by Elizabeth Tolchin Software developer 3rd Millennium is releasing its Data Centric Knowledge Management System for biotech and pharmaceutical R&D to the public. The software, which allows the centralization and sharing of research data, can now be downloaded for free.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Boston researchers successfully created a mouse model for pancreatic cancer that approximates the behavior of the disease in humans.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new report by market consultants Frost & Sullivan examines the US market for Alzheimer's disease drugs over the next five to seven years and finds that despite many setbacks, Alzheimer drug research and development is thriving.
Pentadot Plus, from High Throughput Genomics, enables rapid and accurate quantification of RNA expression levels in cells treated with potential new drugs.
Whole-genome human array is composed of almost 200,000 long oligo probes (60 mers), with an average coverage of 5 probes per gene. The chip designs are currently being used for gene expression analysis and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) studies.
QIAGEN has released Version 3.0 Array-Ready Oligo Sets (AROS) for the Human and Mouse Genomes. Human AROS V3.0 contains 34,580 70 mer probes, representing 24,650 genes and 37,123 gene transcripts. Mouse AROS V3.
ProPlate integrates microscope slide based array technology and automated microplate processing. Sixteen-well module seals to any slide surface without the use of adhesive, forming leak-proof wells to isolate up to 64 microarrays per plate.
CodeLink UniSet Mouse 20K I Bioarray enables the study of gene expression across much of the mouse genome in a single experiment for drug target identification, pathway characterization, and drug effect predictions.
The Biostat® i modular bioprocess system is comprised of the Biostat i twin controller; the Biostat i interface; and either stirred tank or spinner flask culture vessels. The Biostat i twin controller allows two vessels to be controlled simultaneously.
Currently available for moderate (eight samples per array) and high (96 samples per array) sample throughput needs, Illumina gene expression arrays allow the analysis of up to 1,500 genes per sample. Expression data show strong correlation with qPCR.
New NUNC EZFlip 15 and 50 ml conical centrifuge tubes can bs used in protein and DNA precipitation, subcellular fractionation, sample storage, and cell pelleting of all types. Patented hinged-cap closure system allows for easy, single-handed opening.
Kinase CloneSet, a designated subset of over 500 full-length kinase cDNA clones, has been added to the OriGene Technologies TrueClone Collection product line. The Kinase CloneSet approaches the predicted 518 putative genes in the "Kinome" (Manning, G. et al.
Platform for post-amplification genotyping, gene scanning, and SNP/mutation detection uses closed tube DNA amplification reaction with the Idaho Technologies LCGreen I Dye and HR-1 High Resolution Melter.
The BioAssembly Tool (BAT) digitally prints live cells and other biological, biocompatible, and bioactive materials layer by layer to build three-dimensional living tissues and other bio-structures.
The Gel XL Ultra mini gel electrophoresis system includes an intelligent power supply, migration tank and a convenient gel casting set. A photo sensor detects the presence and orientation of the lid and cuts power to the electrodes if the lid is not in place, a key safety feature.