Company: IDIBAPS, AIDS and HIV infection Research Group, Parc Científic Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Project needs: Improve clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive research for AIDS and therefore, HIV infection.
Our solutions and user statements: Our fluorescence cell counter LUNA FL and micro-volume spectrophotometer EzDrop contribute to the basic and translational research at the AIDS and HIV infection research group of the IDIBAPS, Clinic Barcelona.
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Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS) is a research institution that works on six different research areas in biomedicine that investigates the most common diseases in our society. The mission of the 2,080 people dedicated to research within IDIBAPS is translational research. They work to ensure that questions from patients are researched in the laboratory, and responses are translated back to patients. Therefore, the main goal is to improve people’s health.
From Isogen Life Science, we provide the most innovative solutions in fields like genomics, proteomics, diagnostics, and cell biology. We help the AIDS and HIV infection research group by providing instruments that help to make their research happen. Specifically, The “Hospital Clinic de Barcelona” has incorporated:
The research carried on in the Hospital Clinic starts with patient samples at the sample processing unit. Samples need to be processed for different research purposes. When they work with blood samples, one of the measurements they need to do is to count the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). For this measurement between others, they use the LUNA FL cell counter. Moreover, they use it for counting Jurkat cell lines for their research experiments and occasionally for measuring transfection efficiency when transfecting cells with GFP plasmids.
“In our day-to-day work flux, LUNA FL has greatly increased cell counting accuracy and overall data quality. In addition, we now can now increase the number of samples we process every day due to LUNA’s simplicity of use and reliability”. - Clinical Sample Processing Team
LUNA has vastly improved the accuracy of or cell counting, ranging from cell lines to Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs). It is also very straightforward and fast to use. We greatly value its versatility as we can count and address cell viability but also GFP transfection efficiency very quickly.” - Cellular senescence research team
On the other hand, they use the microvolume spectrophotometer EzDrop for the daily quantification of both, DNA and RNA. Specifically, they quantify RNA from the HIV, and the DNA is the genomic molecule coming from the plasmids of study.