"Insights from Industry" is a dynamic series of interviews at the cutting edge of the medical 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.
Quantity and quality of input samples are two key considerations in successful library preparation for next generation sequencing. The ultimate success or failure of a library preparation is often...
Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of...
With the current drug discovery paradigm, it takes up to 15 years to translate an idea, such as hypothesizing a certain protein is important in a disease and testing this with targeting the protein with a drug, all the way through to proof of concept...
There are a number of challenges facing a small but innovative technology company like ours. The first is that they're always far too busy doing things the old way to think about how to do things the new way...
This expedition was a part of our clinical collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. In short, this particular study focused on the effect of altitude and aging on heart and lung function.
The NHS is an institution that we’re all going to need at some stage in our lives. As you slowly mature, you realise that you might be needing it more and more. However, everything you read in the news about the NHS is always negative.
A set of video resources highlighting the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)is being circulatedthis month to almost 2,200 GPs and clinicians across the North East and North Cumbria.
Hypoglycemia, or hypos are the result of blood glucose levels falling too low (less than 4mmol/l). The symptoms and severity of hypoglycemia can differ for each patient. The symptoms can range from headaches, dizziness, irritability, hunger to...
The key symptom of COPD is breathlessness, especially during daily activity, and the breathlessness is in addition to cough and chest tightness. The difficulty in managing this disease is that it's a disease that progresses with age.
The major innovations in cancer diagnosis, therapy/palliative care and surgical intervention are too numerous to list here. But enormous strides have taken place in stem cell therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and genetic screening.
Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the pollutants, referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal technologies.
When a person has a brain injury due to a stroke or a trauma, they typically start in a hospital emergency room to treat any life threatening injuries. They are then often transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program at the hospital where they receive intensive physical and cognitive therapy until they are well enough to transition home.
I work in Bruker micro-CT as a life science applications scientist. Essentially, my role is to serve as an interface between the community of users and the designers, engineers and programmers that make our products.
Trifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) represent the latest in premium lens technology. They are tiny, artificial lenses that are implanted into the eye during a cataract or lens replacement procedure.
Traditional light microscopy techniques such as confocal and wide-field are diffraction-limited in resolution, which is about 200 nm laterally (in xy) and 500 to 600 nm axially (in z). Features that are closer than the diffraction limit will appear blurred in the image.
There's a big debate right now in the migraine community around the underlying cause of the disease. The question is whether it is vascular, and has something to do with our vessels, or whether it has to do with our neurons not functioning correctly or misfiring.
Color blindness could be considered a bit of a misleading term, because there are very few people who can't see color at all. Most people have what we call color deficiency or color confusion, which means that they're not blind to color; they just see a reduced number of colors.
Food intolerances are caused by adverse reactions to food or drink ingredients in your body. These are very different to food allergies. It is estimated that up to forty-five percent of the population suffers from food intolerances.
We all produce as many as 100,000 different types of cancer cells every day, which are recognized and eliminated by our extraordinarily efficient immune system. However, if something goes wrong with the immune system, and it no longer gets rid of these cells, then that’s when cancerous cells grow and become a problem.
Illumina sees a widespread demand for genotyping products and a continued relevance of arrays in human disease and translational research.