Before the safety and efficacy of a new vaccine can be evaluated in a Phase I clinical trial with human subjects, it must first undergo non-clinical safety evaluation in animal models. This article explores the full process.READ MORE
In this article, we explore why academia and research can be hard on an individual's mental health, speaking directly with the individuals and organizations that are championing mental health discussions in this space, and highlight areas where we're perhaps falling short and could improve.READ MORE
New to cell culture? Then look no further. Here you will find a basic overview of all things cell culture, from setting up a cell culture lab to understanding basic principles and fundamental techniques. A great starting point to springboard into the world of cellular biology.READ MORE
The transition from manufacturing vaccines in smaller quantities required for academic research to the mass production that is required to protect the global population can be a daunting task. In this article, we discuss key challenges related to the large-scale production of vaccines and also highlight ways to overcome these.READ MORE
In this article, we will explore the manufacturing strategies and tools that the biopharmaceutical industry adopted to make such efficient COVID-19 vaccine production possible.READ MORE
Mass spectrometry (MS) plays a vital role in many aspects of our lives, from diagnosing illness and detecting food contaminants to fighting fraud. In order for a sample to be analyzed by MS, it must however, first be ionized. There are a number of ways of achieving sample ionization depending on the sample type, target analyte and desired workflow. In this article, we consider some common ionization techniques and sample types for which they are best suited.READ MORE
A key element to all mass spectrometry (MS) systems is the type of detector used to convert a current of mass separated ions into measurable signal. Different types of detectors are used depending upon factors including dynamic range, spatial information retention, noise and suitability to the mass analyzer. In this article, we consider some of the commonly used detectors.
Mass spectrometry (MS) is a key techniques in analytical chemistry and plays a role in many varied aspects of day-to-day life. In this article, we take a look at the fundamentals of MS, how it works, variations that can be used at each stage of the process and how they can be combined to suit different sample types or analytical questions.READ MORE