Top Tips for Selecting a Custom Manufacturing Partner
With life science industries facing increased competition, global regulatory demands, and pressure to shorten time to market, outsourcing part – or all – manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. But what should be considered in choosing such a custom or contract manufacturing partner?
Building Better Cell Lines
Scientists have access to several approaches for developing cell lines. Whilst some tried and true methods have fallen by the wayside with the adoption of newer technologies, many older protocols are still in use alongside next-generation methods.
Silencing the SARS-CoV-2 Receptor With CRISPR and Epigenetic Modifications
What happens when you transiently turn "off" the gene that encodes ACE2, the protein that is required for SARS-CoV-2 to enter and infect cells? This is what Jamie Hackett and colleagues are currently exploring in animal models, to determine whether epigenetic silencing could be a treatment approach for COVID-19 in humans.
Database Offers Access to 200 Million Immune Sequences From COVID-19 Patients
In an exclusive interview, Technology Networks spoke with Felix Breden, scientific manager at iReceptor Plus, to learn more about the iReceptor Plus Gateway – a repertoire of almost 200 million T and B cell receptor sequences from COVID-19 patients.
Sequencing the Human Microbiome: Opening the Black Box
Researchers are using sequencing technologies to rapidly expand our knowledge of the human microbiome and identify undiscovered bacterial genomes.
What Can the Naked Mole-rat Teach Us About Cancer?
Technology Networks recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ewan St. John Smith, from the University of Cambridge, to learn more about the work his laboratory is conducting to determine the mechanisms behind the naked mole-rat’s exceptional resistance to cancer.
SARS-CoV-2 Is Re-emerging Following the Relaxation of Lockdown Restrictions
In many countries, after weeks or months of tight COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, governments and officials have been gradually relaxing the rules. However, cases are now cropping up in areas declared "coronavirus free".
"Biology Has Become One Huge Canvas" – An Interview With Brain Prize Winner Sir Adrian Bird
This year's winners of the Lundbeck Foundation’s Brain Prize are Sir Adrian Bird and Huda Zoghbi, who are recognized for their work towards understanding the inherited brain disorder Rett syndrome. Technology Networks recently spoke to Sir Adrian to discuss his lab’s contribution towards decoding the syndrome's origins.
Eco-nutrition Label for Labware Could Make Science a Greener Place To Be
In science, being green can be challenging but one not-for-profit organization are trying to do something to fix that. Hear about the ACT label initiative, an eco-labeling system similar to food nutritional labeling, for laboratory products enabling scientists to understand the environmental impact of a product and its packaging and make informed choices.
Talking Viral Mutations, Genome Sequencing and Antigenic Drift With Dr Timothy Triche
Technology Networks interviewed Dr Timothy Triche to gain his perspectives on how analysis of unique strains can help to define the scope and severity of COVID-19, why this is a complex process and the possible negative implications of antigenic drift.