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Case Studies

Examples of Perceptive Instruments systems used for real-world applications in research and industry

Below are a few case studies where Sorcerer or Ames Study Manager are used for real-world applications in research and industry. For case studies demonstrating the use of Comet Assay IV, visit our dedicated comet assay website www.scorecomets.com.

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Evaluating the genotoxicity of the food additive gum ghatti

Gum ghatti is a food additive serving as an emulsifier, a stabilizer, and a thickening agent. To evaluate gum ghatti’s genotoxic potential, the researchers conducted GLP compliant studies including the Ames test. Ames Study Manager was used in this multi-dimensional gentoxicity investigation for automatic plate counting and report generation of the Ames assay.

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Comet Assay IV : Case Studies

For an extensive catalogue of Comet Assay IV case studies, applications and investigations, please visit www.scorecomets.com, our website dedicated to the comet assay. There, we routinely add new articles detailing the very latest publications and investigations conducted using Comet Assay IV.

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Sorcerer Colony Counter in the Development of Meningitis Vaccines

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), and several other vaccine development units around the world, choose to use Sorcerer Colony Counter for conducting the Serum Bacteriocidal Assay (SBA).  The plates and colonies are illuminated using technology designed specifically for the SBA assay and the counting of colonies is rapid and accurate.

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Sorcerer Colony Counter  and cancer chemoprevention using the Ames test

“Operating from the core philosophy that optimum diet is the key to optimum health, researchers at The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) at Oregon State University are actively involved in research on dietary components and their beneficial effects for human health. An NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Center of Excellence, the institute’s mission is to determine the function and role of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and phytochemicals (chemicals from plants) in promoting health and preventing and treating disease. Researchers are particularly interested in the role of oxidative and nitrative stress and antioxidants in human health and debilitating diseases.”

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Sorcerer Colony Counter used to assess drinking water quality

Vending machines and bottled water dispensers are commonplace in many organisations; however, nearly 30% of all the cold water samples taken from vending machines fail to meet the wholesome drinking water criteria stated in the Water Supply 2000 regulations. These regulations stipulate that wholesome drinking water should have no colour, odour, taste, or turbidity nor should it contain certain chemicals or micro-organisms.

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