From embryo study to cancer research
Flogentec, biotechnology company, expert in the design and manufacture of automated biological research machines, has launched, after several years of research and development, its first own product. This new generation automaton allows in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry techniques to be carried out in optimal conditions and in record time. These complex protocols are mainly used to determine the location and expression of specific genes within a 3D sample. This makes it possible to carry out experiments concerning embryo and cancer research.
These complex protocols are used to define localization and expression of specific genes into wholemount samples. These experiments are, since a long time, used in the field of developmental research, specifically to and understand the formation of different organs into embryos (i.e. neural plate formation).
The multiple number of international research against cancer and the evolution of biological techniques since the past 10 years, allows identifying genes and proteins expressed in individual with certain cancer. Immunohistochimistry and in situ hybridization are more and more uses to check the presence or absence of these proteins in patients.
Thanks to the automation and the faster getting results, Flo 400 becomes an important device for cancer research laboratories, and obviously, also for diagnostic laboratories.
These new perspectives of diagnostic aids motivate Flogentec to continue innovation search into his R&D department.