Cancer & Bowel Research Trust is proud to have provided the Gastroenterology Research Laboratory with a Cryostat CM1950 which is an essential piece of equipment in their research projects. It is necessary for the preparation of frozen sections, histological verification and selection of samples of cancer and other tissues for tests which require a high quality DNA and RNA for analysis. This equipment was for projects investigating various molecular aspects of colon cancer, its precursors and coloerctal polyps including adenomas and serrated polyps.
Real Time PCR (RT-PCR) machine is used in wide range of modern molecular based tests in cancer research in fields such as pathology, oncology, haemathology and pharmacology.The IQ-5 Real Time PCR Detection System purchased for the IMVS enables this department to continue to perform modern molecular DNA tests in researching colon cancer. The purchase of this machine significantly enhanced the research being conducted in this laboratory, particularly in the study of gene expression.