Cancer & Disease Research
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
Sample Preparation in 2018: a Critical and Rapidly Growing Technology
Imagine a scientist who is on the brink of an important discovery in oncology. She believes to have discovered a new tumor suppressor gene and wants to track this protein’s movement through skin cells by forming a recombinant fluorescent protein. In order to construct this protein, she needs to first extract and purify DNA from the cells of her model organism to identify the gene of interest. Unfortunately, she has consistently failed to purify the DNA due to contaminations in her alcohol-based wash.  Discuss
Oncologists Embrace the Liquid Biopsy for Precision Cancer Treatment
Here at The Science Advisory Board we aim to keep ahead of the curve with the latest breakthroughs in the life sciences field. An exciting advancement to follow in this space is precision medicine. The NIH defines precision medicine as “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." Within the last week, the liquid biopsy has made headlines as a diagnostic test for patients with cancer.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Flash Chromatography
Today’s focus will be on flash chromatography, a special type of column chromatography. Flash chromatography is a preparative liquid chromatography method that can quickly and easily separate organic compounds. This technique offers fast results because pressurized gas pushes the solvent through the column of the stationary phase, rather than rely on slower, gravity-based chromatography.  Discuss
Tech Overview - GC/MS
Today’s piece will discuss gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). GC/MS is a technique used to identify components of complex mixtures and determine the molecular weights of the compounds.  Discuss
Overlooked benefits of using polyclonal antibodies
The benefits of polyclonal antibodies as tools for assay-specific target discovery and detection are numerous. As the future of basic research, diagnostics and biomarker discovery is dependent on high-quality reproducible data, there is a need to understand the importance of and benefits of these valuable tools.  Discuss
New Research Products Abound in the First Half of 2018
We’re approximately half way through 2018, and the members of The Science Advisory Board continue to help drive innovation by sharing their opinions on new product concepts presented to them by the corporate sponsors of many of our studies. … Read more  Discuss
Personalized Treatments and Vaccines Offer Hope for Beating Rare Cancers
Immunotherapy is undoubtedly one of the most influential and exciting fields of our time, with an ability to unlock the foundations of diseases and move one step closer to curing cancer. Technology and advanced research are allowing this science to flourish, and treatments have been developed targeting the ways cancer can mask itself and remain undetected in many cases.  Discuss
Clinical Mass Spectroscopy Projected to Grow by 7.6% Over Next Five Years
We project the mass spectroscopy market to grow by 7.6% over the next 5 years. In this study, we will focus on the clinical applications for mass spec.  Discuss
Conferences
Experimental Biology 2020
April 4
San Diego, California United States
BioProcess International Europe
April 28 - May 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
Lab of the Future USA
May 19-20
Boston, Massachusetts United States
2nd Annual Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Conference
June 25-26
Boston, Massachusetts United States
BioProcess International
September 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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