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Continuous Flow Synthesis of alpha-Haloketones – Essential Building Blocks of Antiretroviral Agents
Oliver Kappe, Karl Franzens University of Graz, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014
Catalysis in Flow: Operando Study of Pd Catalyst Speciation and Leaching
Mimi Hii, Imperial College, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014.

Market Reports
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Atomic Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Competitive Landscape, Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global atomic spectroscopy market was valued at an estimated $4.02 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.
Flow Chemistry Market by Reactor Type, Application & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

This report Flow Chemistry Market is segmented by type of reactor with major focus on micro reactor systems. The micro reactor system market is further segmented by type along with geography and applications.
Bionanotechnology
RI Technologies

This report on Bionanotechnology studies the impact of nanotechnology in various biotechnology applications. The study focuses on major applications including food, drug discovery and development, diagnostic tools and devices, and other (bionanosensors).
Chiral Chemicals
RI Technologies

This report focuses on the different methods and applications of Chiral Chemicals and their impact. The study provides global market analysis for preparation of chiral chemicals by traditional, asymmetric and biological methodologies.
China Pharmaceutical Market Outlook
Global Data

The report details the macroeconomic environment of China, providing a background of the financial and demographic situations in the country, as well as identifying key demographics. It covers the pharmaceutical market broken down by market segment, and the popularity of biosimilars and biologics, identifying where the strongest market potentials lie.
Pathways to Efficient Drug Development - Advances in Modeling and Simulation Outcomes to Fuel Pipeline Productivity
GBI Research

The report examines the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is looking for improvements in efficiency whilst acknowledging that pharmaceutical R&D remains a long and risky process. It looks in detail at precompetitive research and evaluates how the industry is pulling together to research solutions to problems that are common to all companies.
Drug Discovery and Development Market in Asia
Global Data

The report provides key data, information and analysis of the major trends and issues affecting the drug discovery and development market in seven major countries in Asia, namely China, India, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.
Phenotypic Drug Discovery Trends 2013
HTStec

HTStec's Phenotypic Drug Discovery Trends 2013 report was published on 20 March 2013. This 59 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on phenotypic drug discovery (PDD) carried out in March 2013.
Benchtop Automation Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on small-scale or benchtop automation carried out in January 2013.
Scientific News
Cancer-Fighting Drugs Might Also Stop Malaria Early
A number of compounds have been identified which could be used to fight malaria.
Collaboration Leads to Possible Shortcut to New Drugs
The reaction, reported in Science, demonstrates how a carboxylic acid can be transformed into a very reactive site through use of a novel photoredox catalyst.
Catalysts That Mimic Enzymes Could Revolutionize Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Structures made of polymer chains allow the catalysts to work in water.
Discovery of How Taxol Works Could Lead to Better Anticancer Drugs
The drug’s interference with the normal function of microtubules could help in designing better anticancer drugs.
Chemists Discover Cancer Drug Candidate Structure
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the correct structure of a highly promising anticancer compound approved by the U.S. FDA for clinical trials in cancer patients.
Novel Drug Targets for Allergy Identified
Researchers have identified several target molecules which are suitable for the development of new allergy drugs.
Drug Does Not Improve Set of Cardiovascular Outcomes for Diastolic Heart Failure
NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure.
Entirely Novel Strategy to Molecular Anticancer Therapy Tricks Malignant Cells
New drug prevents tumour growth by inhibiting the nucleotide sanitizing enzyme MTH1.
New Trial of Personalized Cancer Treatment Begins in Oxford
Phase I trial in Oxford will investigate a new drug, called CXD101.
Flow Microreactor Synthesis in Organo-Fluorine Chemistry
This review focuses on successful examples on synthesis and reactions of fluorine-containing molecules by the use of flow microreactor systems.
Business News
WuXi Facility Passes FDA API Manufacture Inspection
Company's wholly owned subsidiary Shanghai SynTheAll Pharmaceutical (STA) passed an FDA inspection in July for the manufacture of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for a branded commercial drug.
Novartis Provides Drug Candidate Compounds to TB Alliance
Exclusive worldwide license from Novartis includes a novel class of drugs that is active against drug sensitive and multi-resistant strains of tuberculosis.
Thermo Completes Sale of Cole-Parmer to GTCR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of its Cole-Parmer customer channel business to private equity firm GTCR LLC for approximately $480 million in cash.
Evotec, Medicines for Malaria Announce Compound Management Collaboration
The collaboration will support MMV’s Malaria and Pathogen Box initiatives.
Dr. Attila Endre Pavlath Joins the Board of Directors of ComInnex Inc.
Dr. Pavlath’s achievements recognized by ACS at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.
Cancer Research UK, Astellas Partner on Cancer Treatments
The new collaboration will conduct a two-year research programme in the UK to find promising new drug targets for pancreatic cancer.
Alvogen Acquires Dream Pharma for $187M
Transaction creates one of South Korea’s largest generic pharmaceuticals companies.
Global Blood Therapeutics Names Hing Sham Senior Vice President of Chemistry
Enhanced senior management team reflects Company’s commitment to expanding research and development pipeline.
Molecular Profiles, XenoGesis Collaborate
Partnership will support pharmaceutical and biotech drug developers during the pre-clinical and formulation development stage.
AstraZeneca Buys Rights to Almirall Respiratory Franchise
AstraZeneca agrees an initial consideration of $875 million on completion, which may rise to $1.22 billion in development, launch, and sales-related milestones.

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ePosters
PRESEPSIN, A SOLUBLE CD14-SUBTYPE, A POSSIBLE NEW BIOMARKER INCREASES IN SEPTIC PATIENTS’ PLASMA FROM PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT.
1) Department of Laboratory Medicine, 2) Department of Pediatrics, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital

Increased plasma concentration of soluble CD14-subtype (presepsin) was observed in pediatric patients with bacteremia. Presepsin could be a possible biomarker of sepsis in pediatric patients, however, their reference interval in children could be lower than that of adults. More studies with larger number of samples are required to confirm the result.

A Novel Approach Toward Microfluidic Drug Metabolite Synthesis – Electrosynthetic Methodology Simulating Cytochrome (CYP450) Oxidation
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona and Syrris Ltd

A novel microfluidic technology and electrochemical synthesis method is demonstrated for the efficient generation of known drug metabolites. These metabolites are typically generated on first pass hepatic oxidation in vivo. The FLUX Module, a new microfluidic electrochemical cell manufactured by Syrris Ltd., has been employed to generate the metabolites of five commercial drugs: Tolbutamide, Chlorpromazine, Diclofenac, Primidone and Albendazole.
On-chip quantification of miRNA using digital droplet PCR
1. Life Science Technologies, Imec, Kapeldreef 75, Heverlee, Belgium 2. Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Panasonic Corporation, Kyoto Japan

miRNAs have a great potential in diagnostics. Hence, automated profiling of miRNAs are of great interest. In-house technology show that it is possible to implement a multiplexing assay for miRNAs on a microfluidic chip using digital droplet PCR.
High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by DLS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS): thermal stability, colloidal stability and a thermal anomaly in the colloidal stability parameter D1
Digital microphotographic atlas of the adult zebrafish cerebellum
Wagner College

Sagittal, coronal and horizontal, one micron thick plastic (semithin) sections of adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain were photographed in 40X. The sections were then photomontaged together using in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Version 12.0 to make the photographic atlas.
Microwave Assisted Green Synthesis of Aspirin From Over The Counter Pain Creams
Division of Natural Science, Mount Saint Mary College, NY

A successful microwave synthesis of methyl salicylate to aspirin using green catalysts from over the counter pain creams. The process was also prepared and tested in an undergraduate organic chemistry lab.
Analytical Pipetting of Serum
Artel

Many types of chemical and biological analyses are based upon analytical techniques involving accurate delivery of liquid components. Pipetting tools have become commonplace especially in many biological and pharmaceutical laboratories. While these tools are familiar to many, their operational differences when pipetting different types of solutions are often over-looked.
Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
CEA Grenoble

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.
Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
CEA Grenoble – DSV/iRTSV/BGE/ BIOMICS, INSERM U1038 – UJF, Grenoble-France

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.
Rapid analysis of 3D tumour spheroids in soft agar and on ultra-low attachment plates using a laser scanning imaging system
TTP Labtech

The requirement for better in-vitro models that are compatible with high-throughput screening campaigns has led to the development of 3D cell cultures models, especially muliticellular spheroids, which retain many of the morphological and genetic traits of tumours.
Here we describe the formation of such spheroids by two methods: on ultra-low attachment plates and in semi-solid agarose. Both methods are compatible with 96- and 384-well microplate formats.
Application Notes
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
Improved cell viability assay performance using PrestoBlue® Reagent
Tecan Trading AG

Cell proliferation and viability assays are widely used in academic and life science laboratories, and are becoming increasingly common in the pharmaceutical industry. Assessment of cellular viability markers in cell-based applications is mandatory for laboratories working with in vitro systems.
Next Generation Sequencing Method for Illumina TruSeq DNA Sample Preparation Protocol on the Hamilton STAR
Hamilton

The purpose of the TruSeq sample preparation protocol is to add adapter sequences onto the ends of DNA fragments to generate multiplexed sequencing libraries. Good liquid handling is crucial for pipetting precise volumes for example for Agilent Bioanalyzer.
Cytotoxicity in Cells: Easy Determination Using Lonza ViaLight Plus and ToxiLight BioAssays on the SpectraMax L Microplate Luminometer
Molecular Devices

Bioluminescent cytotoxicity assays offer the user increased detection limits, speed, and accuracy, and have been well documented (Crouch et al., 1993). Healthy cells maintain a high constant ATP concentration in culture. During proliferation, the total ATP in the culture increases in line with cell number. Conversely, dying cells are unable to maintain their high ATP level, as synthesis becomes compromised, and so levels are seen to reduce. The level of ATP present within a culture is indicative
Microplate-Based Endotoxin Testing in GLP/GMP Environments with the VersaMax™ Absorbance Microplate Reader and Pyrochrome® Assay
Molecular Devices

Monitoring for contaminants is a critical step during the production process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. A frequent contaminant, endotoxin, can cause fever, inflammation, headache, nausea, and even death. Found in the cell wall of gram negative bacteria, endotoxin has routinely been detected by the sensitive and specific Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay. In the presence of endotoxins, LAL coagulates through an enzyme-mediated cascade, which has then been traditional
Heating on an Atlas Hotplate
Syrris Ltd

In the following experiments, different vessels were heated using the Atlas hotplate, with and without the Atlas Stacking Drybath. In every case, an external thermocouple probe has been used with the system to accurately measure “reaction” temperature.
Analysing Endotherms using Atlas
Syrris Ltd

This application note shows how atlas and reaction monitoring can be used to look at endothermic processes.
Tracking Exotherms using Atlas Reaction Monitoring
Syrris Ltd

This application note shows how atlas and reaction monitoring can be used to look at exothermic processes.
Reaction Monitoring with Atlas 1
Syrris Ltd

This application note reports the use of the atlas system to monitor the hydrolysis of acetic anhydride, a typical test reaction for exothermic processes.
Reaction Monitoring with Atlas 2
Syrris Ltd

This application note details an experiment to show the repeatability and scalability of reaction monitoring signals by using an electrical heater system.
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