Ready. Lab Consumer gladly accepted an invitation to the University of California, San Diego, where graduate students demonstrated Bio-Rad's versatile Helios Gene Gun System. The Helios Gene Gun System (commercially introduced in late 1996) allows rapid and direct transfer of DNA- or RNA-coated gold microcarriers into a range of targets under in vivo conditions. According to Bio-Rad Program Manager James Wong, "Applications of this product are turning out to be very diverse. Researchers have bombarded aquatic organisms, such as diatoms and squid, and they are even looking at the possibility of cattle immunization."

Bio-Rad Gene GunBio-Rad Gene Gun System
The Helios Gene Gun System treats a smaller target area than its predecessor, the PDS-1000/He System, and can bombard in situ, does not need a vacuum chamber, generally uses lower helium pressures, and can effectively transfer into animals, skin, organs, and intact plants. The Helios Gene Gun eliminates the use...

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