Apsugen is a biotechnology company whose mission is to assist biology, genetics, microbiology, physics, basic medicine, and related engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, biomedical, biomolecular, etc.) researchers in carrying out their work in the genetics related areas including: microscopy, photomicrography, electrophysiology, micromanipulation, microinjection, nanotechnology, epifluorescence imaging, transgenics, stem cell research, and even medical-related procedures including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Our goal is to help researchers not only see what is happening at extremely small scales, but to allow them to carry out their work quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively there as well. We've worked with a broad array of animal models including C. elegans, Drosophila, Xenopus, zebrafish (Danio rerio), and mosquitoes, as well as yeast (including Sacharomyces cerevisiae) among a variety of others used in basic and translational medicine. Our experience also includes work with several Nobel Prize winners in physiology/medicine and chemistry.
Engineering and Design Expertise and Service
We excel in the areas of design and engineering of novel laboratory equipment, so please do take advantage of our years of experience. We also have expertise in advising on sales, service, and repair of instruments or even deciding if it is worthwhile to replace one's older instruments relating to these fields of research. Often a small upgrade on an older instrument can save thousands of dollars and ultimately be as effective as any newer instrument on the market.
Pedagogy: Bringing Research Techniques into the Classroom
Though we specialize in the forefront of research, we're also happy to help professors and teachers continue to bring their research and methods into the classroom by setting up economical microscopy-related systems to allow their students to gain direct experience in transgenic and electrophysiology applications. We're often able to recommend additions to pre-existing equipment - like photomicrography set ups in conjunction with computer monitor or even tablet outputs - to allow multiple students to more easily utilize one station simultaneously or allow for more flexible viewing/teaching in group settings. Today's students are tomorrow's researchers.
Ergonomics, Versatility, and Pricing
We take into account not only the end product of research processes, but encourage our clients to think about considerations like the ergonomics and throughput of their research instruments as often a slightly more expensive instrument will more than pay for itself over time in the amount of staff time and ease-of-use it allows compared to much cheaper equipment. Doing a sequence of several short experiments versus thousands of experiments on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis may call for similar but drastically different equipment as well as price ranges. We also look at long-term economic viability given the technological changes in the marketplace as well as general flexibility of tools to keep up with researchers' changing needs in their research areas and their laboratories' capabilities.
Pushing the Boundaries
In the last four decades, the molecular revolution in genetics has had a profound effect not only on science and research, but even everyday life. Technologies for rapidly copying, sequencing, synthesizing, and engineering DNA, for imaging molecular-level structures that have never been seen before, and for viewing expression patterns of thousands of different genes simultaneously are but a fraction of advances in the field, and we hope to help researchers in all areas peer closer into the cell and perform work there that will continue to push the boundaries of the state of the art.