Scientists at Manchester, UK-based genotoxicity screening shop Gentronix this week said they have developed and validated a higher-throughput version of the company’s GreenScreen HC genotoxicity assay.

The new GADD45a-GFP human cell-based assay was reformatted from four compounds per 96-well microplate to test 12 compounds per plate from a starting concentration of 100 µM over three serial dilutions in a higher-throughput, automated screening mode, a company official told CBA News this week.

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