Laboratory Research

Laboratory Research

DOVS is committed to research of eye diseases at the highest standard and offers unique opportunities in the study of eye diseases using state-of-the-art technologies.

Our basic research involved studies on the etiology, molecular genetics, histopathology, biochemistry, and therapeutic responses of various eye diseases. In 1999 we established a Comprehensive Research Laboratory System with modern facilities:

  • Ocular Histology: embedding center, automated tissue processor, cryostat, rotary microtome, stereomicroscope with light source, fluorescent photomicroscope with polarization and imaging processing system
  • Experimental Animals: animal surgical room, animal suites, transgenic and gene manipulation technologies, surgical microscope, multifocal electroretinography (mf-ERG), retina angiography
  • Cell Biology: cell culture rooms, biological safety cabinets, Laminar flow hood, CO2 incubators, inverted microscopes, Live cell imaging system: High Precision upright Fluorescence Microscope , and MoFlo™ Astrios cell sorter system
  • Molecular Biology: automated sequencer, PCR and Real-time PCR machines, DNA microarray scanner, Fluidigm:gene sequence variation analysis platform
  • Analytical Biochemistry: sample processing facilities, LC solid phase extraction system, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS), Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LCMSMS)
  • Microscopy and Photography Laboratories: fluorescence microscopy with imaging system, laser capture micro-dissection system, multiphoton confocal microscopy imaging system with high speed scanner
  • Ophthalmic Imaging Laboratories

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