laser capture microdissection


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laser capture microdissection

The collection of selected cell groups from tissue sections for analysis, e.g., of morphological or genetic characteristics.
See also: microdissection
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North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global laser capture microdissection market in 2015, while Asia is expected to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period.
Arcturus is the leading company in Laser Capture Microdissection and reagent systems for the analysis of microscopic tissue samples, with systems installed in leading cancer centers and other research and clinical laboratories worldwide.
Oral cancer in vivo gene expression profiling assisted by laser capture microdissection and microarray analysis.
The technique of CGH can be optimized, however, using array CGH and laser capture microdissection to ensure pure cell populations for analysis.
An important advance in sample preparation has been the development of laser capture microdissection (LCM) (56).
Laser capture microdissection has helped in sampling specific cell populations directly from tissue sections without causing any mechanical disruption while maintaining cell viability (78, 79).
Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of laser capture microdissection (LCM) in gene expression studies of pure cell populations derived from healthy and diseased tissues (1-3).