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Milestones in IVF

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In this list, we look at some of the developments that led to Louise Brown’s birth, and how IVF has progressed since then.

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Optimizing Starting Material Quality for Cellular Therapeutics

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When a company strives to make an excellent product, they start with the highest quality materials. Cell therapy is unique in that the building blocks for the “product” are living human cells; since each donor is unique, variability is inevitable. Choosing optimal apheresis instrumentation and collection methods is one of the most important steps in ensuring high-quality starting material.

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine

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A portrait of Henrietta Lacks has recently been unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to recognize her life and the vital contributions HeLa cells have made to science.

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Answer the challenges of CDS Data integrity - Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd

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Data integrity continues to be a hot topic for the regulatory agencies in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted into Pigs

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted into Pigs

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Bioengineered lungs have been successfully transplanted into adult pigs, with remarkable results.

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Viruses Spread their Net Through Adaptation
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New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same.

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Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive
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Researchers have shown that triple negative breast tumours - which are the most aggressive and have the fewest treatment options - might one day be treated with a drug that cuts the 'phone lines' between normal cells and tumour cells.

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Ebola Vaccine Progress and Shortfalls Highlighted
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Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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The Biosimilars Market is Likely to Grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 49.1% from 2015 to 2020
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The global biosimilars market was valued at $2,552.0 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $26,551.3 million by 2020, supported by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.1% during the forecast period 2015 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s report.

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The New Normalization in Western Blotting
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A western blot is supposed to give you information on true experimental conditions or differences between samples. It is instrumental for the detection of proteins in research discovery and biopharma. In this article, we will be explaining the two main western blotting normalization methods; the older housekeeping protein method and the newer TPN method.

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Current Trends in Bispecifics, Dual-action and Combination Therapies
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It’s becoming increasingly apparent that treatments for complex diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and depression are unlikely to target a single molecule in the pathological pathway. Drug developers are turning to new ways to exploit more than one drug target at a time.

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