Labtronics Inc. has announced the release of a new Validation Toolkit for their LIMS interfacing applications, LimsLink and LimsLink CDS .
Quantikine ELISA for mouse ICAM-1 is now available from R&D Systems. ICAM-1 (Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1) is an inducible transmembrane molecule that plays a role in cell migration, antigen presentation and leukocyte activation.
NF?B is widely recognized as a critical mediator of immune and inflammatory responses. Other identified subunits include p52 (NF?B2), c-Rel, and RelB. The p65, cRel, and RelB subunits are responsible for transactivation.
PRIMA 40 backed nitrocellulose membranes for immunodiagnostic assays, are lateral flow membranes featuring a nominal flow rate of 40 sec/4 cm. Designed to significantly reduce issues related to the use of viscous load biological samples, e.g.
SofTouch Electronic Pipettes provide a feather-touch button to initiate multiple liquid handling functions, including pipetting, reverse pipetting, multiple dispensing, sequenced dispensing, diluting, and mixing.
Apoptosis Suite enables examination of three separate biological aspects of cell death in order to assess whether each cell is in the early- mid- or late-stages of apoptosis. The suite includes assays for membrane changes (Annexin V), activation of caspase enzymes, and DNA fragmentation (TUNEL).
HyperMu Insertion Kit enables generation of a complete DNA sequence from even the largest BAC clone with the two unique primers and HyperMu Transposon, and eliminates the need for primer walking or subcloning.
Serologicals Corporation has announced that its research division, Chemicon International, Inc., will launch an OligoDetect® assay for fast and accurate detection of nucleic acids specific to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
Alto Matrices make reproducible sections of the mouse and rat brain. Stainless steel and acrylic units are offered, in either coronal (perpendicular to a center line) or sagittal (parallel to center line) cutting sections.
Bruker Optics Inc. now offers a variety of new applications for supporting drug discovery, ranging from the molecular to the cellular level, based on new accessories and infrared technology. This new concept is called "Infrared Fingerprinting".
New 96-Well Pattern Sealing Film is adhesive-free around the 96-wells, a feature that prevents the adhesive from adhering to plastic pipette tips or metal probes. The adhesive is solvent free.
Agarose Blenders are Agarose I/TBE and Agarose/TAE powder blends that provide improved background, clarity and resolution in electrophoresis. The TBE (or TAE) buffer is already mixed in with the agarose at a 1× concentration.
IN Cell Analyzer 1000 modular, sub -cellular image analysis platform provides can be used in screening, lead profiling, target validation and assay development.
West Nile virus (1) is a flavivirus, which can infect humans, birds, horses and other mammals and is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The virus was recently introduced into the Eastern United States, with the first case reported in 1999, and has spread rapidly across the continent. (2) It presents a threat to human and animal health, with the most severe infections causing encephalitis, which can be fatal. In 2002 the Centers for Disease Control reported 3,893 laboratory-positive human cases in the US resulting in 254 deaths, a greater than 50 fold increase when compared to 2001 laboratory-positive human cases.