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On-Line Endotoxin Measurement

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

On-line PyroSense™ endotoxin detection system facilitates in-process monitoring of fever-causing gram negative bacterial endotoxin in "water for injection" (WFI) systems used for the production of injectable drugs, medical devices, and other therapeutic products.

Fume Hoods Offer Design Flexibility

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

Clean Air Products Series 1411 Fume Hoods are available in stainless steel, white polypropylene and fire-retardant white polypropylene for design flexibility, chemical resistance and operator safety. They are available in 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 ft. widths, and 30, 36, and 42 in.


Large Capacity Cryogenic Storage

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

Large capacity cryogenic storage units offer advanced auto-fill controls. Freeze-Guard system monitors the filling solenoid and takes action to correct a stuck open situation.


Multi-Platform Rocker

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

The BioRocker produces the level of agitation that blotted membranes and gels require. Its speed is adjustable over a wide range (8 to 40 rpm). Optimal adjustment of both parameters provides a gentle "wave" effect that lifts and washes over gels and blotted membranes.

Valveless Piston Pump

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

Model STRH piston pump integrates patented CeramPump® valveless piston pumping principal with precise stepper control. Piston stroke displacement is adjusted using an easy-grip flow control ring graduated in 450 divisions resulting in an accuracy of 1% or better.

Silicone-Jacketed PTFE Hose

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

This hose incorporates a cover of pure silicone, which encases stainless steel overbraided PTFE, to protect personnel from high temperatures during handling. At the same time, the outer surface remains clean and smooth.


Class II Enclosure Accommodates Robotics

February 9, 2004 4:30 am | Articles | Comments

Compact, walk-in Class II-style clean air and containment enclosure designed for high-volume robotic and automated equipment applications, the BioPROtect® Jr.


Preventive Anti-Angiogenic Therapy for Cancer 2/6/04

February 6, 2004 11:05 am | Articles | Comments

by Karen Dente In a recent presentation at the New York Academy of Sciences, Judah Folkman, MD, of Children's Hospital Boston (a teaching hospital with Harvard Medical


Veloce System Multiplexes Microfluidic Chromatography 2/5/04

February 6, 2004 5:40 am | Articles | Comments

by Chris Dickey, DrPH Nanostream's analytical system formally announced at LabAutomation 2004


An Entry Level Liquid Handler 2/4/04

February 6, 2004 4:44 am | Articles | Comments

by Chris Dickey, DrPH Looking to extend its reach into academic and small biotechnology laboratories, Beckman Coulter Inc., Fullerton, Calif., introduced a smaller and less expensive version of its Biomek FX liquid handling system at the LabAutomation 2004 meeting in San Jose, Calif.


Drews Offers Bleak Outlook for Drug Development 2/3/04

February 3, 2004 12:04 pm | Articles | Comments

by Chris Dickey, DrPH The productivity/innovation gap identified in a now-famous equation developed in 1996 by Juergen Drews, MD, that sent shock waves through the pharmaceutical industry is showing few signs of abating despite the addition of thousands of potential new genomic-based targets.


Screening Identifies New Class of Anticancer Agents 2/2/04

February 2, 2004 11:52 am | Articles | Comments

by Chris Dickey, DrPH Through use of high-throughput screening, scientists at Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley, N.J., identified a class of small molecules called Nutlins, which activates the tumor suppressor p53 by preventing the binding of a key inhibitor.


Pharma Giant Funds Start-Ups 1/30/04

January 30, 2004 1:55 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Looking for a new source of venture capital for that great idea you've been carrying around? Call Novartis. The Novartis Venture Fund, which recently released its 2003 activity report, committed $35 million in new financing last year.


Crystallographers and Programs Speak the Same Language 1/29/04

January 29, 2004 2:33 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin There are literally hundreds of small computer programs that analyze diffraction data obtained from x-ray protein crystallography. A new program, called Elves, provides a unified interface that removes the tedious human intervention involved in using those other programs.

Quantitative Measurements Of FRET Using Standard Fluorescence Microscopy

January 29, 2004 10:44 am | Articles | Comments

Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a technique used for quantifying the distance between two molecules conjugated to different fluorophores.


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