Acting and reacting in Life Sciences and Biotechnologies

Acting and reacting in life sciences and biotechnologies

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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...

Still using MTT or WST-1 for cell counting?

20/05/2016 BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS TÊTU

If the answer is yes, I am sure you’ll be interested to learn more about WST-8 and our Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8). If the answer is no, and you’ve already switched to WST-8, just have a look at our price list… you might be surprised! CCK-8 allows sensitive colorimetric assays for the determination of cell viability in cell proliferation and [ Read more ]

Still using MTT or WST-1 for cell counting?

IL-17A pathway - a key target for immunotherapies

12/05/2016 BY ALI EL BAYÂ

Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a family of 6 closely related cytokines, designated IL-17A-F, that play a central role in mediating inflammation, autoimmunity, and host defense. IL-17 is mainly secreted by a specific subset of T helper cells known as TH17 cells. The IL-17 cytokines mediate their biological functions via surface receptors on target cells ... [ Read more ]

IL-17A pathway – a key target for immunotherapies

How to choose the best 3D technology for your assay?

11/05/2016 BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS TÊTU

Cell culture models using 2D substrates have provided important conceptual advances in understanding the biology of cells. However, cells grown on flat 2D surfaces can differ substantially from physiological environments. Animal models provide a useful tool to study biology in a physiologically relevant environment. ... [ Read more ]

How to choose the best 3D technology for your assay?

From RNA-derived iPS Cells to Retinal Cells

09/05/2016 BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS TÊTU

Human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and cells differentiated from iPS cells have widely been used for in vivo models human disease progression. Jason Meyer, of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, uses iPS cell-derived models to study retinogenesis and retinal disease. Two recent papers from his lab highlight... [ Read more ]

From RNA-derived iPS Cells to Retinal Cells

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