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Tackling Antibiotic-resistance: Nitric Oxide-based Treatments for Respiratory Diseases
Tackling Antibiotic-resistance: Nitric Oxide-based Treatments for Respiratory Diseases
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The failure of conventional antibiotics to treat numerous antibiotic-resistant infections necessitates the development of new agents – as a natural anti-microbial nitric oxide holds particular promise.

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A Move Towards Precise Management of Bacterial Infections
A Move Towards Precise Management of Bacterial Infections
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Following the recent FDA approval of a procalcitonin assay, we spoke with a representative from Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. to learn how measuring this important biomarker will improve the healthcare landscape.

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Developing Bispecific Antibodies
Developing Bispecific Antibodies
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Bispecific antibodies (bsAbs) harness the specificities of two antibodies and combine them to simultaneously recognize different antigens or epitopes. This ‘two-target’ functionality has meant that interest in their use for therapeutic applications has increased considerably. We spoke to GenScript’s Liusong Yin, PhD, and Jie Ma, to learn more about bispecific antibodies and the associated challenges developing them.

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A New Generation of Flow Cytometers Advances Multiomics
A New Generation of Flow Cytometers Advances Multiomics
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Flow cytometry allows the analysis of physical and biochemical features of cells. Advances in machine that can characterize and sort cells will allow researchers to look deeper than ever before into the proteome and transcriptome. We talk with Bob Balderas, VP Market Development at BD on how the cutting-edge machines like the FACSymphony S6 cell sorter incorporate new technology and advance multiomics research.

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Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Labs with Informatics and Automation
Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Labs with Informatics and Automation
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We spoke to Steve Conly, Vice President & General Manager, Microbiology for BD Diagnostics Systems, to learn more about the challenges facing clinical microbiology labs, and how informatics and automation solutions can help overcome these.

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Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
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We spoke to Barbara Fallowfield, Commercial Manager, Mologic, to learn how improvements in diagnostics could help clinicians to overcome current antimicrobial stewardship challenges and tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting
Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting
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Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the laboratory. We caught up with Alex Studer, VP of Marketing and Innovation at INTEGRA Biosciences, to discuss the company’s aim to transform the world of pipetting.

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Building in Purity
Building in Purity
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Laboratories rely on the constant provision of high quality water for a variety of purposes, from glass washing to reagent preparation and instrumental analysis. It is all too easy to take this valuable commodity for granted yet, behind the scenes, a great deal of thought goes into designing a facility that reliably and cost-effectively provides water of the required quality on a round the clock basis.

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Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing
Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing
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Despite the important role glass plays in science, the skill to develop the glassware is in decline. Scientific glassblowing has now been classed as an endangered craft by The Radcliffe Trust.

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Uncovering the Dark Matter of Microbiota
Uncovering the Dark Matter of Microbiota
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We spoke to Dirk Löffert, Ph.D., CEO of Biomillenia, to learn about some of the challenges of isolating live bacterial species, and how microbiome-on-a-chip technology can help overcome some of these.

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