By Mark Terry On July 1, 2004, Charles River Laboratories International Inc., Wilmington, Mass., and Inveresk Research Group Inc., Cary, N.C., announced approval of a merger.
By Mark Terry Compugen Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, announced that it has spun off its chemistry division into a subsidiary, Keddem Biosciences Ltd., to be located in Ashkelon, Israel.
By Mark Terry Metastatic breast cancer is considered incurable with survival periods of less than two years. This poor prognosis is due to chemo- and radioresistance on the part of metastatic cancer cells.
By Catherine Shaffer The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, has announced that a new imaging agent, NeutroSpec, has been approved by the FDA.
Used for tissues and cells, TRI Reagent isolates RNA, DNA, and protein simultaneously from a single biological sample, and comes with a protein extraction protocol that reduces recovery time.
The MX80L-S positioner, measuring 25 mm tall and 80 mm wide, is a linear servomotor stage that provides rapid-fire positioning of light loads within a small work envelope.
Proprietary microarray slides are made with polymer or glass and are available with a number of different surface chemistries optimized for nucleic acid, protein, cell, and tissue applications. Polymer slides are offered in black to minimize background and increase signal-to-noise ratio.
The Nikon Instruments Eclipse 90i offers a modern control interface via USB for fast, direct external control.
Immunoassay kit is offered for the quantitative determination of human XIAP in cell lysates. XIAP (X-linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis) belongs to the IAP (inhibitors of apoptosis) family, which is characterized by one or more BIR (baculovirus IAP repeat) domains.
The PCV mini-tube, using 1 ml of sample, can quantify packed cell volume (PCV) in a matter of minutes. The mini-tube works by centrifuging cells down a precisely graduated capillary tube. Using a visual confirmation of volume, the user can very simply calculate PCV or cell density.
REVCO Super Insulation 㫮 C ultra-low temperature upright freezers incorporate thin wall insulation that increases interior volume. Upright cabinets are offered in 11, 25 and 32 cu/ft capacities. The 11 cu/ft model holds 11,800 sample vials.
KODAK Image Station 2000MM Multimodal Imaging System offers selectable, multi-wavelength illumination allowing specific excitation and differential detection of multiple fluorochromes in gene expression assays such as Western blots.
By Mark Terry The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), Geneva, Switzerland, has formed openlab, a consortium of five IT companies, to drive the expansion of Grid computing technologies.
By Catherine Shaffer Inhalation anthrax is fatal unless diagnosed and treated at an early stage. The anthrax toxin enters cells by binding its protective antigen (PA) to receptors on the outsides of cells. -->Inhalation anthrax is fatal unless diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
The BD FACSArray bioanalyzer provides high-content analysis of proteins for work in cell biology, immunology, and drug discovery. This benchtop system is composed of an analyzer with a 96-well plate sampler, an optical detection unit, a computer workstation, and acquisition and analysis software.