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LI-COR to Donate Odyssey Infrared Imaging System

NEW YORK, April 3 (GenomeWeb News) - LI-COR Biosciences will donate a complete Odyssey infrared imaging system to a public or private research institution based on a random drawing, the company said today.  


The system will include the company's new Odyssey MousePod small animal-imaging accessory, Odyssey application and analysis software, and installation. Registration for the drawing is open from April 1 to May 30 to entrants in the United Statesand Canadaonly, LI-COR said.

The MousePOD accessory fits over the standard Odyssey scanning surface for in vivo imaging of up to three mice, according to the company. MousePOD features temperature regulation and connection to any gas anesthesia system.


LI-COR's IRDye reagents for in vivo imaging include infrared dyes for labeling probes, an IRDye 800 CW labeling kit, and the new IRDye 800CW EGF Optical Probe.

Researchers may submit an entry via the company's website, at LI-COR exhibitions during April and May, or by mail, the company said. A winner will be selected by random drawing on June 1, 2006 with the winner announced by June 15 on LI-COR's website.


Last August, the company offered $1.75 million in Genomics Education Matching Funds for high schools, colleges, and universities to acquire its DNA sequencing systems and software.


The company said the technology would be used by undergraduate students studying molecular biology and related fields.

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