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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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New Cell Growth Pathway Could Improve Treatments of Metastatic Cancers

USA: Cancer Research

New Cell Growth Pathway Could Improve Treatments of Metastatic Cancers

While researchers have a basic understanding of how primary cancer cells grow, less is known about metastasis, the deadly process by which cancers spread. A team of UCLA’s School of Dentistry has found that mEAK-7, a gene they discovered last year, may play a significant role in cancer metastasis, at least in lung cancers. read...

Integra Donates 20,000 Dollars to Cancer Research

Switzerland: Fight Against Breast Cancer

Integra Donates 20,000 Dollars to Cancer Research

When Integra Biosciences launched the Pipetgirl in 2015, the company pledged to donate $ 15 from every sale to internationally renowned research institutes dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. The company’s latest donation of about $ 20,000 has been awarded to the Swiss Cancer League (Krebsliga Schweiz). read...

When Bees and Plants Miss Their Date

Japan: Climate Change

When Bees and Plants Miss Their Date

Early snowmelt increases the risk of phenological mismatch, in which the flowering of periodic plants and pollinators fall out of sync, compromising seed production. Gaku Kudo of Hokkaido University and Elisabeth J. Cooper of the Arctic University of Norway have demonstrated that early snowmelt results in the spring ephemeral Corydalis ambigua flowering ahead of the emergence of its pollinator, the bumblebee. read...

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

USA: Business Transaction

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Biotek Instruments for $ 1.165 billion. With anticipated tax benefits for Agilent, the net purchase price is expected to be approximately $ 1.05 billion. read...

Robot-Ants Inspired by Nature

Switzerland: Robotics

Robot-Ants Inspired by Nature

A team of EPFL researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete complex tasks together. These reconfigurable robots are simple in structure, but they can jump and crawl to explore uneven surfaces. read...

New Code Ensures Traceability in the Textile Industry

Sweden: Unique Cryptotag

New Code Ensures Traceability in the Textile Industry

How can a garment's origin be derived in a safe and credible way? How can the producer guarantee that it has been produced in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way? A new, secure traceability system developed in a research project at the University of Borås is to ensure all that. read...

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When Bees and Plants Miss Their Date

Japan: Climate Change

When Bees and Plants Miss Their Date

16.07.19 - Early snowmelt increases the risk of phenological mismatch, in which the flowering of periodic plants and pollinators fall out of sync, compromising seed production. Gaku Kudo of Hokkaido University and Elisabeth J. Cooper of the Arctic University of Norway have demonstrated that early snowmelt results in the spring ephemeral Corydalis ambigua flowering ahead of the emergence of its pollinator, the bumblebee. read...

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