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Biological assay development for screening experiments

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  1. Analysis service


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  2. Resource Description
    "The overarching goal for Assay Development focuses on the timely delivery of robust and well validated biological assays ready for implementation in screening experiments. Users are encouraged to contact laboratory staff as early as possible and remain actively engaged throughout the entire process. The laboratory staff provide: • Expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, enzymology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and microbiology. • Facilities for propagation of bacteria, yeast, insect cells, mammalian cells, and viruses (i.e. baculovirus, retrovirus). • Expertise in expression and purification of recombinant proteins. • Equipment and expertise for maintenance, quality control and molecular characterization of normal and engineered cells for cell-based assays under standard biosafety containment up to and including BSL-2. • Experience with a variety of biochemical, cellular, immunological, and image based assays using an array of equipment compatible with bench scale or HTS scale experiments. <b>Guidelines to developing a miniaturized bioassay for High-throughput screening</b> The process of assay development includes the identification of assay types for screening and determination of structure-activity-relationships, development of assay reagents, optimization of assay parameters for signal intensity, signal window, and precision, adaptation to automation, scalability, and quantitative assessment of the assay's fitness for screening. Assay parameters to optimize assay's include sensitivity to enable identification of compounds with low-potentcy, precision of biological response between wells and plates, accuracy of positive and negative control compounds with known pharmacology towards the intended target, and economic feasibility."
  3. Service Fee URL
  4. Service Provided by
    Molecular Screening and Protein Expression Facility (Wistar)
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  6. Related Technique
    Compound library screening
  7. Related Technique
    RNAi screening
  8. Related Technique
    Small molecule screening
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