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Questions and answers on how our products & services can help you obtain quantitative phenotypic data

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2019 Events

Check out the events and conferences we will be attending in 2019

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The wMicroTracker instrument can measure the locomotor activity of parasitic nematodes. The conventional way of measuring anthelmintic activity for parasitic nematodes are laborious and low throughput. With the wMicroTracker, the effort and time required on your part is minimized in order to make data collection easier than ever before. The wMicroTracker instrument can be used for library screening and drug discovery in a variety of parasitic nematodes.

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Humanized Transgenics

In either C. elegans or Zebrafish, a native model organism gene can be replaced by a human gene with the same biological function. Mutations can be introduced into the human gene in order to make a disease variant. Alternatively, the human gene can be expressed in specific tissues or stages of development. Check out how we have quantified behaviors from the humanized C. elegans.

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Check out the new data collected using the ScreenChip System to learn more about how the device can be used for disease modeling, compound testing, and to study aging.

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For at least 10 years, C. elegans has been increasingly used as a new, convenient animal model for toxicology, particularly neurological toxicology during development. The model is creating new insights in not only how certain toxins can influence nervous system function, but also is more effective at mapping how these changes can occur over time. The tiny roundworm could finally determine how certain disorders and toxic reactions can have long-term effects, as well as rule out chemicals that may not ultimately have any effect

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We are honored to have Dr. Anne Hart of Brown University as our Spring Featured Scientist. Dr. Hart’s research focuses on fundamental problems in neuroscience using tools available in the nematode C. elegans.  Dr. Hart is Director of the Brown University Neuroscience Graduate Program and Assistant Chair of the Department of Neuroscience.

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Do you know someone who you think we should feature? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

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Q: How do you overcome the challenge of generating mutant lines with substantial variability in PCR detection of loxP site integration at target loci?

A: The way we get around the variability in PCR detection is with optimized, locus-specific PCR assays; we get around complex on-target mutagenesis at and between loxP target loci with two sequential rounds of injection and screening…Read the full explanation on the blog

You can send your questions to [email protected]. One of our technical specialists will respond.

Upcoming Events

Chicago Area Worm Meeting

  •  May 23, 2019
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


  • July 15-18, 2019
  • Boston, MA

International Worm Meeting

  • July 20-24, 2019
  • Los Angeles, CA

We would love to see you! If you will be at any of these events, let us know or come find us there.

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