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Imperial College Institute Installs Syngene's Imaging System

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Imperial College London has installed Syngene’s gel-imaging system at its Institute of Biomedical Engineering to identify proteins linked with various human diseases, Syngene said this week.
Syngene, based in Cambridge, UK, said the Institute will use the Dyversity 2D system in a “wide array” of research tasks, including imaging 1D protein and DNA gels, and chemiluminescent blots stained with visible, fluorescent, and chemiluminescent dyes.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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