We have been purchasing gold particles for biolistic transformation from Seashell Technology Inc. Unless we are having internet problems accessing their www site, we are unable to reach them through their www site and the internet. Does anyone know if the company still exists or if someone else has taken over their business? Bottom line is does anyone have information about where to purchase gold beads at present?

We would be most interested in a North American supplier but any source that can be recommended would be appreciated.

Thank you.


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           Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIS)

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           York University

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