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Latest Articles

Library logistics: managing comprehensive compound collections

Summer 2014
Compound management may seem straightforward but in reality, as the number of new compounds increases dramatically year-on-year, the management of large collections has become increasingly challenging.
 

New tools bring greater understanding to Cellular Metabolism research

By Dr John Comley
The links between mitochondrial dysfunction and various diseases and pathological conditions are being increasingly revealed, such that mitochondrial analyses have gained renewed interest from both the academic research and drug discovery labs.
 

Oncology target discovery by RNAi: the past, present, and future perspectives

By Dr Hakim Djaballah and Bhavneet Bhinder
Despite an investment of billions of US dollars in the search of novel therapies, cancer still remains the leading cause of death in the world. This emphasises the need to identify novel tumour dependencies and molecular targets.
 

The CRISPR/Cas9 system: ‘cutting’ a path for rapid generation of more translational animal models

By Dr Kevin M. Gamber
The recent high-profile translational failures in mouse models have highlighted the need for more relevant animal models. Advances in gene editing tools, including the CRISPR/Cas9 system, have enabled the modification of highly translational organisms such as rats and rabbits, and have also greatly reduced model development timelines.
 

Cellular raw material collection in cell therapy: critical determinant of product quality

By Dr Scott R. Burger, Louis Juliano, and Dr Wenshi Wang
For more than two decades, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries have been working to unlock the great potential of cell therapy, which uses products composed of living, functional cells to mediate the therapeutic effect.
 

Targeted chemical libraries: the keys to unlock the ubiquitin system Is novel chemistry the final frontier for ubiquitin system drug discovery?

By Dr Jason Brown and Dr J. Mark Treherne
Although the widespread use of target-focused libraries has led to the rapid expansion of novel chemistry as research tools in drug discovery to exploit many classes of drug target, the ubiquitin system still remains a largely untapped medicinal chemistry opportunity.
 

Best practices in Biobanking

By Kiara W. Biagioni
Biobanks or biorepositories are facilities that collect, process, store and distribute biospecimens and associated data, mainly for biological and medical research. They constitute a crucial resource, supporting cutting-edge investigation in fields such as oncology, genomics and personalised medicine, and the development of diagnostics and therapeutics.
 

Automating the drive towards Personalised Medicine

By Dr Alexandre Akoulitchev, Dr Howard Womersley and Dr Phil Jordan
Interest in personalised medicine continues to grow, and epigenetic biomarkers are very informative in this respect, giving a clear indication of whether – and how – a patient’s gene expression profile has changed, as well as the rate of disease progression.
 




PerkinElmer Launches Innovative Solaris™ Optical Imaging System

September 2014
Fluorescence Technology for Small and Large Animal Imaging Advances Translational and Preclinical Research Applications
 

New Atmospheric Control Unit enhances cell-based microplate assays

September 2014
BMG LABTECH now offers an Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) for its latest microplate reader, the CLARIOstar®, providing an ideal “walk away” solution for any cell-based assay.
 

Innova Biosciences Introduces InnovaGOLD Nanoparticles

August 2014
New ultra-high quality gold nanoparticles simplify assay development and improve the sensitivity of immunoassays.New ultra-high quality gold nanoparticles simplify assay development and improve the sensitivity of immunoassays.
 

Easier diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease discovered

August 2014
BMG LABTECH’s microplate reader FLUOstar Omega has helped researchers to develop a reliable, safer and less invasive method for the diagnosis of prion diseases
 

Improve Gene Expression Results with Bio-Rad's New Rapid Cell Lysis RT-qPCR Kits

August 2014
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of new rapid cell lysis kits
 

Optibrium Launches SentiraTM: New Software for Compound Data Visualisation

August 2014
Powerful desktop application simplifies visualisation, interpretation and presentation of compound dataPowerful desktop application simplifies visualisation, interpretation and presentation of compound data