FLIPR comes to UCL
26 August 2003
UCL's Department of Physiology holds the only Molecular Devices Fluorescence Imaging Plate Reader (FLIPR) in a European university.
Housed in the basement of the Rockefeller Building, the FLIPR is a powerful tool for expression cloning, receptor pharmacology, drug screening and many other studies. It is available for use by all members of UCL and the wider London research community.
Mr Sam Ranasinghe, the dedicated FLIPR technician, said: "FLIPR was
specifically developed to perform cell-based high-throughput screening. Many
of experiment can be performed quickly and efficiently on the machine, such
as expression cloning, aequorin and luciferase luminescence, and dose response
curves and pharmacology of receptors linked to calcium signals, ionotropic
receptors and any G-protein linked receptor."
Contact Sam Ranasinghe (x46564) for more information.
Images: Top - Sam Ranasinghe. Bottom - A single well during an experiment.