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SLAS2012 final program on
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Everything you need to know about SLAS2012 is now available in the 250-page final program book, which will be distributed to full conference attendees in San Diego and is available online right now. More


The intricacies of technology transfer
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"If the pharmaceutical workplace model were a shapely wedge of clay ready to be retooled, contract organizations might be the hands that create its next form." The co-chairs of the new SLAS Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management Special Interest Group talk about how science professionals are managing the transition of their roles and the transfer of technology to a decentralized model in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

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

SLAS continues to offer epigenetics insight
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The January issue of JBS, the second of a two-part special issue on epigenetic-targeted drug discovery, is now available at JBS Online. Additionally, an ELN feature story, The Lab Man blog and podcast and educational presentations at SLAS2012 (Feb. 4-8) address this important topic. 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"

New Product Award Designation deadline is Feb. 5
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"SLAS2012 is a valuable forum for companies to present their new products for the first time, as we will welcome more than 5,000 influencers and decision makers from around the world," says Michelle Palmer, SLAS president. "The New Product Award Designation will honor companies presenting the most impactful new products that will inspire our scientific community and improve the practice of laboratory science and technology." More


LabAutopedia video: Regulatin' genes
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Rap it now… "Here we go in the embryo — asymmetry. From the egg sac, holla back, regulatin' genes. I don't like it if it ain't zinc finger or homeodomain, you regulatin' genes. How you tell a cell it should be in the spleen? Or your lung? Or your tongue? Yo, you regulate its genes. Wanna talk about development? Of a single cell into a gentleman?" More

Thank you, Amgen and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
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These two organizations will host a networking/learning event, exclusively for graduate students and post-docs, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson University. Obtain real-world insight on launching and building successful laboratory science and technology careers from three industry-leading scientists. TJU is walkable from the San Diego Convention Center and SLAS2012 hotels. Reservations required. 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!
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.
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.


Method of the year 2011
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The ability to introduce targeted, tailored changes into the genomes of several species will make it feasible to ask more precise biological questions. In its annual toast to biological research methods and to the scientists who develop them, Nature has chosen genome editing with engineered nucleases as the Method of the Year 2011. 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

Artemisinin goes with the flow
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Gaining access to the antimalarial compound artemisinin could become easier and less expensive, thanks to a continuous-flow synthetic procedure developed by researchers in Germany. The new procedure improves upon current synthetic approaches, according to its inventors, and offers a more reliable route to the compound than extraction from its natural source, the plant Artemisia annua. More


Axial structure of the Pd(II) aqua ion in solution
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Solution chemistry of Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes is relevant to many fields of chemistry given the widespread applications of their compounds in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, intermediate reaction synthesis and antitumoral drugs. The well-defined square-planar arrangement of their complexes contrasts with the rather diffuse axial environment in solution. 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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Dutch team: Different salt slows down DNA in nanopore
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One of the biggest challenges with DNA nanopore sequencing is that DNA zooms through the pore too fast to take measurements with single-base resolution — a hurdle that has so far limited the approach. Researchers have been working on various ways to put the brakes on the molecule, but now a team of scientists in the Netherlands has found a surprisingly simple way to slow down DNA translocation: to use a different salt in the testing solution. More


Easier testing for diabetics? Biochip measures glucose in saliva, not blood
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Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels. The biochip uses plasmonic interferometers and could be used to measure a range of biological and environmental substances. 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.

Meeting the need for speed
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In concert with the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., has crafted draft legislative language that both political parties hope will streamline and better organize the way that potential drugs come to market. The proposal is known as TREAT, an acronym for Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments. More

A tiny transistor hooks up to individual proteins in human tears
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Wiretapping an enzyme and listening as it unfolds could shed new light on the way proteins work, allowing researchers to monitor structural changes over a longer period of time than was previously possible. To do it, scientists tethered a nanoscale transistor to a molecule found in human tears. Understanding how proteins fold is a key challenge in biology — making synthetic versions is about much more than their molecular contents. More


Study: Stem cells may aid vision in blind people
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Scientists are reporting hints that embryonic stem cells can ease blindness in some people. It's the first results from the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. The research published online in the journal Lancet involved two legally blind patients. They received an injection of cells derived from embryonic stem cells in one eye. More

Magic mushrooms trip up brain activity
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The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms decreases brain activity, possibly explaining the vivid, mind-bending effects of the drug, a new study finds. The decreases were focused in regions that serve as crossroads for information in the brain, meaning that information may flow more freely in a brain on mushrooms. The findings could be useful in developing hallucinogenic treatments for some mental disorders. 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
Choose the new Standard in Lab Automation - SiLA
How do you like straightforward integration and adaptation of systems at lower costs? Using SiLA the replacement cost of existing integrated devices is significantly reduced. System integrators have greater independence in the choice of devices and compatibility problems with device drivers are a thing of the past. infoteam knows how.

You want to know more? Contact infoteam Software! Visit us at LabAutomation in San Diego, Feb4-8, expo hall, Booth no. 232.
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


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Research Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital Cutaneous Biology Research Center
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Technical Supervisor, Special Chemistry & Toxicology
Dynacare Laboratories
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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.
EasyHandling: Cut Engineering Time, Costs
EasyHandling makes Mechatronics easier and faster than ever, with high-performance mechanical technologies and our new EasyWizard programming tool. Cut engineering time, effort & cost by up to 80%. EasyHandling is perfect for Lab applications—ranging from test tube pick-and-place and medical product packaging to hands-off inspection of hazardous materials.
Introducing the BIND® SCANNER from SRU Biosystems
SRU Biosystems has introduced the first and only high resolution, optical, label-free plate reader. Capable of measuring functional responses in individual cells, the SCANNER represents a new paradigm in drug discovery enabling the use of primary cells earlier in drug discovery process. Contact us to learn more.








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