Single cell analysis
It is becoming increasingly apparent that cellular behaviour cannot be fully understood using conventional biochemical or molecular techniques. Such techniques require material from many cells and deliver results based on population averages. Minority, or rare cell events, will be lost.
The analysis of genetic events in single cells presents significant challenges including, but not limited to, amount of starting material, isolation of single cells, platform sensitivity and sample throughput. Sample handling perhaps poses the most significant problem making it difficult to analyse large numbers of single cells and conduct studies with sufficient experimental power to unravel statistically meaningful effects at the single cell level.
We are developing a single cell platform that aims to overcome each of these technology limitations. We aim to deliver this in the form of a user-friendly assay that can be implemented in established molecular biology laboratories.
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