Caenorhabditis elegans Sieve

Description:

A novel mechanical approach to sorting Caenorhabditis elegans and other nematode species for age-synchronized, large-scale assays.

 

The Problem: The most common method of C. elegans transfer is to use a fine, sterilized “pick” made of hair or wire to move animals individually or in small groups. Many procedures, such as RNA extraction or fluorescent imaging, require a large sample of synchronized animals of reproductive age for accurate results.

 

Competitive Advantage: This sieve system transfers a large number of animals safely for throughput safely and accurately.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Biotechnology
For Information, Contact:
Melissa McCumby
University of Alaska Fairbanks
907-474-2605
misalley@alaska.edu
Inventors:
Skyler Hunter
Elena Vayndorf
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