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Exosomes: Isolation and Investigation
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Exosomes are small vesicles of 30 to 150 nm. To investigate their function there is a need to optimize and standardize the methods employed to isolate exosomes. However, before exploring the different methods, it is worth explaining what makes exosomes so interesting…

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Working To Keep Drinking Water Safe
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Official limits are in place regarding the levels of a multitude of substances that are deemed to be safe and acceptable in drinking water, but to fulfill these requirements analysts need the tools to enable them to do this. We spoke to Yan Liu, and Katariina Majamaa from Thermo Fisher Scientific about their new columns designed to enable rapid separations of contaminants prior to analysis using ion chromatography-mass spectrometry (IC-MS).

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A Better Lifecycle for Analytical Methods?
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Hovione, a global contract development and manufacturing organization, has adopted method lifecycle management techniques (MLCM) for its chromatographic and detection. We sat down with Hovione’s Principal Analytical Chemist of Analytical Development, Antonio Ramos and Waters Corporation’s Principal Consulting Scientist Dr Paula Hong to discuss MLCM.

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A Microfluidic Approach to Gene Delivery in GMCT
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The development of GMCTs has been halted by issues surrounding the most critical step in their creation, the introduction of new genetic material. Recently, Indee Labs announced the publication of a study illustrating the efficacy of it's GMCT development and manufacturing technology. We spoke with Indee Labs' CEO Ryan Pawell to learn more about the technology and its applications.

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Bringing Balance to the Lab
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It is an undeniable fact that the success of most experiments in R&D and analytical labs hinges on reliable weighing. It should go without say that dependable lab balances are critical. Often little focus is given to such a vital cog in the machine.

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Entering the Antibody Lottery: Tips for Avoiding Dubious Sources
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Having reliable antibodies can make or break your assay. However, sourcing the right antibody for the job can sometimes feel like you’re entering the lottery: there are so many on the market, and often they just don’t live up to what was promised. To learn more about antibody validation and its importance, we got in touch with Anthony Couvillon, PhD, Scientific Marketing Project Manager at Cell Signaling Technology.

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The Danger of Dioxins - Solutions To Keep Us Safe
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One group of contaminants to the food chain that are getting particular attention are dioxins and related chemicals. We spoke to Fausto Pigozzo, director of workflow development for food and beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the problems that dioxins pose for consumers and analysts, and how their solutions are improving detection.

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Flow Cytometry in the Clinic
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Flow cytometry is a technique used to count and analyze the size, shape and properties of individual cells. Not just a valuable research tool, flow cytometry is also finding its stride in several clinical areas. Following BD Biosciences’ launch of a new sample preparation instrument, we spoke to Stephen Gunstream, VP and general manager, to get his insights on the role of flow cytometry in the clinic.

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Single-cell DNA Analysis: Driving Dynamic Changes in the Treatment of Cancer
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We recently spoke to Charlie Silver, CEO and Co-Founder of Mission Bio, to learn more about how they are helping researchers profile mutational heterogeneity at the single-cell level.

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Talking Genes, Exercise and Nutrition With DNAFit
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DNAfit is a personalized health and wellness company that offers an array of nutritional profiling services based on genetic science and technology. We spoke with Avi Lasarow, CEO and founder of DNAFit, to learn more about why it is important to look at our genetics in relation to diet and exercise choices, and what research currently exists in the field.

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