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Is It Worth The Risk? Business Trends You Should Know About In The Bioprocessing Industry
The bioprocessing market is currently worth billions of dollars globally and is expected to increase 8.7 percent over the next five years. Pharmaceutical and biotech industries are the largest consumers of bioprocessing and their demand is expected to increase 9.3 percent over the next five years. Within these industries there are a limited number of vendors with the largest market share, including: Danaher (Pall & GE Life Sciences), MilliporeSigma (Merck Group) and Thermo Fisher. All of us probably have used products from one, if not all, of these companies at some point in our scientific careers. So the question is: how did these companies grow so large and gain dominance in the bioprocessing field?  Discuss
2019 ASM Biothreats Conference Highlights Biosecurity and Epidemics Research
“What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Ebola?” asked speaker John Dye, PhD, of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Biothreats conference, held during the last week of January in Arlington, Virginia. Ebola was one of the most talked about high-consequence pathogens at the event. However, the discussions were not somber but rather inspirational, focused on learning from past outbreaks in order to inform novel ways to approach detection and prevention of Ebola, as well as other pathogens and toxins.  Discuss
Biosimilars: How the FDA is Boosting Demand in Analytical Instrumentation
Establishing a regulatory pathway for pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. to manufacture biosimilar drugs presents a much anticipated new market opportunity for life science analytical instrument users.  Discuss
Precious Metal Analysis with Atomic Spectroscopy- A Touchstone for Today!
Human culture has valued gold since prehistoric times. Gold was used in trade, and the first gold coins arose in the 6th century BCE. Doubtless, counterfeiting and adulteration arose almost immediately thereafter. Consequently, technology arose to evaluate gold for authenticity and purity. The importance and ubiquity of these methods have led to them entering the language as metaphors – we may speak of an ‘acid test’ or ‘touchstone’ for evaluating or exemplifying something’s worth. Although few of us still use gold in a day-to-day fashion for commerce, the need to assess purity remains, and analytical laboratory tools can be brought to bear on the question.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Total Organic Carbon
Carbon is found in both organic and inorganic forms. Organic carbon typically comes from naturally occurring urea, amines, and humid acid or from synthetic sources such as pesticides, fertilizers, and detergents. It also occurs as a result of the metabolic processes of bacteria and microorganisms. Inorganic carbon can come from a wide variety of sources, such as carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbon dioxide. Measurements of organic carbon are important for assessing water quality for a variety of purposes, however total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers generally determine the total carbon content of a sample and then separately account for the organic and inorganic content of the sample. Since the inorganic and organic content must sum to the total content, any two measurements determine the third. For this reason, the instruments classified in this post are referred to generally as sum parameter instruments.  Discuss
Tech Overview - MALDI-TOF
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight, more simply known as MALDI-TOF, is a powerful mass spectrometry technique primarily used for the analysis of biomolecules that respond poorly to hard ionization techniques.  Discuss
Compact Image-Based Cell Analyzers
At The Science Advisory Board, we have the opportunity to explore many different types of research technology on behalf of our scientific community. In this article we discuss the $50 million market for compact image-based cell analyzers. Broadly, cytometers refer to instruments that can measure various characteristics of cell populations in suspension. Depending on which and how many characteristics or parameters they address, these systems can be classified differently.  Discuss
High Performance Liquid Chromatography: A Technical Perspective
We’ve already discussed how scientists use high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and why it’s important during the process of making discoveries. Suppliers also have a significant role in this process, since they provide scientists with the tools they need. At The Science Advisory Board, our intention is to inform people about technologies like HPLC, including associated instruments, consumables, and services. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the techniques that are of notable interest to various scientific fields.  Discuss
Keys to Success: Understanding Various Sample Preparation Techniques
The term “sample preparation” covers a huge range of different applications, techniques, and instruments. However, since the development of sample preparation is growing so quickly, it’s necessary for life science suppliers to focus on the technology’s major areas of growth. Our upcoming Sample Prep report focuses on three of these areas: preparative chromatography, extraction techniques, and nucleic acid preparation.  Discuss
The Breakthrough World of Bioprocessing
Biomanufacturing instruments and techniques have become influential in everything from generating high yield pharmaceutical precursors, to biofuel conversion from biomass. Bioprocessing, or the mass production of therapeutic products, includes three production phases: upstream, fermentation, and downstream processing, each providing an opportunity for improvement in efficiency.  Discuss
Conferences
2nd Annual BioIT World Conference & Expo West
March 1-4
San Francisco, California United States
BioProcess International US West
March 9-12
Santa Clara United States
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2020
March 30 - April 3
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of United Kingdom
Experimental Biology 2020
April 4
San Diego, California United States
BioProcess International Europe
April 28 - May 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
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