at University of Leicester seeking the genes which cause many of today's medical
problems have been given a major boost with the loan by a leading Loughborough
company of a vital piece of equipment.
R&D Charnwood has lent a DNA Sequencer to the University's Genetics
Department which will be used in its efforts to find the genes which cause
psoriasis and lung and heart problems.
is an important item of equipment which will increase the output of the
department and be of considerable benefit to the staff, researchers,
post-graduates and final year students in the department," said Terry Lymn,
Departmental Services Manager at University of Leicester.
"It will be used for gene mapping in primary pulmonary hypertension and cardiovascular conditions as well as psoriasis. We are extremely grateful to AstraZeneca for its generosity in loaning the equipment to us," said Terry Lymn. "A new machine would have cost the University around £160,000."
spokeswoman for AstraZeneca's Molecular Biology Department, which loaned the
Sequences to the University said the company had established good links with the
University of Leicester over the years. Having recently acquired a new Sequences
AstraZeneca was only too happy to let the University have the old one where it
could be put to good use in its research to find remedies for some of the
illnesses which affect so many people.
Gill Hilsdon, PR & Communication (telephone 01509 644038)
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