Stamford, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 26, 2012 -- Oxford Expression Technologies (OET), the award-winning specialist provider of baculovirus-based protein expression solutions, launches baculoQUANT ALL-IN-ONE, a baculovirus extraction and titration kit. The new kit has been developed together with PCR reagent and equipment specialists Agilent Technologies as a continued theme to provide ease of use to scientists. baculoQUANT ALL-IN-ONE contains all the necessary components for baculovirus extraction and quantification and provides significant advantages over traditional methods.
The new kit represents a significant step forward for baculovirus quantification as it bypasses the need for DNA extraction spin columns, plaque assays, ELISA and immuno assays that current methods rely on. It also boasts a host of new features including viral DNA extraction and titration in less than three hours, less than 1 hour hands on time, increased accuracy and one step DNA extraction.
Passing comment, Richard Broadhead, Sales and Marketing Manager at Oxford Expression Technologies said, "We are pleased to announce the launch of the baculoQUANT ALL-IN-ONE baculovirus quantification kit, it represents our continued commitment to provide innovation and ease of use to our customers and scientists involved in recombinant protein expression," he continued, "We have increased the speed and simplified a key part of any baculovirus workflow, the quantification of virus, we are delighted that our customers can benefit from these improvements."
Agilent Technologies' Paige Weis, Manager Custom and Bulk Services commented, " We are very pleased to collaborate with Oxford Expression Technologies in the development of the new baculoQUANT ALL-IN-ONEkit, Agilent Technologies is a global leader in PCR technologies and we are delighted to contribute our high performance and easy to use PCR components to this exciting new kit."
Oxford Expression Technologies invites anyone with an interest in baculovirus protein expression to visit their website - http://oetltd.com/
Agilent Technologies is a world renowned PCR reagent and equipment specialist and one of the world's premier measurement companies specializing in three key areas, Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences and Electronic Measurement.
Oxford Expression Technologies is a biotechnology company specializing in the use of baculovirus vectors, a eukaryotic expression system that can express a large variety of recombinant proteins. Oxford Expression Technologies provides recombinant protein expression products, services and consultancy to many global pharmaceutical companies. The Company's proprietary flashBAC technology enables large amounts of a given protein to be produced in culture. Its internationally renowned expertise and products enable proteins to be produced faster, more easily and cost-effectively using automated and high-throughput methods compared with other baculovirus expression systems. This contributes to the development of new drugs and research targeted towards understanding how proteins work in health and disease.
The company was founded in 2007 as a result of collaboration between Oxford Brookes University and the Natural Environment Research Council to provide researchers with custom proteins for research purposes.