Charles River Laboratories Choses BioTrove OpenArray™ Technology for the Second Time
News Aug 29, 2007
This is the second OpenArray instrument purchased by Charles River since 2006, when the organization adopted the OpenArray SNP Genotyping System for use in its genetic quality control process.
Charles River Laboratories is designing pathogen panels using OpenArray plates, each of which can contain between 16 and 3072 easily-changed assays and can be loaded with up to 144 samples.
The company says that the OpenArray system’s high-throughput, large-scale PCR screening capabilities permits the detection of infectious agents, while its flexibility in assay panel modification accommodates the addition or modification of assays to include newly-identified strains or species.
Back in 2009, researchers identified a herd of Awassi sheep suffering from "day blindness". As that term implies, these sheep were blind during the day (in bright light) but could see at night, in low-light conditions. After identifying the genetic basis of this blindness, researchers have now successfully used gene therapy to restore their daytime vision.READ MORE