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  • Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Technical Article
    Karine Bagramyan, Aneela Reddy, Dobrin Nedelkov, Markus Kalkum
    Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is undoubtedly the most potent biological toxin known. Intravenously injected it could paralyze and kill a human being at a dose of just 1.2 ng BoNT per kg body weight. read more
  • Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Friday, February 08, 2013
    Technical Article
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Most commonly, laboratory automation involves a few hundred wells run for a specific purpose. SLAS 2013, the meeting of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, was held at the Gaylord ... read more
  • Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Application Note
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Expanded bed adsorption (EBA) was introduced in 1999 with adsorbents that were used for pressure-driven packed beds. These had densities in the range of 1.1–1.5 g/mL, which was not much higher than ... read more
  • Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Monday, December 24, 2012
    Technical Article
    Laurent Baron, Bobby Chavli, Lois Tack, Annette Summers
    For years, forensic laboratories in the U.S. have struggled to reduce DNA sample processing backlogs and human errors, both of which hinder timely and reliable criminal convictions. read more
  • Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Monday, February 06, 2012
    Technical Article
    Caitlin Smith
    Sample preparation is an important component for analysis in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC). This article outlines commonly used ... read more
  • Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Friday, January 28, 2011
    Technical Article
    Michael Lichtenauer, Stefanie Nickl, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Andreas Mangold, Andreas Mitterbauer, Stefan Hacker, Matthias Zimmermann, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit
    Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), a buffer solution commonly used in many biological research fields, contains monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, and dibasic sodium phosphate. read more
  • Effective Forensic Sample Tracking and Handling

    Effective Forensic Sample Tracking and Handling

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    Application Note
    Tal Murthy, Brian Hewson
    With implications for the success of a legal case, forensic samples must be stored under optimal conditions to avoid DNA deterioration. Failure to maintain proper storage conditions can result in ... read more
  • Fish-Related Standard Reference Materials

    Fish-Related Standard Reference Materials

    Sunday, February 01, 2009
    Technical Article
    Michele Schantz, Stephen A. Wise, Steven J. Christopher, W. Clay Davis, Rusty D. Day, Jennifer M. Keller, John R. Kucklick, Stephen E. Long, Elizabeth A. Mackey, David Point, Barbara J. Porter, Dianne L. Poster, Katherine E. Sharpless, Gregory C. Turk
    Humans have been eating fish for thousands of years, enjoying its nutritional benefits. In extreme cases, health risks posed by contaminants can outweigh the health benefits imparted by fish ... read more
  • Aligning Ultrafast NMR Spectroscopy and Cold Probe Technology to Reveal the Mysteries of Protein Dynamics

    Aligning Ultrafast NMR Spectroscopy and Cold Probe Technology to Reveal the Mysteries of Protein ...

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006
    Application Note
    Judit Losonczi, Eriks Kupce, George Gray, Peter Sandor, Bernhard Brutscher
    The understanding of protein dynamics, the way these molecules fold to form a stable structure, interact with other molecules, or undergo changes during enzyme activity, etc., in their native ... read more
  • Procurement and Supply of Cell Storage Systems for the Biotechnology Laboratory

    Procurement and Supply of Cell Storage Systems for the Biotechnology Laboratory

    Thursday, December 01, 2005
    Technical Article
    Steve Scheuring, Jim Gordon
    Specifying a cell storage system is an important decision for any life sciences laboratory. read more
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