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Li-Cor s Aerius Automated Infrared Imaging System, Odyssey, In-Cell Western, and Bio-Tek Bio-Stack Microplate Stacking System, and Riken and Amalgaam s Dronpa

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Li-Cor last week introduced the Aerius Automated Infrared Imaging System for cell-based protein discovery using infrared plate-based assays.

According to the company, the Aerius builds upon the Odyssey two-channel IR detection system, adding a microplate reader capable of handling up to 30 in a single run.

Both systems allow fully automated analysis of Li-Cor’s In-Cell Western assays. The Aerius is available with a Bio-Tek Bio-Stack Microplate Stacking System that integrates with Aerius software. The Aerius also features an internal bar code reader and a COM interface for incorporating the system into small-scale laboratory automation, Li-Cor said.


Japanese research institute Riken, in collaboration with Amalgaam, announced last week that it has developed Dronpa, a new photochromic fluorescent protein.

Dronpa is derived from a coral protein, and can be used to repeatedly label specific molecules in cells to track their movements, Riken said.

Details about the new fluorescent protein were published in the Nov. 19 issue of Science.

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