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ISSF supported universities 2014

£38m fund for biomedical research

The Wellcome Trust has granted 25 UK universities funding to pursue areas of unmet need within biomedical research.

Pinmap of Tweets Related to HIV in the US

Curbing HIV with social media

’Big data’ taken from social media posts could be used reduce the spread of diseases such as HIV, a digital behaviour expert has said.

Tecan pipetting arm

Automated liquid handling exhibiting growth

The requirement for non-contact liquid handling systems is boosting the automated sector, a Frost & Sullivan (F&S) Western European Liquid Handling Market survey has found.

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Porvair

Microplate contamination detailed in study weblink

Porvair Sciences

Porvair Sciences has announced that a recent study by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kent, UK revealed significant levels of contamination found in more than 50% of the commercially available deep well microplates tested.

In the Amsbio application report, a novel 3D spheroid triculture model for evaluating breast cancer progression is described.

3D model evaluates cancer progression

Amsbio

An application note from AMSBIO is claimed to introduce a more predictive and realistic model for early stage drug screening of cancer therapeutics.

Rapidox 6100 SF6 Pump Back Analyser

Gas analysis solutions for research institutions

Cambridge Sensotec

Rapidox gas analysers are being used in universities and research centres to meet their exacting needs. 

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The Electrothermal Paraffin Section Flotation Bath

Paraffin section flotation bath from Electrothermal download

Electrothermal (A Bibby Scientific brand)

Electrothermal from Bibby Scientific is updating its Histology range with a Paraffin Section Flotation Bath.

Adapter

Hybridisation adapter for thermal cycler range download

Techne (A Bibby Scientific brand)

Techne has extended its Prime range of thermal cyclers with the addition of a new in situ hybridisation adapter.

DriBlock heaters

Techne extends block heaters range download

Techne (A Bibby Scientific brand)

The latest Dri-Block heaters from Techne boast innovate features and a modern design.

QCS 150 autoclave

Front-loading autoclave provides sterile path for media weblink

Priorclave

The QCS 150 Pass-Through autoclave is the smallest double-door autoclave to be introduced by Priorclave and is purpose designed to enable laboratories to maintain a secure sterile path for media and waste as it passes in and out of a sealed laboratory.

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Ben Potenza

EquipNet toolkit: Q&A with Ben Potenza

EquipNet, Inc

EquipNet marketing vice president Ben Potenza offers his top tips for buying second-user equipment.

Visibility is key

EquipNet toolkit: Visibility is the key

EquipNet, Inc

The third part of the EquipNet toolkit series looks at the company’s Asset Redeployment Management System.

Successful Management of Idle and Surplus Assets

Equipnet toolkit: $40m recovered download

EquipNet, Inc

The second part of the Equipnet toolkit series discusses the successful management of idle and surplus assets.

Social media could be used to curb HIV

Editor's comment: Big data or better drugs? download

If data taken from social media posts can be used to help curb the spread of HIV, will those most severely affected by the virus benefit?

DNA helix

The best medicine: modernising drug discovery

Unravelling the mysteries of human biological processes will help us develop medicines that can be tailored to suit an individual’s specific needs.

Ebola virus

Editor's comment: The end of Ebola?

As both Senegal and Nigeria are declared Ebola-free, is the deadly virus that has swept through much of West Africa finally being eradicated?

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Anachem pipette swap

Precision pipetting is standard

The volume and variety of pipettes currently in use makes the protection offered by an international standard essential for the accuracy and precision of a lab’s work, says Anachem pipette service manager Craig Bush.

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The most detailed analysis of the human genome has been published by scientists

The next generation

Nabsys vice president, marketing & business development, Darren Lee, tells LaboratoryTalk how electronic detection can complement next-generation sequencing (NGS).

EquipNet

Cash in the cupboard

Steve Maggs, managing director, European operations at EquipNet discusses the importance of asset management, and how you can generate income and improve efficiency for your organisation by looking proactively for surplus and idle lab equipment.

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Cloud-based temperature and humidity monitor videodownload

Testo Limited

The Saveris 2 system was developed by Testo’s measurement technology specialists in Germany’s Black Forest. They were set one simple task; design a solution so customers can monitor their temperature and humidity levels easily, anytime and anywhere, without needing to compromise security or bother with time consuming software.

Public knowledge of stem cells "remains low" video

For patients with leukaemia, and other blood conditions, stem cell transplants can mean the difference between life and death.

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Dolomite

Gas bubble generation in water download

Dolomite Microfluidics

Dolomite has published an application note that looks at the use of its hydrodynamic flow-focussing-based Small Droplet System for the formation of gas bubbles in liquid.

TDLs for all your processes

Lasers explore unchartered territory weblink

Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has produced a white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analysers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes using a range of process adaptions. 

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