NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Syngene said today that Imperial College London is using its Dyversity 2D gel imaging system to help identify proteins in its stem cell research program.
Syngene, based in Cambridge, UK, said the school’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering is using Dyversity to identify and analyze proteins via 2D gel electrophoresis.
The university will use Dyversity to analyze proteins in projects aimed at determining which signaling factors direct differentiation in embryonic stem cells.
Judit Nagy, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering’s Proteomics Facility, said that before ESCs can be used to develop therapeutically useful cell lines, “we have to find out which proteins direct differentiation and this is where we hope our proteomics approach using 2D DIGE gels and MALDI-TOF analysis will provide some clues.”
“We use Dyversity as part of this work because it is capable of generating high-resolution images of our 2D DIGE gels in a few minutes, which is very important when we compare different gels to locate common proteins” Nagy continued.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.