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Novel Neuromuscular Junction Model Benefits Drug Discovery

Novel Neuromuscular Junction Model Benefits Drug Discovery

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The first functional stem-cell derived neuromuscular junction model has recently been licensed, which could help the quest to develop new drugs to treat associated neurodegenerative diseases. We caught up with James Hickman, CSO, Hesperos, to learn more about the model, and some of the benefits it brings.

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Harnessing Stem Cells for Blood Vessel Regeneration

Harnessing Stem Cells for Blood Vessel Regeneration

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Vascugen recently announced that it had licensed stem cell technology for blood vessel regeneration at IU School of Medicine, which could lead to new treatment options for patients suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia. We caught up with Carter Cliff, CEO, Vascugen to learn more about the technology and the science behind it.

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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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What Makes Hair Curl?

What Makes Hair Curl?

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In work published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists from New Zealand and Japan tested two previously proposed theories of hair curvature using curly merino sheep wool.

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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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Human Cell Culture Made Easy

Human Cell Culture Made Easy

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We spoke to Dr Mark Kotter to learn about some of the limitations of current disease and drug discovery research models and the benefits that using human stem cells can bring.

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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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MicroTissue: Transforming Drug Discovery

MicroTissue: Transforming Drug Discovery

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We spoke to Ping Yeh, CEO of StemoniX, to learn more about the company and their mission. With an aim to accelerate and optimize drug discovery and development, StemoniX creates ‘ready-to-use’ microtissue plates that mimic the native organ tissue.

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Overcoming Challenges in Single Cell Analysis

Overcoming Challenges in Single Cell Analysis

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BD Biosciences has developed a method with the potential to transform both single cell transcriptional profiling and high parameter proteomics

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