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Histochemistry

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 321–323 | Cite as

The use of an inexpensive, general purpose microcomputer in quantitative cytochemistry

  • M. T. Smith
  • E. D. Wills
  • K. Drew
  • C. Maxwell
  • J. R. Daly
  • S. C. J. Reader
  • W. R. Robertson
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Summary

A 32 K Commodore Pet microcomputer has been interfaced with two Vickers microdensitometers. This system allows for the simultaneous logging of data from two densitometers being operated independently of each other. Software for the statistical analysis of data generated by the densitometers, and for use with the cytochemical bioassay of hormones, is described. The densitometer/Pet system is relatively cheap, reliable, and readily adaptable to other applications.

Keywords

Public Health General Purpose Cytochemical Bioassay Purpose Microcomputer 
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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. T. Smith
    • 1
  • E. D. Wills
    • 1
  • K. Drew
    • 2
  • C. Maxwell
    • 2
  • J. R. Daly
    • 3
  • S. C. J. Reader
    • 3
  • W. R. Robertson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and ChemistryThe Medical College of St. Bartholomew's HospitalLondon
  2. 2.Drew Scientific Ltd.London
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Pathology, Clinical Sciences Building Hope HospitalUniversity of ManchesterSalfordEngland

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