Light-Activated Genetic Tools to Facilitate
Optologix develops cutting-edge, light-regulated research tools that will allow cell biologists to probe cellular behavior with unmatched spatial and temporal control. Unlike current chemical-inducible gene technologies, Optologix's light-triggered reagents will allow a variety of routine experiments (e.g. therapeutic protein validation, gene function studies) to be done with greater reproducibility, finer precision and lower potential for toxic/off-target effects. In addition, the ability to repeatedly and easily apply and remove light will enable new avenues of investigation.
Optologix provides research tools in kit form to academic, corporate and government organizations. The company's LITE Switch Kit is the first commercially available light-inducible gene expression system. At present, more than 60 academic and industry beta testers are evaluating this technology.