laser microdissection


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laser microdissection

The combined use of lasers (for cutting or heating tissue) and microscopy (for identification of cells of interest) to obtain small, pure samples of tumor cells and other cell-rich specimens for analysis.
See also: microdissection
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But the laser microdissection system introduced at our unit at the start of the year is even more sophisticated than theirs.
Our implementation of an iWGA step between the laser microdissection of cells and DNA fingerprinting created the potential to perform multiple analyses from a particular cell.
We excised tissue areas corresponding to ~3000 to 5000 cells per probe by use of laser microdissection and pressure catapulting microscope.
Some of these individualized techniques include: fluorescence imaging and chemiluminescence imaging, both offered by Molecular Devices; gel and blot imaging from Amersham; fluorescence correlation spectroscopy from Zeiss; laser microdissection from Leica Microsystems; and multi-well imaging from Atto.
Supply, delivery and installation of laser microdissection system for molecular pathology Service Center for Cancer Research at the University of Salamanca.
Under the agreement, Leica will use Qiagen products and technologies in its laser microdissection systems for collecting homogeneous populations of intact cells from solid tissue sections.
The City College of New York is seeking to exercise its Discretionary Authority to purchase a MicroBeam Laser Microdissection Module that allows for individual cells and specific regions to be captured from clinically relevant small tissue section for genomic and proteomic analysis.
The chapter on noncontact laser microdissection and pressure catapulting offers a detailed look at the use of laser capture microdissection for obtaining pure populations of cells for genomic analysis.
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