Cancer & Disease Research
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
Tech Overview - Low Pressure Liquid Chromatography
In our latest Tech Overviews article, we will discuss low-pressure liquid chromatography (LPLC) systems. Both types of chromatography separate components of a mixture by exploiting physical and chemical characteristics of the components present in the mixture. Like other types of chromatography, LPLC contains a mobile phase and a stationary phase.  Discuss
Tech Overview – Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is one of the few “green” purification technologies in the research space today. The method is unique in that a supercritical fluid is used as the mobile phase. This is a substance that has been both compressed and heated beyond its critical point, and thus a distinct liquid or gas phase does not exist; instead it is a supercritical fluid. The fluid is unique in that it has the high density of a liquid but the low viscosity of a gas. Read on to learn more!  Discuss
Tech Overview – Thin Layer Chromatography
Check out the next piece in our series on chromatography. This week, we take a look at thin layer chromatography (TLC). This method was introduced in the 1950’s as a fast, easy, and inexpensive method for qualitative analysis in laboratories across the globe.  Discuss
Conferences
2nd Annual Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Conference
June 25-26
Boston, Massachusetts United States
BioProcess International Europe
July 13-16
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
Bioprocess International West
August 10-13
Santa Clara, California United States
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