The laser capture microdissection permits procurement of DNA, RNA and proteins of small and pure populations of cells. Traditionally used for separation of tumor cells, many additional applications of this technology, e.g. for developmental biology, or in vitro fertilization have evolved. In addition, the combination of laser capture microscopy with other high sensitivity, high-throughput technologies such as microarrays offers exciting new possibilities for scientists in research and clinic.
The Institute has a Laser Capture Microdissection Microscope featuring a brightfield upright microscope with fluorescent and phase attachment. It is used to procure pure population of cells from microscopic tissue sections. The facility provides staining and microdissection assistance to the investigators.
Contact Person: Dr. Nafisa Balasinor (Telephone No: 91-22-24192025)