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Monday, 10 September 2007

Cytokines and growth factors array

Randox clinical diagnostic solutions


Randox supplies biochips for all your cytokines & growth factors research. Biochips offer multiplexing; all analytes are measured simultaneously from one sample. Biochip array technology brings analytical clinical standards to research. Randox biochips are ready-to-use on the evidence investigator™ complete with controls and calibrators.

Cytokines and growth factors are proteins secreted primarily by immune system cells such as leucocytes. They are a means of intercellular communication with both immune and non-immune system cells. Upon binding to a cell membrane receptor, cytokines initiate a signal transduction cascade in their target cell. Cytokines form a complex web of interactions since:

  • Different cytokines can have similar effects.
  • Cells interact with a variety of cytokines.
  • Cytokines may affect the activity and expression of other cytokines.
      evidence investigator
      The evidence investigator is a compact bench-top Biochip Array Technology analyser for the simultaneous analysis of a panel of tests in a single sample. The Clinical standards for research page gives an overview of Biochip Array Technology.
      The cytokines and growth factors array of tests are presented on a single biochip. All twelve tests are performed simultaneously using just one assay diluent, one panel-specific conjugate solution and one signal reagent.
      Cytokines and growth factors array test menu
      Interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1a)
      Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1b)
      Interleukin-2 (IL-2)
      Interleukin-4 (IL-4)
      Interleukin-6 (IL-6)
      Interleukin-8 (IL-8)
      Interleukin-10 (IL-10)
      Interleukin-12 (IL-12) - in development
      Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
      Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-a)
      Interferon-gamma (IFN-g)
      Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
      Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 (MCP-1)
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