By Mark Terry Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed when the cancer has already progressed to Stage 3 or 4. "At that point," says Rebecca Sutphen, MD, director, Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing Service, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla., "the cure rate is only in the range of 25%. The problem has always been that we have no early detection strategy."
By Catherine Shaffer A new genetic vaccine for dust mite allergy will soon begin the Singapore equivalent of phase I clinical trials. Dust mites are one of the most common allergens.
By By Mark Terry Amine drugs make up thousands of approved therapeutic compounds. Included in this category are numerous widely prescribed drugs for Alzheimer's disease like donepezil and galantamine HBr, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) like finasteride, tamsulosin, and dutasteride.
By Catherine Shaffer Panacos Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., will unveil the first of a new class of HIV anti-retroviral therapies at the International Aids Conference in Bangkok on July 14, 2004.
Zero-Trap 96- and 384-well microplates are produced using proprietary surface treatment technology, which reduces non-specific binding of proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, and lipophilic small molecules to the microplate during assays.
InVitro Roller Bottle features an ergonomic HDPE Quick Action vented closure, available on the InVitro 1.2× PETG Vented Roller Bottle. The hydrophobic, 0.
The CoolCube Benchtop Cooler keeps biological samples in tubes and PCR plates below ambient temperature at the laboratory bench. It is a six-sided cooler with each side holding different sample vessels.
ScreenMate glass bottom 96-well assay plate is available in two packaging configurations: sterile and individually wrapped for cell culture applications and non-sterile five-packs.
The TPP mini packed cell volume (PCV) tube is a disposable microtube for rapid assessment of biomass in cell cultures. Measuring PCV is a rapid method to quantify cells in small samples of blood.
MultiScreen® Deep Well Solvinert filter plates aid in a range of drug discovery applications, including total drug analysis. With high-flow, low-binding membranes and inert materials, the 96-well plates provide broad solvent compatibility for demanding assay conditions.
Vented closures, made of HDPE, are available for use on all NALGENE sterile disposable flasks, feature a 0.2-μm hydrophobic PTFE membrane that provides sterile gas exchange for shaker and suspension cell culture.
Tip Refill System can be autoclaved. Polypropylene boxes accommodate 96 non-wettable virgin polypropylene tips in an 8 × 12-microplate format in sizes ranging from 10 to 1200 μl. These flip-top boxes may be opened and closed with one hand.
Labjet benchtop printer provides self-adhesive labels for all types of labware. Enter desired text and print a pair of labels for the top and side of standard 1.5 to 2.0 ml microtubes.
LAB PAL Label Printer is a portable, easy-to-use printer with labels that withstand extreme laboratory environments. Built-in date/time stamp provides documentation directly on the label. Serialization feature and preprogrammed vial sizes (0.6-, 1.5-, and 2- to 4-ml) and slide labels save time.
Low-volume, low-profile 384-well polypropylene microplate is offered for DNA, cDNA, and oligonucleotide microarrays, as well as for sample and compound storage. The plate features a 6.29-mm well depth that reduces sample volumes to as low as 2 μl.