Cancer research - Bertin Instruments

    Cancer research

    Hard tissues such as those from tumors can be particularly difficult to homogenize, and animal models are often used in cancer research. Precellys homogenizer is perfectly adapted to applications of this kind.

    A major application for the Precellys is tissue homogenization.

    Most soft tissue types such as liver, spleen or pancreas are relatively easy to homogenize. However, hard tissues such as those derived from tumors can be particularly difficult to homogenize, and many cancer researchers use animal models such as mice, rats, and so on, to study cancer progression. Complete tissue homogenization is needed to extract high quality DNA, RNA or protein for further downstream processing. For applications such as microarray or sequencing analysis, it is important to maintain reproducibility among biological replicates during nucleic acid extraction.

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