Nucleic Acid Analysis
GE Healthcare Life Sciences offers an extensive portfolio of well-established products for an extremely wide range of applications from labeling, separation and detection of DNA/RNA molecules to sophisticated molecular imaging and sequence analysis. We also provide sensitive, high-quality systems for the biophysical analysis of nucleic acid interactions with other biomolecules.
The development of recombinant DNA technology and the genomics revolution that followed it has dramatically advanced our understanding of biological functions and opened up new avenues to diagnose and treat diseases. Despite the inevitable shift in focus towards proteomics and other developing trends in biological research, the detection, quantitation, identification and functional analysis of nucleic acids remain crucial investigative tools. Increased understanding of the regulatory importance of nucleic acids (e.g., inhibitory RNAs) and developments towards more personalized medicine driven by pharmacogenomics will only increase the use of analytical applications focused on nucleic acids.
Nucleic acid detection and identification may range from size measurements, to sequencing and detection of expressed genes.
Your study of regulatory mechanisms and function will benefit from the study of nucleic acid interactions.
Basic characterization of your sample often involves quantifying the total nucleic acid content, or measuring levels of specific components.