TekBench-SP is a fully automated liquid handling platform for the processing of tube- and plate-based samples in an inert environment, providing protection from oxygen, moisture, light, dust factors known to compromise sample integrity and stability.
Lightools Research Macro-Illumination Imaging System Plus with Cooled CCD facilitates real time imaging of living animals. Multi-wavelength (390-750 nm) illumination from the Illumatool Dual Lighting System improves detection, sensitivity and speed.
The BD FACSArray bioanalyzer provides high-content analysis of proteins for work in cell biology, immunology, and drug discovery.
Bead mill MM 301 homogenizes sample volumes from 0.5 to 30 ml under liquid nitrogen. The sample and bead are safely contained in the screw-cap stainless steel jar, which is immersed in liquid nitrogen.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Vical Inc. received two U.S. Patents covering methods for using DNA to deliver biologically active proteins (No. 6,673,776), and a class of cationic lipids useful in gene delivery applications (No. 6,670,332).
by Elizabeth Tolchin The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) plans to work with Inovio AS to conduct trials of Inovio's in vivo electroporation (EP) technology for delivery of DNA vaccines, as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
by Elizabeth Tolchin Biologists identified a mutant gene in maize that plays a role in meiosis. In the case of maize (or corn), the process is essential for producing the megagametophyte, which is the egg, and pollen, the equivalent to sperm in animals.
by Elizabeth Tolchin After years of preparation, the International HapMap Consortium is providing detailed plans of the HapMap project, its effort to create a haplotype map for the human genome.
by Pam Holland-Moritz A joint oncology task force, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), rolled out the first two initiatives of their interagency agreement to share knowledge and resources in order to speed up the development of drugs to fight cancer.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new database provides a searchable resource of genomic information related to leukemia and other blood disorders.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new set of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that aid the diagnosis of patients with suspected thrombophilia, were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new alliance provides Bristol-Myers Squibb access to 13 drug targets in the current neuroscience pipeline of Lexicon Genetics Inc. BMS will also have first crack at future neuroscience discoveries.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Under the hypothesis that 'conserved coexpression' could serve as an indicator of gene function on a genomic level, a team from Israel developed a model for comparing gene expression data and genomic sequence information across several different species at once.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Some of the trial and error in designing gene expression experiments can be avoided, yielding faster and cheaper results, thanks to a new online resource.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Cryo-electron microscopy helped determine the structure of a reovirus (respiratory enteric orphan virus) down to the 7.6-angstrom scale. The structure provides a clearer understanding of how the reovirus reproduces in cells.