This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.


  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Apr. 18, 2012    SLAS2013    Moving? New job? Let SLAS know.      





Screen Your Compounds at Multispan

Offers the fastest turnaround, highest quality and most diverse GPCR assay panel.
Email us


Providing clean, uninterrupted electrical power.

Certified UPS’s to protect your laboratory’s critical instrumentation and resolve current and potential power issues.


The most comprehensive LIMS solution

For supporting the unique requirements of bio molecular lab systems, UNIConnect delivers what others can’t.


Industry-renowned sample management software

13 of 20 top pharma/biotech companies have chosen Titian’s modular Mosaic™ software to control their sample storage/preparation. Find out why.

Ten Research-Packed Issues Annually

JBS is the leading peer-reviewed journal focused on drug discovery sciences.

Ultimate Online Product Directory

The SLAS Market Place offers access to new and existing technology products and services for your laboratory.



SLAS2013 call for abstracts now open!
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interested in sharing your work with the laboratory science and technology community at SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla.? Submit your abstract for a podium presentation by July 30 and/or a poster presentation by Oct. 26. SLAS2013 educational tracks are Assay Development and Screening; High-Throughput Technologies; Micro/Nano Technologies; Informatics; Diagnostics; Bioanalytical Techniques; and Drug Target Biology. More


2012 SLAS Asia Conference discounts end Monday
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Register by Monday, April 23, and save! The 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, "Advances in Drug and Life Sciences R&D Through Laboratory Technology," June 19-21, Shanghai, explores drug discovery technologies, stem cells in drug discovery, and drug discovery from screening to therapy. 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

LabAutopedia seeks editor
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An energetic SLAS volunteer is needed to build and manage content for the SLAS LabAutopedia wiki. This free, web-based information and idea exchange for laboratory science and technology has enjoyed more than 2.3 million page views to date. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success and momentum of an important SLAS initiative. A small stipend is offered. 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"
Inline Homogeneous ELISA Processing

The Nexar® system provides inline sample storage, liquid handling, incubation, and detection. High throughput, miniaturized reaction volumes and walk-away operation. Check it out!

"Negotiating Work and Life — How to Find the Joy"
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are no easy answers to negotiating a demanding career in science with other interests and priorities, but many find it helpful to obtain support and ideas from those who seem to be managing. Joanne Kamens of Addgene shares her thoughts in a new feature on SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

Rao editorial: The NIH and the regenerative medicine field
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Stem cells come in many flavors. The scientific distinction to make between these cells is not whether they are embryonic, fetal, adult or cadaveric, but rather the properties of the particular stem cell that is harvested for use." 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition keynote speaker Mahendra Rao comments in the March 2012 issue of Regenerative Medicine. More


JALA Online releases new manuscripts
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Detection of Cells Captured with Antigens on Shear Horizontal Surface-Acoustic-Wave Sensors" and "Performance Evaluation of 3D Polystyrene 96-Well Plates with Human Neural Stem Cells in a Calcium Assay" are among the articles published online ahead of print. More

SLAS ELN awards $500 Amazon gift card
SLAS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kevin McLeaster, Laboratory Automation Engineer, Discovery Chemistry Research, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Ind., is the winner of the SLAS ELN Welcome to the Neighborhood sweepstakes. Congratulations Kevin! Keep reading and enjoying the SLAS e-zine — people focused and people sourced. More

New Biohit Roboline™ Liquid-Handling Automate
The Biohit Roboline™ is the ideal companion to automate your routine pipetting work. This small, quiet, and compact liquid handling automate is easy to place anywhere in the lab.

• Precise pipetting, minimizing   human error
• Open programmability
• Saves time and increases   efficiency
• Easy-to-use
• Quiet and compact

Discover Roboline at
Investigate major signaling pathways
Cisbio provides a panel of cellular kinase assays dedicated to the measurement of site-specific phosphorylation, in an endogenous cellular environment. These homogeneous assays represent a reliable, robust and rapid alternative to classical technologies like Western Blot, ELISA or bead-based assays.
Alpaqua Magnet Plates... Like No Other
ALPAQUA® offers 24-well, 96-well & 384-well magnet plates with integrated spring technology for touch-off dispensing and complete supernatant removal while eliminating costly tip crashes and occlusions. Strong NdFeB magnets enable rapid, reliable bead capture and retention. Alpaqua magnet plates are SBS compliant and compatible with many liquid handlers, plate hotels & stackers.


Science crowdfunding website approaches first $100,000 raised
TPM Idea Lab    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article, a crowd-funding website restricted specifically to accredited scientific research projects, is getting close to its first $100,000 in funds raised just a month after launching, according to founder Matt Salzberg. "We have had two projects successfully reach the end of their funding cycles and both earned about $10,000 each," Salzberg told TPM in a telephone interview. More

Controlling the code
Chemical & Engineering News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
DNA carries the instructions for assembling all of life's essential building blocks. Logic would have it that decoding the human genome, achieved a decade ago, would set out a straight, if dauntingly steep, path for inventing new drugs: Determine the genetic mutation driving a disease and then find the right compound to overcome it. More

How tropolones synthesized in fungi: 70-year-old chemical mystery solved
PhysOrg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chemists and biologists from the University of Bristol have finally cracked one of the longest standing chemical mysteries. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team demonstrated exactly how an unusual class of compounds known as tropolones are synthesized in fungi. More

HCS at 40 images/second

In only 8 minutes, TTP Labtech’s acumen eX3 screens:
• Whole wells at 20x
• 96-3456 well plates
• 4 fluorescent colours • AND gives your results immediately!
Zoom HT- the fastest washer

Fast single shuttle plate transfer between washer and built-in 60-plate storage device. Excellent wash quality due to the precise 3-dimensional positioning of wash head. MORE

Branchpoint expansion in a fully complementary 3-way DNA junction
Journal of the American Chemical Society    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Branched nucleic acid molecules serve as key intermediates in DNA replication, recombination and repair; architectural elements in RNA; and building blocks and functional components for nanoscience applications. Using a combination of high-resolution single-molecule FRET, time-resolved spectroscopy and molecular modeling, we have probed the local and global structure of a DNA three-way junction in solution. More

Dried blood spot analysis by digital microfluidics coupled to nanoelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Analytical Chemistry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dried blood spot samples on filter paper are surging in popularity as a sampling and storage vehicle for a wide range of clinical and pharmaceutical applications. For example, a DBS sample is collected from every baby born in the province of Ontario, Canada, for quantification of approximately one hundred analytes that are used to screen for 28 conditions, including succinylacetone, a marker for hepatorenal tyrosinemia. More


Human eggs grown in lab could produce unlimited supply of humans
Popular Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first human eggs grown from human stem cells could be fertilized with human sperm cells later this year, potentially revolutionizing fertility treatment for women. This could be one more step on the path toward reproduction sans human interaction — in this case, a potential parent wouldn't even need to donate her eggs. More

Water, water everywhere — but is it essential to life?
Science Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key beliefs in chemistry: that proteins are dependent on water to survive and function. The team's findings, published this month in Chemical Science, could eventually lead to the development of new industrial enzymes. More


Best evidence yet that a single gene can affect IQ
New Scientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A massive genetics study relying on fMRI brain scans and DNA samples from over 20,000 people has revealed what is claimed as the biggest effect yet of a single gene on intelligence — although the effect is small. There is little dispute that genetics accounts for a large amount of the variation in people's intelligence, but studies have consistently failed to find any single genes that have a substantial impact. More

Secrets of molecule that helped build the universe exposed
Live Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study of one of the most fundamental molecules in the universe has given scientists clues into how the very first stars were formed. For the first time, researchers have calculated the vibration patterns of a compound called H3+ (also known as a triatomic hydrogen ion), which consists of three hydrogen atoms sharing two electrons. More


1,3,8-triazaspiro[4.5]decane-2,4-diones as efficacious pan-inhibitors of hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase 1-3 (HIF PHD1-3) for treatment of anemia
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The discovery of 1,3,8-triazaspiro[4.5]decane-2,4-diones (spirohydantoins) as a structural class of pan-inhibitors of the prolyl hydroxylase (PHD) family of enzymes for the treatment of anemia is described. The initial hit class, spirooxindoles, was identified through affinity selection mass spectrometry (AS-MS) and optimized for PHD2 inhibition and optimal PK/PD profile (short-acting PHDi inhibitors). More

Outsourcing trends in China
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Compared with its counterparts in other countries, the Chinese pharma services industry has been developing extraordinarily fast in the past decade. Although only having a short service history, it has attracted a large number of pharma and biopharma companies almost from all over the world for a variety of outsourcing opportunities. More

Rapid Sample Transfer Between Different Labware Formats
This application note by INTEGRA discusses and demonstrates how the advent of adjustable spacing multichannel pipettes presents labs with a valuable new tool for accelerating tasks where samples need reformatting while at the same time increasing precision, reliability and comfort of the pipetting procedure. MORE
Get your
bigger picture
Molecular Devices’ new ImageXpress® Micro XL Widefield HCS System captures three times the area with one image and delivers statistically relevant results in a third of the time. Explore how you can achieve your high content analysis objectives at
Announcing Labcyte Consumables Website
Labcyte has introduced a new consumables website designed to be a one stop solution for Labcyte® consumables, from product research to purchase and fulfillment. The new website will allow you to:

• Review product specifications
• Request product samples
• Order consumables (US currently, EU soon)

Visit for the latest product information.


Institute Associate Scientist II
MD Anderson Cancer Center
USA – TX – Houston

Assistant Professor – Biological Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA – WI – Madison

Director of Clinical Operations
Onyx Pharmaceuticals
USA – CA – South San Francisco

More jobs at SLAS Career Connections

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.
Get your free automation consultation
Astech Projects launch new turnkey approach to automation at SLAS! Composed of four key steps – consultation & proposal, concept design study, proof of concept, and detailed design, manufacture and testing – Astech currently offers the initial consultation & proposal free of charge. Apply for yours today.


SLAS Point-to-Point
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Dennis Hall, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2656   
Contribute news

This edition of SLAS Point-to-Point was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe from receiving SLAS Point-to-Point, click here. To unsubscribe from all SLAS e-mail communications, please click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!

SLAS Terms of Use Policy
Recent issues

April 18, 2012
April 11, 2012
April 4, 2012
March 28, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063