"Insights from Industry" is a dynamic series of interviews at the cutting edge of the life sciences industry.
Every interviewee is a leader in their particular field and is handpicked to give an informative and accessible
insight into their chosen field. These interviews are guaranteed to keep you in the know in a rapidly changing industry.
Liquid Nitrogen has many uses and applications beyond that of the medical and life sciences. In addition to dermatological use, biological specimen and embryo preservation, our customers use the Elan2 for cooling the outer jackets of MRI systems, semiconductor radiation detector cooling, infrared detector cooling and cryogenic annealing of metals.
Nanoparticle technology was originally developed in the 1980s and 1990s. As the technology evolved, it soon became possible to produce uniform nanoscopic beads that are magnetic, and that also have a variety of specific surface chemistries. It was immediately evident that such beads could be used to great advantage for biochemical separations.
Traditional manual pipettes are easy to operate, very affordable but limited regarding throughput. Laboratory robots offer fast, automated pipetting but require time to program, set up and come at a much higher price tag.
RNA guided CRISPR nucleases have a great potential for genome modification in many different organisms.
There are a number of challenges, but primarily, it's access to funding. The recent BioCap Conference focussed on the access small businesses have to funding and how that's driven by changes in the market place.
My name is Kim Colson. I’m the Business Development Manager for Bruker Biospin, and right now my group is focusing on the botanical and herbal products and dietary supplements industry, and bringing new tools to that industry that will help to meet their needs for quality control assurance.
Our aim is to open new fields to NMR where we haven’t been before. Because of the extreme stability of our instruments, we can now really think about new applications: going to hospitals, going to food companies and just placing an instrument there that works completely under automation.
RNA interference is a process in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression. This gene silencing process is controlled by RNA-induced silencing complex or RISC and is initiated by small duplex RNA molecules or miRNA that is present inside cell plasma.
For over fifty years now, we have used 2D cell cultures to culture a variety of cells such as epithelial and blood cells and these are excellent for maintaining cells in their inherent state, under controlled, temperature and other conditions. However, they are limited in preserving the genotype and the phenotype of the original tissue these cells came from.
The fundamental discipline of nanotechnology is poised to change virtually every aspect of our lives, in just about any sector we can think of.
Nanoparticle analysis is a very important field. Basically, we live in a world that is immersed in nanoparticles. From the paint we use, to the processes that go on within our very own bodies, nanoparticles play a role and because there are so many nanoparticles everywhere, they need to be analyzed for a variety of reasons.
The first methods for sequencing DNA were developed in the late 1970s. Frederick Sanger developed rapid DNA sequencing methods and published a method for "DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors,” while Walter Gilbert and Allan Maxam developed "DNA sequencing by chemical degradation". Both methods quickly gained strong followings and were used to sequence a wide variety of DNAs.
The Hidex Sense is a new microplate reader which combines several different detection technologies. Such instruments have been available for quite some time already. What the Hidex Sense brings is really clearly defined in a few words: Every assay, effortless operation, performance beyond comparison, simply at your fingertip.
Bose has been committed to electromagnetic technology and research since its founding close to 50 years ago. In the audio field, it’s well known that reproducing sound with lifelike detail requires extraordinary control of a loudspeaker’s motion.
Pharmaceutical Serialization is a process whereby every saleable pack of drug product will have a unique Serial Code related to its Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN). The packaging of drugs will need to change to enable the inclusion of (typically) a 2D Matrix barcode and 4 elements of human readable text in replacement of the current Lot & Expiry. Although these two codes are still present, they are most commonly joined by the product GTIN and its serial number.
The Lifelines Project was started in 2006 as a large-scale genetic study into the mechanisms behind healthy aging. In this interview Procesmanager Jacko Duker tells us about the scale and impact of the project, and how Panasonic ULT freezers have provided a solution for keeping their irreplaceable samples safe.
While there is still large-scale investment in traditional small molecule pharmaceuticals, the past decade has seen a major shift towards the development of biological molecules for therapeutic purposes.
Many older drugs are well understood from a safety perspective and have often been used successfully off label for other indications.
There are five different ways. The first one is the simplest: they just go with what they already know. It’s the tried and tested methods. They’ll buy from the same suppliers they’ve already bought from, and, if they want to tweak it slightly, then they’ll probably go to them first. It’s just using what they already have.
Microcystins have become the generic name for the toxins produced from blue-green, algae which can bloom in surface water impoundments, slow moving streams and rivers.