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Miniature Columns, Massive Insights: The Transformative Potential of Automation for Purification

A novel combination of miniaturized purification technology, automation and software presents an opportunity to drastically shorten drug or vaccine development timelines by rethinking how purification processes are refined.
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Combining AI and Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Rapid COVID-19 Screening

Technology Networks interviewed Dr Andrew Soltan, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital, to learn more about the CURIAL algorithm and how it is being used alongside Sight OLO, Sight Diagnostics’ machine vision-based blood analyzer, to rapidly triage patients and support infection control within hospitals.
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Looking Towards a Digital Future for Analytical Chemistry Post-COVID-19

We spoke to ACD/Labs, which specializes in informatics platforms for analytical data handling. Andrew Anderson, ACD/Labs’ vice president for innovation and informatics strategy, outlined the challenges analytical chemists have faced during the pandemic and how informatics tools can help to make digital strategies, both remote and in the lab, more streamlined.
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An Automated Age for Western Blotting

Western blotting has been a core technique in molecular biology for many years, however, optimization and reproducibility can be problematic. We spoke to Dr Alexandre Lucas about the automation of western blotting and the difference this advance is making to research.
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How Can Artificial Intelligence Stop the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance?

As we begin to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of antimicrobial resistance has not gone away and remains a priority. Precision medicine company OpGen use molecular diagnostics and informatics to identify AMR before it can spread. To find out more, Technology Networks caught up with OpGen's CEO Oliver Schacht.
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Lab of the Future Post-COVID-19: Bringing User Experience to the Forefront

UX designers are keen to help researchers adapt lab technology to fit remote working practices and prevent instances where company technology is bypassed completely. Here are five trends we expect to see in user experience in the life sciences (UXLS) post-COVID-19.
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Filling in the Blanks of Leading LIMS: A Discussion With LIMS Wizards

LIMS are powerful, but often complex tools. These big software packages can’t meet every need, and a growing field of companies has sprung up to offer labs supplementary tools. We spoke to Robert Jackson, Director of Delivery at LIMS Wizards, to find out more.
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Exploiting the Therapeutic Potential of Plants

Technology Networks recently interviewed Viswa Colluru, founder and CEO of Enveda Biosciences, to find out how the company is “harnessing the complexity of the natural world to tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges”.
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What Are the Essential Features of a Biobanking LIMS?

This year, more than ever, has underscored the critical services that biobanks provide to biomedical researchers and other scientists. By implementing a regulatory-compliant, configurable Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), biobanks can follow best practice guidelines and overcome logistical, regulatory and safety challenges. This guide takes a look at how biobanks can choose the best LIMS to suit their operations.
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A “Losing” Proposition: Tackling the Problem of Lost or Unrecovered Analytes in Chromatography

Liquid chromatography has proven to be an invaluable tool in analytical labs. However, despite being a “mature” technique, there are still some areas that prove problematic, leading to suboptimal results. One such area is the loss of analytes during the chromatographic process, but design innovations are aiming to overcome this problem.
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