A Syngene multi-application imager is being utilised by scientists at a major hospital in Spain to accelerate Western blot analysis of proteins expressed by white blood cells post-vaccination. Researchers are using the system to analyse rapidly and accurately ECL-labelled chemiluminescent Western blots of cellular receptors and proteins expressed by neutrophils and leucocytes. This fundamental research is allowing the scientists to detect changes in protein expression post-vaccination and is providing information to make predictions about the efficacy of, and potential adverse events associated with, clinical vaccines.
The Syngene system is also fitted with an ultraviolet (UV) transilluminator and green, blue and infrared (IR) light-emitting diode (LED) lighting as the researchers also currently use the system to visualise ethidium bromide-stained DNA gels and may in future image and analyse fluorescent multiplex Western blots.
“We’re delighted to hear that our imaging system is being used to speed up vital research at a major Spanish hospital,” stated Dr Martin Biggs (Sales Manager, Syngene). “Their work is a great endorsement of how this innovative imaging technology can be used in an immunology laboratory to improve the throughput and quality of vaccine testing.”