LabLogic Research Collaboration with University of Sheffield

23 November 2005

Sponsorship from a local company is giving the University of Sheffield a head start in research that could lead to more productive food crops and a better understanding of how plants work.

Broomhill-based LabLogic Systems is contributing to the funding of a ground-breaking investigation by the University's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences into how plants use the many different chemical compounds they manufacture in their roots.

The company has also provided a unique piece of equipment called a Micro Imager, which builds up a live picture of what happens to individual compounds in the food stream as they travel through a plant.

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