Acting and reacting in Life Sciences and Biotechnologies

Acting and reacting in life sciences and biotechnologies

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JULY 08, 2016

Acting and reacting in Life Sciences and Biotechnologies

What is "being bio-reactive"? We define it as opening new doors, exploring new areas, staying informed about breaking news & developments in Life Sciences and the fast evolving world of biology.

Here's a selection of information & events from our blog this week...

New Human Immune Checkpoint Antibody Array

08/07/2016 BY ELODIE MONIN

Immune checkpoint molecules play an important role in T cell functionality after TCR/MHC signaling. In fact, blockade of two B7/CD28 family checkpoint molecules, namely CTLA-4 and PD-1, have already demonstrated excellent efficacy in increasing T cell responses to a variety of tumors... [ Read more ]

XenoTech’s pre-lysate tissue sample BioBank for liver research

07/07/2016 BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS TÊTU

Sekisui Xenotech’s Liver Research BioBank is committed to providing high-quality but affordable diseased & normal pre-lysate tissues for research applications. These tissues are collected with the initial intent for transplant, making this Liver Biobank an ideal tool for advanced basic medical research and new drug developments... [ Read more ]

Live cell imaging: the art of looking at biological processes in real time

06/07/2016 BY ALI EL BAYA

Visualizing fixed cells and tissues only gives snapshots of cellular processes. To have a better insight into dynamic events ocurring in the cells or to vizualize interactions between various cellular components in real time (e.g., proteins, organelles, second messengers…), powerful microscopic approaches have been developed over the past decade. In 2014, the Nobel price in chemistry was attributed to... [ Read more ]

How to easily purify your protein with adapted magnetic beads…

04/07/2016 BY ISABELLE TOPIN

…or how to make your protein attractive Biomagnetic separation is a powerful lab tool in protein biochemistry which can be used in a wide range of applications including analysis tools (for protein solubility and protein-protein interaction studies, and for testing several purification buffers…), high throughput screening (HTS) and larger protein purification scale. Indeed, it’s an... [ Read more ]

Align your cells with nanoscale topography cell cultureware

01/07/2016 BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS TÊTU

NanoSurface Biomedical’s ANFS (Anisotropically NanoFabricated Substratum) technology brings an in vivo-like cell culture platform to researchers for in vitro cell/tissue studies. Featuring topographical resemblance to the extracellular matrix, these nanopatterned substrates provide a topographical and mechanical niche for cells to grow as if they are in vivo. The nanopatterned surfaces influence both cellular morphology and phenotype. For ... [ Read more ]

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