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SLAS2012 speaker Bob Ballard featured in ELN
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Ocean explorer Bob Ballard talks about the tools and technology necessary to do his work and, most importantly, to tell others about it and advance exploration for generations to come. Get the flavor for his SLAS2012 presentation by reading the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature. More


JALA and JBS special issue deadlines approach
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The SLAS journals take an in-depth look at several exciting laboratory science and technology areas. Topics and 2012 abstract submission deadlines are as follows:
JBS Special Issue on Stem Cells: Feb. 1
JALA Special Issue on Robotics: Feb. 15
JALA Special Issue on Drug Development and Delivery: March 15

Small automated pipettors perform big
SOLO & SOLOPlus Automated Pipettors are the perfect choice for automating repetitive and time consuming applications. Available in single channel, 8-channel and 12- channel configurations the SOLO handles serial dilutions, kinase assays and next-gen sequencing prep with ease. Multiple deck configurations, accessories and robotics are available. See more at Email

'Rebooted and Upgraded — SLAS2012 Show Preview'
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Drug Discovery News released an SLAS2012 story last week, with thoughts from Co-chairs Dan Sipes and Frank Fan, as well as SLAS CEO Greg Dummer. The First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition is Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. More

Long-Term Storage (LTS) per Study

Starfruit Software/Database Service - LTS per Study. You can control who to use a sample. Visit Store – Starfruit Library to see "Starfruit Sample Locator BIMS"

Career Connections: Year-round assistance
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Combining an always-available online job service and conference-based career center — each targeting laboratory science and technology specialties — makes SLAS Career Connections a valuable tool for those seeking new opportunities. The SLAS2012 program includes two workshops, individual career coaching by appointment and job boards. More


SLAS2012 is mobilized for your convenience
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Access from your smartphone or tablet and find everything you need for a fantastic conference experience. SLAS2012 is mobile thanks to sponsor BioTek. More
Array Tape™ Flexible Microplate Replacement
Douglas Scientific’s Array Tape™ is a flexible microplate replacement for high throughput applications. It’s a continuous polymer strip, embossed with reaction wells in customized volumes and formats including 384-well arrays. Miniaturized well sizes of 1 µL allow smaller reactions and reduce reagent costs. Request a free sample today!
Protect Your Automation with Alpillo® from ALPAQUA®
Alpillo® microplate cushions from ALPAQUA® are designed to enhance automated precision pipetting. Integrated spring technology allows for touch-off dispensing and complete aspiration of every microliter of precious samples and reagents from SBS standard microplates. Protect your instruments & consumables and eliminate troublesome tip crashes & head contamination - all while improving pipetting consistency.
MaxCyte® VLX™ Large Scale Transfection System
The MaxCyte® VLX™ Large Scale Transfection System is specifically designed for extremely large volume transfection and is able to transfect up to 2E11 cells in less than 30 minutes with high cell viability and transfection efficiencies. This system is ideal for rapid, gram scale production of proteins and monoclonal antibodies.


Lab automation solutions
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Academic and industrial laboratories are under pressure to be more productive with limited resources. Laboratory automation is a critical and effective solution to the needs of modern science. It is difficult to imagine a modern laboratory without at least one piece of automated equipment. Increased throughput and decreased volume dictate the need for efficient robotics and precise connectivity between analysis steps. More

Track Cell Behavior Kinetically

Track cell behavior kinetically and reduce assay time with quantitative, reproducible data from within your incubator! Explore the IncuCyte and CellPlayer Kinetic Assays.
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Conductance-based chemical sensing in metallic nanowires and metal-semiconductor nanostructures
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Conductance-based chemical sensing in metal-semiconductor nanostructures and all-metal nanowires of atomic dimensions is garnering increased interest. Adsorbed gas molecules can migrate to a metal-semiconductor junction, thereby shifting the magnitude of the Schottky barrier and altering electrical impedance, whereas atomic scale metal junctions can sensitively report the presence of adsorbates through their impact on ballistic electron transport. More

Get Connected to Laboratory Science at Pittcon 2012
If you are a scientist or researcher looking for the latest innovations in laboratory equipment–then Pittcon 2012, the world’s largest annual conference and expo for lab science, is a must attend event. Register now at

High-resolution dose-response screening using droplet-based microfluidics
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A critical early step in drug discovery is the screening of a chemical library. Typically, promising compounds are identified in a primary screen and then more fully characterized in a dose–response analysis with 7–10 data points per compound. Here, we describe a robust microfluidic approach that increases the number of data points to approximately 10,000 per compound. More


Inhibiting gap junctions in hepatic cells effectively prevents drug-induced liver injury
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Inhibiting gap junctions in liver cells could provide a feasible strategy to preventing drug-induced liver injury, investigators claim. A team from two hospitals and two universities demonstrated that the progression of DILI is gap-junction dependent. Their experiments demonstrated that treating mice with a small molecule inhibitor that specifically target the hepatic gap junction protein connexion 32 provides significant protection against liver damage and death resulting from subsequent or simultaneous challenge with known hepatotoxic drugs such as acetaminophen. More

Flexible, Reliable Lab Automation Solutions

Whether your lab is manual, semi-automated or fully automated, FlexLink has flexible conveyor systems and solutions that fit perfectly where space is limited and close machine interface is required.

Clearer picture of a proteasome
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A new structural analysis of the yeast proteasome and one of its components promises to advance scientists' understanding of this macro-molecular machine, which breaks down proteins that are no longer needed. The proteasome is a key regulator of the cell cycle and a target for anticancer drugs. More

'Killer cells' and diabetes
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Killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease can inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin, new University research has uncovered. The study provides the first evidence of this mechanism in action and could offer new understanding of the cause of Type 1 diabetes. More

RapidFire High-throughput Mass Spectrometry Systems

Agilent Technologies’ RapidFire is an SPE-based solution that enables detection of native compounds by mass spec. Requiring no labels or surrogates, it enables the screening of intractable or challenging targets which are not amenable to fluorescence or luminescence. Sample throughput is 10x faster than conventional MS screening methods. MORE

A pro-drug approach for improving antituberculosis activity of potent Mycobacterium tuberculosis type II dehydroquinase inhibitors
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The synthesis of high-affinity reversible competitive inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis type II dehydroquinase, an essential enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, is reported. The inhibitors reported here are mimics of the enol intermediate and the effect of substitution on C2 was studied. The crystal structures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis type II dehydroquinase in complex with three of the reported inhibitors are also described. More


Curing from hand to mouth
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Looking to leverage its infrastructure and expertise in antiviral drug development, manufacturing and commercialization, Gilead Sciences Inc. in November signed a definitive agreement to acquire Princeton, N.J.-based Pharmasset Inc. for $137 per share in cash, which values Pharmasset at approximately $11 billion. The acquisition will "greatly accelerate our goal to develop and bring to market oral regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus, regardless of genotype," says Dr. John C. Martin, chairman and CEO of Gilead. More

Largest-ever quantum calculation uses 84 qubits and takes 270 milliseconds
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Vancouver-based quantum computer maker D-Wave Systems is the kind of company that often gets mixed reviews — either kudos for working on the edge of a new and potentially groundbreaking technology, or dismissal for not delivering the kind of Earth-shattering technology people were expecting. Today, D-Wave is marking one in the win column after announcing that it has achieved the world's largest quantum computation using 84 qubits. More

Standardisation in Lab Automation - infoteam knows how
With SiLA (Standardisation in Lab Automation), we offer a standardised software foundation that enables easy integration of complex, automated systems. Modular systems controlled by the process management system can easily be replaced, separately tested and validated. Plug and play. We know how to connect you.
Visit Labcyte Tutorials at SLAS2012
Come see all three Labcyte tutorials at SLAS2012 and learn about the latest applications of the Echo® liquid handler and Access™ workstation in qPCR and biochemical assays. With the Echo liquid handler and Access workstation you can eliminate tip costs and increase the throughput of miniaturized assays. The future of science is sound. MORE
FSSI: Advanced Compound Management Services
Focused on Outsourced Materials Management and Sample Preparation Services, FSSI supports Compound Management, Research and Discovery Screening, and Chemistry. FSSI performs Sample Reformatting and Full Repository Services with on-demand 24-48 hour delivery. FSSI offers diversity screening libraries, pre-weighed building blocks in custom aliquots, full preparative purification, and high-throughput analysis.


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Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
USA – CA – San Diego

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
USA – CA – Los Angeles

Scientist, Laboratory Automation
Intrexon Corporation
USA – VA - Blacksburg

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