The Ranger’s Story:

Necessity is the mother of invention

The foundation of Ranger Technology was developed at the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre by Dr. Robin Coope and Mr. Jared Slobodan. A single-channel workstation that employed the same assemblies used by our offering was born out of the need to execute size selections in large volumes.

The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre now employs three of these workstations to handle agarose gel size selection for multiple sequencing applications. By automating the accurate isolation of DNA fragments, this facility has eliminated manual size selection protocols used for many sequencing projects involving micro RNA, genomic DNA, and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. To date, the workstation has been successfully used to size select thousands of samples that have been entrusted to the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.