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Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Labs with Informatics and Automation

Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Labs with Informatics and Automation

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We spoke to Steve Conly, Vice President & General Manager, Microbiology for BD Diagnostics Systems, to learn more about the challenges facing clinical microbiology labs, and how informatics and automation solutions can help overcome these.

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Newly Discovered Biomarker Could Help Diagnose Hearing Loss Earlier

Newly Discovered Biomarker Could Help Diagnose Hearing Loss Earlier

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In collaboration with UConn, Sensorion have identified the first potential biomarker for noise-induced hearing loss, findings which were recently presented at the 53rd American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting.

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Cinderella and Mass Spectrometry: Insightful Multi-Dimensional Data Analysis

Cinderella and Mass Spectrometry: Insightful Multi-Dimensional Data Analysis

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Proteomics is a powerful technology for analyzing low-abundance proteins for disease research. But it’s stalled by imprecise and often irreproducible data analysis. Here, David Chiang, Founder of Sage-N Research, explains how his company uses multidimensional separation to improve peptide identification in MS/MS.

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Streamlining Monoclonal Antibody Purification for Therapeutic Candidate Screening

Streamlining Monoclonal Antibody Purification for Therapeutic Candidate Screening

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To develop the best therapeutic mAb for treatment of a disease, hundreds of clones must be screened in downstream assays characterizing specificity, affinity, and binding kinetics. This article highlights ways to increase the throughput of purifying mAbs.

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Data-Independent Acquisition: A Superior Technique in Mass Spectrometry?

Data-Independent Acquisition: A Superior Technique in Mass Spectrometry?

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Whilst Mass Spectrometry is undoubted in its status as a central part of the proteomics toolkit, there is still debate about the way that MS data should be acquired and analyzed. Here, we talk to Florian Marty, Director Global Product Support at Biognosys AG, about why he believes that data-independent acquisition is a superior acquisition technique.

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How Automation Can Help Fight Disease

How Automation Can Help Fight Disease

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Research into major diseases is a time-critical field. Automation can help make research faster and more reproducible. In this blog, we discuss the advantages and challenges of incorporating automation into pathology with Coleman Stavish, Proscia Inc's Chief Technology Officer.

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Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing: Creating a Robust and Productive Process

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing: Creating a Robust and Productive Process

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We recently spoke to Alice S. Chuck, Ph.D. Manufacturing Sciences & Technology Team Leader at Samsung BioLogics to learn more about the company and the completion of their newest facility, 'Songdo Plant No.3'. Alice discusses the key stages of biomanufacturing and highlights the importance of regulatory compliance.

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Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Oncomine Dx Target Test, a cancer diagnostics panel, is set to be made available to 160 million people in the US through both Medicare and Medicaid and private insurers. We spoke with Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical NGS and Oncology for Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the progress of NGS tests in the clinic.

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What Makes Hair Curl?

What Makes Hair Curl?

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In work published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists from New Zealand and Japan tested two previously proposed theories of hair curvature using curly merino sheep wool.

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Is Iceland the Future of Cheaper, Greener Supercomputing?

Is Iceland the Future of Cheaper, Greener Supercomputing?

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We talked to Spencer Lamb, Verne Global’s Director of Research, to find out more about why Iceland could be a cheap, green solution for the data demands of modern research.

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