Komet software allows the capture and analysis of images from ‘The Comet Assay’. The Comet Assay permits the quantification of DNA damage and repair in single cell preparations and is applicable to any eukaryotic cell. The assay can be used in both in-vitro and in-vivo testing and has been shown to be a powerful and sensitive predictor of genetic toxicity.
One-click capture and analysis of comets
Rapid scoring protocols
Computes all internationally accepted comet measurements
Pop-up controls accelerate scoring and minimize fatigue
Integrated creation of summary statistics
The Comet Assay is a powerful tool for applications as diverse as cancer research, safety testing of pharmaceuticals and chemicals, environmental and occupational studies, dietary and even fertility research. Because the assay can be adapted to virtually any cell-type from almost any organism and study designs can be created to characterize D damage and repair as well as D integrity and comparisons between different populations, the assay is widely used in many different disciplines.
Since its inception in the 1980’s, the Comet Assay rapidly evolved as a valuable tool for research and safety testing. The adoption of the OECD Guidelines entitled “In-Vivo Mammalian Alkaline Comet Assay” (TG489) on September 26th 2014, marks a significant watershed as the assay is now officially embraced for safety testing among regulators responsible for human health and well-being.
In recognition of this important development, Andor Technology is proud to announce Komet 7 and Komet 7-GLP our latest versions of the original Komet software first released in 1992 by Kinetic Imaging.