FEI announced that Maria Carbajo from the Universidad de Extemadura, Spain, is the winner of the FEI Image Contest for her “Spider Skin” image. Carbajo’s entry shows the texture of the skin of a spider, with a hair root and brochosomes from a leafhopper preyed upon by the spider.
Analytik Jena AG, based in Jena, Germany has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Upland, California-based UVP, LLC, including its subsidiary, Ultra-Violet Products Ltd., located in Cambridge, UK. UVP is a manufacturer of bioimaging systems for applications in proteomics, genomics, plant and animal sciences.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has offered to pay about $13.6 billion to buy genetic testing equipment maker Life Technologies in a cash deal that will create a giant company serving research and specialty diagnostics. The Waltham, Mass., company said Monday it has agreed to pay $76 in cash for each share of Life Technologies, which is based in Carlsbad, Calif.
Pittcon 2013 continues to showcase the release of groundbreaking products for a variety of life science applications.
As Pittcon 2013 kicks off this week, companies are unveiling their latest products to the market.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences announced Jane Stout, from the United States, Anushree Balachandran, from Australia and Markus Posch, from the UK, as the winners of the GE Healthcare 2012 Cell Imaging Competition.
Automated liquid handling instruments are essential component for a wide range of high throughput screening laboratories encompassing disciplines such as biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, and crystallography. Such automated pipetting instruments allow increased throughput and efficiency, eliminating tedium and the potential for error associated with manual pipetting.
The judges dove Down Under to select an Australian video of freshwater rotifers as First Prize winner in the 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, a forum for showcasing microscope photos and movies of life science subjects.
SeparateIT gels represent a novel gel matrix for DNA electrophoresis. Gel polymers are arranged in a conceptually different way, in accordance with a new theoretical model of gel electrophoresis.
Using ready-to-use ELISA kits from manufacturers is easy and convenient. Sometimes however, home-made ELISA is required because there is no kit available with the right antibodies or the characteristics of the available kits such as their limits of detection are not appropriate.
Using new methods that detect extremely low levels of DNA molecules, researchers investigated the molecular mechanism of action of various commercially available DNA decontamination reagents. They found that when using high concentrations of DNA and short incubation times, none of the conventional reagents destroyed DNA molecules efficiently, despite their corrosive or even toxic properties.