With more and more applications of the microfluidics industry becoming apparent, giving scientists the tools they need has never been more important. This article highlights major industries that benefit from microfluidic technology, and provides insights into how demands for microfluidic components are changing.READ MORE
Chromatography is the backbone of analytical laboratories with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) representing the largest portion. Classical HPLC has been challenged - or complemented - in the last decade by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC).
A key statistical test in research fields including biology, economics and psychology, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is very useful for analyzing datasets. It allows comparisons to be made between three or more groups of data. Here, we summarize the key differences between these two tests, including the assumptions and hypotheses that must be made about each type of test.READ MORE
Professor Alain van Gool, Professor of Personalized Healthcare at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, helps oversee Radboudumc’s 19 Technology Centers, which span multiple aspects of biomedical science. He also has a rather more specialized position as head of the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML).READ MORE
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
Recent improvements in technology are enabling the simultaneous detection and quantitation of large numbers of metabolites from biological samples. Here, we examine the challenges and innovations in metabolomics technologies and find out how these tools are impacting on clinical biomarker discovery.READ MORE
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a powerful analytical mass spectrometry technique that has generated numerous diagnostic and clinical applications, especially for the identification of microorganisms for medical diagnosis. Here we take a look at the role of MALDI-TOF in clinical microbial identification and what its future looks like.READ MORE
Prevention and detection of harmful microorganisms within the food industry, be it in your own kitchen, during the production chain or right back at the producer is imperative to keeping consumers healthy. Changes occurring in our climate are also causing shifts in the niches inhabited by microbes, and scientists must keep ahead of the game to prevent emerging issues.READ MORE