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As 2011 comes to a close, SLAS would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of SLAS Point-to-Point a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

SLAS announces Asia office and conference
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From Oct. 21, 2011: To support its growing membership in Asia, SLAS has opened a member services office in Shanghai, China. The Society also set the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition for June 19-21 in Shanghai. More


SLAS journal showcases technological breakthroughs
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From Oct. 12, 2011: The October issue of JALA features the JALA Ten — those leading discoveries that are helping to shape the next generation of transformative technologies for biology and medicine. More

Small automated pipettors perform big
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Researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
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From July 27, 2011: For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units — adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent years, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now, with a finding published online in the July 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA. More


SLAS2012 Event Scheduler live on
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From Nov. 9, 2011: Looking for an easy way to plan your days in San Diego on Feb. 4-8 and review detailed session abstracts? Use the SLAS2012 Event Scheduler and start lining up your first choice scientific sessions and other activities. More

Multispan: Source for High Quality GPCR Assays

We offer the industry’s largest human and ortholog GPCR stable cell line collection and hundreds of customizable options for your functional and binding screening and profiling needs, with the highest quality and fastest turnaround. More>> Email:

A bioluminogenic HDAC activity assay: Validation and screening
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From Aug. 17, 2011: JBS OnlineFirst: The authors report the evaluation of homogeneous, single-addition, bioluminogenic HDAC enzyme activity assays that offer less assay interference by compounds in comparison to fluorescence-based formats. More
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Introducing the BIND® SCANNER from SRU Biosystems
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SLAS speaker awarded National Medal of Science
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From Oct. 5, 2011: While participating in the recent SLAS stem cell global symposium, Dr. Rudolph Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was being named recipient of this top award. More


SLAS ELRIG Young Scientist named
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From Sept. 14, 2011: Congratulations to Lauren Drowley, AstraZeneca R&D, who received the SLAS Young Scientist Award at the recent ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011 meeting. Her poster was "Brown Adipocyte Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Skeletal Muscle Precursors Assessed Using High-Content Imaging." More

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SLAS2012 travel awards announced
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From Nov. 16, 2011: Thirty nine up-and-coming students, postdocs and junior faculty have been named Tony B. Academic Travel Award recipients for SLAS2012, which takes place Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. Awardees from Warsaw to Dallas to Seoul receive complimentary travel, hotel accommodations and conference registration to participate as podium or poster presenters. More

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Lee article generating interest
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From Oct. 5, 2011: "Open Innovation for Phenotypic Drug Discovery: The PD2 Assay Panel" by Jonathan Lee, et al., July 2011 (16.6) JBS. This is a novel topic and getting a lot of buzz in blogs and social media. More


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Extensive short course program at SLAS2012
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From Sept. 7, 2011: SLAS2012 short course coordinators Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software, and Martin Valler, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, have organized 22 one- and two two-day courses, Feb. 4-5, preceding SLAS2012 in San Diego. More


JBS: High-content analysis of CCR2 antagonists on human primary monocytes
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From Aug. 3, 2011: In the JBS August issue, authors Kredel, Wolff, Hobbie, Bieler, Gierschik and Heilker analyze MCP-1 internalization into primary human monocytes using partially automated liquid handling, automated fluorescence microscopic imaging and a specific image analysis algorithm. More

Corning® Epic® Label-Free Technology

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A friend's tribute to Jim Little
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"Colleagues, customers, family and friends all were enriched through their relationship with Jim Little." Read more from Frank Zenie about his friend and colleague, Jim Little, who passed away Sept. 14. More

DNA Extraction WorkStation

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Standardisation in Lab Automation - infoteam knows how
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