When studying the effects of genetic or environmental modifications on aging, it is crucial to limit non-biological confounding factors that may influence the reproducibility of the results. The automated Lifespan Machine was developed to answer the need for scalable standardized longevity assays.
We realized that although this is a key tool to improve and accelerate aging research, the do-it-yourself nature of the Lifespan Machine made it difficult to implement in every lab.
The LaDI (Life and Death Instrument) is based off of Dr. Nick Stroustrup’s Lifespan Machine1. We are offering an improved version to allow C. elegans labs to access scalable and reliable lifespan and survival data.
How is the LaDI different?
- Improved design of the hardware optimizes the cooling and ensures data consistency across plates and scanners.
- A scalable, quick and reliable worm preparation protocol that no longer requires worm picking or bleaching.
- A data processing and analysis service: all you have to do is place your plates on the scanner(s), we do the rest. Your lifespan data will be stored on a cloud server for you to access whenever and wherever.
If you are interested in the LaDI and our data processing service, get in touch with us by submitting the form below.
- Stroustrup N, Ulmschneider BE, Nash ZM, López-Moyado IF, Apfeld J, Fontana W. The Caenorhabditis elegans Lifespan Machine. Nat Methods. 2013 Jul;10(7):665-70. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2475. Epub 2013 May 12.