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Screening Living Cells at High Speed
Industry Insight

We recently spoke with Eric Hobbs, CEO at Berkeley Lights to learn more about "digital cell biology". Eric also describes how optofluidics can be used to gain fast, comprehensive measurements and insights across thousands of cells in parallel.

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BioAccord LC-MS: Making Mass Spectrometry Available to the Masses
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Earlier in 2019, Waters Corporation announced their BioAccord LC-MS System for biopharmaceutical analysis. We spoke with John Gebler, PhD, Director of Strategic Business Development at Waters Corporation to learn more about the BioAccord System and its applications.

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Overcoming the Data Analysis Bottleneck in High-throughput Chemistry
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Whilst some aspects of biochemistry research have become increasingly high-throughput, other, like analysis of chemical data, are too often laborious and slow. We talked to Andrew Anderson, Vice President of Innovation and Informatics Strategy at ACD/Labs about how the field is being changed by automation and how Katalyst hopes to speed up pharmaceutical development.

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Zika vs Dengue: Minimizing Cross-reactivity in Immunoassay Development
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The Zika virus poses a significant global risk, and there is currently no vaccine or specific treatment available for those infected. Having access to sensitive and specific diagnostic assays is essential to disease management, and in enabling effective research and the development of therapeutics. We spoke to Nick Roesen, Founder and COO of The Native Antigen Company, to learn about the Zika virus immunoassays that have been developed to overcome cross-reactivity with Dengue.

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Anti-influenza Agents Inspired by Immunotherapy
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Given the urgent need for compounds that can effectively prevent and treat influenza, San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics are working to develop antiviral conjugates. We spoke to Les Tari, Senior VP of Research, to find out about their unique approach and lead candidate.

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Developing a Single-shot Vaccine Against Chikungunya
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Chikungunya is a viral disease which can be transmitted via the bite of a mosquito infected with the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Currently there is no preventative vaccine approved for use. We recently spoke with Thomas Lingelbach, CEO at Valneva to learn more about the development of the company's chikungunya vaccine candidate and the results of their recent Phase 1 clinical study.

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ASMS Introduces… An Overview of What’s New for 2019
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The 67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics is currently in full swing in Atlanta, Georgia. Bringing together over 6,500 scientists from across the globe, companies working in the mass spectrometry field also take this opportunity to share their latest developments and innovations. Here we will take a look at some of the release highlights for 2019.

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Why Should Antibodies Be Manufactured Recombinantly?
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Given that bad antibodies are likely to blame for a significant proportion of the reproducibility crisis in science, any efforts to reduce batch-to-batch variability are more than welcome. One company with a plan to help in this area is “Absolute Antibody”, who believe that recombinant antibodies are the way forward. To learn more about making antibodies with recombinant technology, we spoke to Ian Wilkinson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer.

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A Microfluidic Approach to Gene Delivery in GMCT
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The development of GMCTs has been halted by issues surrounding the most critical step in their creation, the introduction of new genetic material. Recently, Indee Labs announced the publication of a study illustrating the efficacy of it's GMCT development and manufacturing technology. We spoke with Indee Labs' CEO Ryan Pawell to learn more about the technology and its applications.

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Bringing Balance to the Lab
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It is an undeniable fact that the success of most experiments in R&D and analytical labs hinges on reliable weighing. It should go without say that dependable lab balances are critical. Often little focus is given to such a vital cog in the machine.

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