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European Lead Factory: An Open Innovation Experiment in Drug Discovery
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Earlier this year, an international consortium of 30 partners launched the five-year European Lead Factory in an unprecedented attempt to open up chemical libraries, ignite great minds in drug discovery and accelerate progress of creating novel medicines. The initiative involves pharmaceutical companies, academia and small and medium-sized enterprises. Read about its progress to date in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More


JALA June podcast explores new sample preparation technique
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JALA Podcast Editor David Pechter talks with Scott Berry and David Beebe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on their IFAST technique to rapidly purify analytes from samples for improved high-throughput analysis. The authors provide insight into the technology and its future, including an opportunity to develop world diagnostics with a clinical trial in Uganda using this device in the field to perform HIV viral load testing. More

It's time to write for LabAutopedia!
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The SLAS scientific wiki continues to grow its valuable compilation of laboratory science and technology knowledge as a result of the commitment of dedicated contributors worldwide. LabAutopedia Editors Al Kolb and Burkhard Schaefer request all SLAS members to consider drafting articles on topics including high-throughput screening automation; incubation; nanobiotechnology; data analysis; neural networks; genetic algorithms; and data formats and standards to name a few. More

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SLAS2014 offers micro/nano technologies track
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The SLAS2014 micro/nano technologies track encompasses new and emerging technologies including microfluidics, microarrays, microreactors, nanodevices and nanotechnologies with emphasis on methods and materials applicable to high-throughput chemistry, biology and clinical analysis. Abstract proposals for podium presentations for this and six other tracks are due Aug. 5. SLAS2014 will be held Jan. 18-22 in San Diego. More

Two days remain to submit MipTec 2013 abstracts
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Presented in collaboration with SLAS, MipTec 2013 is set for Sept. 24-26, Basel, Switzerland. Abstract submissions are being accepted through May 31. Topics include medicinal chemistry of chemical space; stem cells in biomedicine; next-generation sequencing; high-content screening; peptide therapeutics; enzymology and drug discovery; biobanking; natural products and synthetic biology; industry-academic collaboration; and jumpstarting innovations. Young scientists submitting MipTec poster abstracts should check the travel grant box for an opportunity to be named the SLAS Young Scientist Delegate, which includes a travel award to SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego. More


2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition begins June 5
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There is still time to register for the 2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7, Shanghai. From keynote speakers Chad Mirkin and Yinxiang Wang through closing speaker Jonathan Connick, the stage is set for incredible knowledge sharing in drug discovery science and laboratory technology. Optional short courses, dynamic scientific sessions and exhibits from 40 multinational companies await attendees. Register today! More

JBS June issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell–Derived Dopaminergic Neurons to Evaluate Candidate Parkinson's Disease Therapeutic Agents in MPP+ and Rotenone Models," "Novel Methodology to Identify TRPV1 Antagonists Independent of Capsaicin Activation" and "Identification of a Small-Molecule Inhibitor of Bacterial AraC Family Activators" are among the original research articles in the June issue. SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members can view the issue online now. More

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Biosimulation: Journey through the therapeutic life cycle
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Pharmaceutical companies' investments in biosimulation are growing by more than 18 percent annually, and for good reason. With innovation, regulatory, and budget pressures, there is a need to move to a rational drug development process built on deeper knowledge and lower costs. Simultaneously, our growing awareness of the complexity of disease and the volume of collected data is challenging pharmaceutical companies. More

Models from big molecules captured in a flash
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To learn how biological molecules like proteins function, scientists must first understand their structures. Almost as important is understanding how the structures change, as molecules in the native state do their jobs. Existing methods for solving structure largely depend on crystallized molecules, and the shapes of more than 80,000 proteins in a static state have been solved this way. More


ICBME 2013 abstract proposals due June 1
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The Biomedical Engineering Society of Singapore is accepting abstracts for the 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2013), Singapore, Dec. 4-7, 2013. Major themes for this conference include bioimaging and biosignals; biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics and computational bioengineering; biomedical devices and biomedical instrumentation; biomedical robotics and surgical technology; neuroengineering and rehabilitation engineering. More

Fine chemicals diversify
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"The major part of fine chemicals is, and will always be, pharma," says industry consultant Jan Ramakers. Nearly 70 percent of the roughly $100 billion-per-year market for fine chemicals is in active ingredients and intermediates for pharmaceuticals. In recent years, however, pharmaceutical markets have cooled off, and growth has slowed. More

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New Biohit Picus Electronic Pipette

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Stroke patients improve in first stem cell trial
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It's too soon to rejoice, but the first people to receive stem cell therapy after a stroke have shown unexpected but modest improvements in their condition. For the first time since their stroke, some are able to lift limbs, grip objects and walk unaided a year after treatment. "We're comfortable with the notion we're seeing something that's real, with some hints of improvement and no issues of long-term safety," says John Sinden of ReNeuron, the U.K.-based company that developed the treatment. More

Obama administration offers $1 billion for healthcare innovation
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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that nearly $1 billion will be made available in the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards for projects that have a "high likelihood" of cutting cost while delivering better outcomes. The awards, a product of the Affordable Care Act, range from approximately $1 million to $26.5 million for a three-year period. More

Gene association discovered for 'hole in the heart'
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A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies — known as "a hole in the heart" — has been discovered by researchers. British Heart Foundation professor Bernard Keavney, from the University of Manchester and Newcastle University, led the research which saw investigators from Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford and Leicester universities in the U.K., together with colleagues in Europe, Australia and Canada pool resources. More

Free webinar explores safe scaling of pressure reactions
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"Characterize, Optimize and Scale-up Pressure Reactions," a 25-minute METTLER TOLEDO webinar featuring analytical chemist/spectroscopist Brian Wittkamp, reviews critical pressure-reaction design parameters and explores enabling technologies that help chemists gain better reaction control and more valuable reaction information for easier, safer and more cost-effective scale-up. More

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B vitamins could delay dementia
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Despite spending billions of dollars on research and development, drug companies have been unable to come up with effective treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Now, A. David Smith at the University of Oxford and his colleagues have discovered that, in some patients experiencing mild cognitive impairment, a cocktail of high-dose B vitamins could prevent gray matter loss associated with progression to AD. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More

Will 'libido in a pill' help women?
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Since Viagra came on the scene in the late '90s, men with sexual disfunction have been able to pop a pill and get busy to their hearts' content. For women, it's harder: There's not yet a cure for a lack of female arousal, though as many as 30 percent of women between 20 and 60 years old may suffer from some degree of hypoactive sexual-desire disorder (H.S.D.D.), a lack of lust so dire it creates emotional distress, according to a New York Times Magazine story. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
BMG LABTECH is releasing its newest instrument, the CLARIOstar, a high performance microplate reader with advanced monochromators, spectrometer, and filters. With this cutting-edge, hybrid technology, the CLARIOstar offers clear superiority with unparalleled flexibility and sensitivity.

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