Designed to fit on a lab bench, the RoboMicroScope I (RoboDesign International, Inc.) is a fully modular and expandable protein crystal imaging and analysis system.
PicoTREC a Topography and RECognition imaging system (Molecular Imaging Corp.) combines real-time detection of molecular recognition events and single-molecule sensitivity with the imaging capability of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).
Solution parallel solution phase synthesizer features 2 sizes of septum-sealed reactors, coaxial probes and an enclosed work area flushed with nitrogen that allows reliable performance of sensitive reactions.
The LabChip 3000 Drug Discovery System performs unattended biochemical and cell-based screening assays using Caliper Life Science's microfluidic chips. The entry level LabChip 3000 Development Station is a basic system that is fully upgradeable for high-throughput screening applications.
CellBIND culture surface (Corning Inc. Life Sciences) incorporates a patented technology that uses a microwave process for treating the cell culture surface.
Multi-element probes provide ultrasonic processing of samples in 96well, deep-well plates. The probes deliver ultrasonic intensity directly into the sample no energy is lost. The complete assembly is approximately 260 mm long, and can be mounted on a laboratory stand or an automated system.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A consortium of researchers from The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Purdue University, and Orion Genomics is nearing its goal of finding an efficient method to isolate and sequence maize (corn) genes.
by Elizabeth Tolchin The FDA, this week, issued recommendations to researchers for planning and designing studies for the development of drugs that treat the side effects associated with smallpox vaccines.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Database tools that identify antisense genes and alternative splicing are helping drug companies weed out bad targets.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new software tool developed specifically for HIV researchers is advancing the next wave of HIV therapeutics.
by Elizabeth Tolchin By studying the effects of sugar on gene expression in "reward" regions of the rat brain, researchers found a mechanism for addiction that is similar to that for morphine addiction.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Tighter government funding may mean tough times at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) specifically for intramural research and competing grants.
by Elizabeth Tolchin The first draft of the chicken genome sequence was added to public databases this week, providing another valuable model for comparative studies. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, assembled the genome of the Red Jungle Fowl, Gallus gallus , which is the ancestor of domestic chickens ( Gallus domesticus ).
by Elizabeth Tolchin The new Task Force on Drug Importation, will be soliciting feedback from pharmaceutical and biotech corporations and scientists, which will factor into the recommendation submitted to Congress by the US Food and Drug Administration on whether to allow drug importation.