TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER
Key to the success of gene and gene expression studies is equipment capable of reproducibly measuring levels of gene expression and gene mutations using preciously small amounts of starting material. For both gene and gene expression studies Real-Time PCR is now considered an essential technique. The purpose of this grant is to gain the support needed to purchase a BioTrove Open Array System for medium-throughput gene expression and genotype applications. The of the OpenArray System is the one thousand fold reduction in reaction volume to nanoliter quantities, which allows for multiple experiments to be performed simultaneously at a lower cost.