Equipment and products
Novel formats for the comet assay
The traditional comet assay has 1 or 2 gels on a microscope slide, and there is a limit of about 40 gels per experiment. It is not suitable for large screening studies, and requires a high number of cells and large amount of drug or chemical to be tested. To optimise the method, we have developed two alternative formats, high- and medium- throughput. The new procedures save time at all stages and are suitable for further automation.