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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
  • Plate Washing in 1536: Evaluation of a Double-Column Aspirator Head

    Plate Washing in 1536: Evaluation of a Double-Column Aspirator Head

    Thursday, October 22, 2009
    Application Note
    Michelle Batchlett, Jason Cassaday, Carissa Ohart, Kurtis Berry, Oleg Kornienko, Jim Chang
    Plate assays (1536-well) that require washing (i.e., enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays [ELISAs] and cell-based), are not routinely implemented in high-throughput screening laboratories due to the ... read more
  • Minimizing Liquid Delivery Risk: Operators as Sources of Error

    Minimizing Liquid Delivery Risk: Operators as Sources of Error

    Saturday, September 01, 2007
    Technical Article
    Wendy Vaccaro
    This is the third in a series of articles entitled “Minimizing Liquid Delivery Risk,” addressing the most common causes of liquid delivery error and providing guidance on how to address and overcome ... read more
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