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Sartorius Launched New Modular Bioreactor Vessel for Cell and Gene Therapy Applications

Modular Bioreactor

Sartorius Launched New Modular Bioreactor Vessel for Cell and Gene Therapy Applications

12/07/2019 - Following the trend towards biopharmaceutical medicine Sartorius launched for its ambr 250 modular benchtop automated mini bioreactor system new vessels, which are designed for gentle stirring and optimum growth of cell lines. The system allows cost-effective, scalable process development of cell and gene therapies. read...

What if Two Chromatograms do not Look Perfectly Alike?

Errors in Method Transfer

What if Two Chromatograms do not Look Perfectly Alike?

04/07/2019 - High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods are commonly developed on instruments different to those used for routine application. The following article describes the challenges this poses for users. read...

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Merck Acquires Lab Informatics Company

Germany: Laboratory Software

Merck Acquires Lab Informatics Company

Merck has acquired BSSN Software, a Germany-based laboratory informatics company that makes data more readily accessible for ease of integration, collaboration, analysis and long-term archiving. Financial details were not disclosed. read...

Synthetic Biology Enhances Communication Between Plants and Microbes

UK: Crop Yields

Synthetic Biology Enhances Communication Between Plants and Microbes

An interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has engineered a novel synthetic plant-microbe signalling pathway that could provide the foundation for transferring nitrogen fixation to cereals. Enhancing the root microbiota has enormous potential for improving crop yields in nutrient-poor soils and reducing chemical fertiliser use. read...

Soft Robots: Grippers with a Sensitive Touch

Switzerland: Robotics

Soft Robots: Grippers with a Sensitive Touch

Over the next three years, researchers from various European institutes will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer Supra Polix on the next generation of robots: (soft) robots that ‘feel pain’ and heal themselves. The partners can count on three million Euro in support from the European Commission. read...

New Method Identifies Important Bacteria Groups

USA: Gene Flow

New Method Identifies Important Bacteria Groups

Identifying species among plants and animals has been a full-time occupation for some biologists, but the task is even more daunting for the myriad microbes that inhabit the planet. Now, MIT researchers have developed a simple measurement of gene flow that can define ecologically important populations among bacteria and archaea, including pinpointing populations associated with human diseases. read...

Halix to Start Operational Production at New cGMP Facility

The Netherlands: Biopharmaceuticals

Halix to Start Operational Production at New cGMP Facility

Halix, a contract development and manufacturing organization of clinical and commercial proteins and viral products, based in the Netherlands, announced the interim delivery of a new 6,700 m2 cGMP facility in Leiden Bio Science Park. read...

Taking Fingerprints from Petroleum and Other Complex Mixtures

UK: New Analytical Method

Taking Fingerprints from Petroleum and Other Complex Mixtures

Scientists at the University of Warwick claim that they have developed a more powerful method of analyzing chemical mixtures. The method has been able to assign a record-breaking number of 244,779 molecular compositions within a single sample of petroleum. read...

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Used Car Batteries Could Power Farms in the Developing World

UK: Second Life of Batteries

Used Car Batteries Could Power Farms in the Developing World

15.08.19 - The number of electric vehicles increases rapidly. Now the question arises on what to do with used batteries. Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a way not just to recycle those used batteries, but repurpose them as small energy storage systems (ESS). read...

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