role of mitochondrial oxidative damage in degenerative, aging, and metabolic diseases.

Under the agreement, BU scientists will use Cyntellect's LEAP cell-processing workstation to analyze, purify, and process cells within microplates.

Among the BU collaborators is Orian Shirihai, director of BU's Cell Imaging Core. Shirihai's research focuses on mitochondria and beta-cell function and dysfunction related to diabetes.

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