We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Blog

Automated Microfluidic Systems for Gene Editing
Blog

Recently, Oxford Genetics and Sphere Fluidics announced a multi-partner collaboration to expedite the development of automated microfluidic systems for rapid and high-throughput gene editing in mammalian cells. We spoke with Emily Leproust, PhD, CEO of Twist Biosciences, and other collaborators from the partnership to discuss the background of this announcement and the need for automated systems in gene editing.

Read More

Take a Good Book Around
Blog

Our recent social media poll on "book recommendations for scientists" provided an incredible response. We decided to collate this information and give you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new read. Enjoy!

Read More

Harnessing AI in a Battle Against Aging
Blog

A recently announced collaboration between Juvenescence, Ltd., and NetraMark Corp. has yielded a new joint venture, NetraPharma, which aims to fight aging-related conditions. We spoke with NetraMark founder Dr. Joseph Geraci to find out more about how the process of targeting and treating neurodegenerative disorders will be radically changed by AI.

Read More

Challenges and Promises of Translational Informatics
Blog

In this blog, Fan Fan, Vice President of Product Management at DNAnexus, a company focused on biomedical informatics and data management, discusses trends in translational informatics and how it has begun to revolutionize healthcare.

Read More

The Biggest Challenges for Data Integrity
Blog

Ensuring that data is reliable, reproducible, and therefore valuable means companies in both regulated and non-regulated spaces must keep data integrity at the heart of their informatics operations. We talked to John Zenk, Validation Services Manager at laboratory informatics consultancy CSols, Inc, to find out what the biggest concerns in data integrity are and how companies can take steps to overcome these challenges.

Read More

Supporting Drug Discovery with Cell-centered Models of the Immune System
Blog

Many biological processes, specifically the immune system, operate at a cellular level. CytoReason have harnessed this knowledge to build computational, high-resolution, mechanistic models for a range of diseases that enables better discovery and validation of drug targets.

Read More

Deciphering RNA to Predict if a Patient Will Respond to a Targeted Drug
Blog

We recently spoke to Alif Saleh, CEO of Scipher Medicine to learn how RNA data from a patient’s blood sample can be used to determine the underlying molecular processes driving a disease, and establish how well a patient will respond to a particular therapy.

Read More

Building a Smart City
Blog

Cities often don't work very well. Bins don't get collected. Traffic queues are long. Shops run out of goods. The Russian team behind Airalab think that AI can help streamline cities and the economy more widely. Their Robonomics platform aims to make it easier to bring automated, intelligent technology into the economy. With Smart City projects already on the go, from Dubai to Milton Keynes, we spoke to Airalab's Aleksandr Kapitonov to find out more.

Read More

Assembling the Pieces of the Genomic Puzzle
Blog

OmniTier Inc.’s new bioinformatics platform, CompStorTM Novos, takes a de novo assembly-based variant calling approach to the challenge of whole genome sequencing. We caught up with Jon Coker, Omnitier’s CTO, to discuss how this approach matches up to rival techniques, and how high-performance computing approaches like Omnitier’s hope to bring personalized medicine a step closer and boost biology in coming years.

Read More

What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?
Blog

In areas such as food analysis, where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.

Read More