Litron Laboratories Explores Use of its Technology in Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Scientists at Litron Laboratories, a Life Sciences company located in Rochester, N.Y, have begun to explore how their technology could potentially aid in environmental disasters such as the recent BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Litron’s technology is used by investigators worldwide to study the ability of drugs or other agents to cause chromosome damage. Preliminary investigations will determine if the same scientific principles can be applied to the type of environmental monitoring situations that would be a part of responding to incidents such as the oil spill.

According to Dr. Jeff Bemis, Director of Clinical Studies at Litron, "Conducting these 'proof-of-principle' experiments is an opportunity to push our technology in a new direction and that's always exciting."

For more information about Litron Laboratories and its technology, visit or contact Drew Tometsko.

Litron Laboratories has been focused on genetic toxicology testing methods for more than 35 years and is the world leader in micronucleus testing. As the developer of the MicroFlow® method, Litron helps support critical research for scientists in a wide range of industries. From the ultra-competitive pharmaceutical and tobacco industries, to the demanding chemical, medical and dental device markets, Litron helps clients assure the safety of their most promising ideas. Learn more at

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