Over the years, Meagan Bebenek Foundation's financial support has played a pivotal role in paediatric brain tumour research breakthroughs by enabling the acquisition of cutting-edge laboratory equipment. This is crucial, considering the absence of Canadian government funding for essential research equipment needed to propel research forward. This support has translated into improved treatment outcomes for paediatric brain tumour patients.
EVOS Microscopy Systems
One system for light imaging and one for fluorescent imaging allows analysis of cells and tissues.
PCR Sterile Chamber
In order to ensure minimal contamination for very sensitive experience such as PCR, it is essential to use containment hoods such as this one.
After receiving parental consent, every brain tumour that is removed surgically at Sick Kids is stored in liquid nitrogen within the tumour bank.
Allows researchers to process tissues and cells on slides through various stages of experimentation.
Digital Droplet PCR
Allows detection of rare mutations within genes that are linked to causing brain tumours.
LICOR Imaging System
Scientists are able to monitor cancer gene activity through experiments that detect proteins in cells. Lower right is a “western blot” showing different abnormal cancer proteins. The LICOR system helps image and “see” these results.