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2012 SLAS Innovation Award: 9 finalists selected
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The road to fame and $10,000 continues. The SLAS Innovation Award Panel of Judges has selected nine presentations for final evaluation at SLAS2012, scoring them for impact on laboratory automation and screening, originality/creativity, quality of the science and oral presentation. More


SLAS2012 discounts until Dec. 12
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Save up to $350 by registering as an SLAS member before Dec. 12 for the SLAS First Annual Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 4-8, in San Diego. 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

Feb. 1 abstract deadline for JBS special issue on stem cells
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JBS Guest Editors Marcie Glicksman, Ph.D., Kelvin Lam, Ph.D. and Laura Pajak, Ph.D. invite abstracts for proposed data-driven research papers and/or reviews on stem cells (including embryonic, iPS, cancer, mesenchymal and neural stem cells), self-renewal and differentiation, and regenerative medicine. More


Bridging the valley of death: How can academia and pharma best work together?
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The National Institutes of Health calls the process of translating basic research into a viable product the "Valley of Death." Read the new ELN feature on this topic, which also previews the SLAS2012 panel session addressing this challenge. More

Screen Your Compounds at Multispan

In human and ortholog GPCR stable cell lines in Calcium, cAMP, IP-1, GTPγS, ligand-binding and internalization assays, offering the fastest turnaround, highest quality and most diversity. More>>

SLAS2012 exhibitors offer learning opportunities
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A broad menu of pre-conference workshops and tutorials complement SLAS2012 scientific sessions. Techniques for GPCR and ion channel screening, machine vision basics and applications, and high-throughput, label-free screening of intractable targets are among those scheduled. More

Share news about your promotions and job changes
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The SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood wants to publish your career moves in its People Changing Places section. More
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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.
Large Volume Transfection for Cell-Based Assays from MaxCyte
The MaxCyte® STX™ Scalable Transfection System enables rapid, large volume transfection of cell lines, primary cells, and other difficult-to-transfect cells for cell-based screening assays. Transfect up to 1E10 cells in less than 30 minutes. The STX produces quality transiently transfected cells for GPCR, Ion Channel and Kinase Assays… and more!


A flow cytometry-based assay for screening FimH antagonists
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Urinary tract infections, including cystitis and pyelonephritis, affect a large proportion of the population and account for significant medical costs. In more than 80 percent of UTIs, uropathogenic Escherichia coli is the causative pathogen. The initial step in the pathogenesis of the infection is the adherence of UPEC to the human bladder epithelium, enabling the invasion into the host cells and the development of UTIs. More


Predicting the in Vivo mechanism of action for drug leads using NMR metabolomics
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New strategies are needed to circumvent increasing outbreaks of resistant strains of pathogens and to expand the dwindling supply of effective antimicrobials. A common impediment to drug development is the lack of an easy approach to determine the in vivo mechanism of action and efficacy of novel drug leads. More

NIMBUS Personalized Pipetting Workstation

MICROLAB® NIMBUS, first in a new class of personalized pipetting workstations, offering speed, flexibility, performance and affordability, all in a compact, space-efficient footprint.

Critical considerations for your 'biomarker' strategy
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Biomarkers. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when simply identifying a biomarker was considered a drug discovery success. Like the low-hanging fruit initially exposed by the genomic revolution, that once common view has long since disappeared. Today, the line between the bench and the clinic is becoming increasingly blurred. 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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Discovery of a new reprogramming mechanism for tumor cells
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A study by researchers Raul Méndez, ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, and Pilar Navarro at the IMIM describes a new reprogramming mechanism for the expression of genes responsible for turning a healthy cell into a tumor cell. In the study, published in Nature Medicine, the scientists have identified the protein CPEB4 as a "cellular orchestra conductor" that "activates" hundreds of genes associated with tumor growth. More


SCINOMIX’S SCI-PRINT VX2 is a small footprint multifunction vial handling system. The SCI- PRINT MP2+ is a high throughput fully automated barcode label printer for microtiter plates and deep well blocks. Click here to see product videos and more!

US revisits safety of newer birth control drugs
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Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under scrutiny from U.S. safety regulators. Research suggesting that newer birth control formulations are more likely to cause blood clots than older drugs has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to consider new safety measures. More

Corning® Epic® Label-Free Technology

The Epic System is a high-throughput label-free screening platform based on optical biosensor technology. The system performs both biochemical and cell-based drug discovery applications and offers drug developers the ability to evaluate promising new drug targets. It also allows for the observation of direct biological interactions not previously detectable in high-throughput applications

Again, and again, and again ...
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Replication — The confirmation of results and conclusions from one study obtained independently in another — is considered the scientific gold standard. New tools and technologies, massive amounts of data, long-term studies, interdisciplinary approaches and the complexity of the questions being asked are complicating replication efforts, as are increased pressures on scientists to advance their research. More


Smart drugs get zapped
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For patients suffering from diseases such as cancer, treatment often requires taking pills on a complex schedule or receiving repeated injections. New, precise drug delivery systems would spare patients these hassles, while preventing side effects by targeting the drugs where the body needs them most. More

Physicist explains why snowflakes are so thin and flat
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We've all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Caltech professor of physics Kenneth Libbrecht will tell you that this has to do with the ever-changing conditions in the clouds where snow crystals form. Now Libbrecht, widely known as the snowflake guru, has shed some light on a grand puzzle in snowflake science: why the canonical, six-armed "stellar" snowflakes wind up so thin and flat. More

DNA Extraction WorkStation

Thermo Scientific Orbitor KingFisher Flex Extraction Workstation allows users to extract more nucleic acids/proteins in less time. The small, easy-to-use solution provides unattended walk-away time, better control of processes and greater sample consistency combined with an audit trails of all operations performed (time-stamped, stored records). Contact us to learn 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.
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USA – CT – Groton

Development Scientist, Analytical Chemistry
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USA – CA – Emeryville

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