Landmark study explores public understanding of science and trust in scientific and medical professionals
Understanding global perceptions and knowledge of science is of growing interest to the scientific community. Organizations such as 3M, with their State of Science Index Survey and the Wellcome Global Monitor (WGM), from the Wellcome Foundation and Gallup World Poll, explore attitudes towards science and medicine, and also confidence in scientists themselves.  Discuss
Leaders in science and engineering publications over the last decade: China and the US
Capturing the attention of policy makers and companies serving the academic research market the countries with the largest number of science and engineering (S&E) articles has significantly evolved between 2007 and 2017. China leads the list in 2017 followed by the US, a reverse from 2007, according to a May report from the NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.  Discuss
A convergence of technologies, revolutionizing next-generation sequencing
A new, powerful combination of biochips and next-generation sequencing (NGS) is capable of solving unique and important biological problems, such as single-cell, rare-cell or rare-molecule analysis, which NGS can't do on its own.  Discuss
Purchasing products: Experiences with scientists and suppliers
Recently, we asked over 900 members of the SAB to tell us more about how they purchase products through life science suppliers, and the factors that influence their selection of supplier.  Discuss
Customer service and technical support: From your perspective
Over 700 members of the SAB recently took part in a survey regarding their experiences with customer service and technical support through life science suppliers. We thought you’d like to know a little more about some of the results from this project, to understand how some of the research we conduct with your help ends up!  Discuss
UK Scientists Weigh In on Brexit and Laboratory Spending - Science Advisory Board Insights
The long road to a resolution of the Brexit situation appeared to be nearing an end earlier this year, with the deadline set for March 29 to finalize how Britain would exit the EU. A “hard” Brexit, the case if no EU-Britain agreement is reached, would remove Britain from the EU’s single market among other consequences. A “soft” exit would result in Britain remaining part of the single market, but not an EU member. With a government stalemate in Britain, the EU agreed to extend the deadline until October 31, though a deal may come sooner.  Discuss
The Intersection of Life Scientists and Social Media: A Revolution
How do your peers receive information online and how do they utilize social media as a means of learning new information and sharing content? These are just a few of the questions that our colleagues at BioInformatics Inc. explored in a recent report about digital marketing to life scientists.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Color Measurement Technology
In today’s post, we’ll uncover a few ways to analyze the visual and molecular characteristics of a sample. Color measurement technology comprises a multitude of closely related instruments and photometric techniques that analyze the properties of a sample in terms of color, brightness, and other visual characteristics. Fluorescent-based techniques provide a wealth of information about a sample's atomic and molecular characteristics. I’ll discuss color measurement first, then describe the fluorescent technologies second.  Discuss
The Role of Microscopy in Surface Science
Surface science technologies include instruments involved in analyzing and observing the chemical and physical surface properties of a material, especially through the use of various microscopy techniques. At The Science Advisory Board, we examined industry growth for optical, electron, scanning probe, confocal & advanced microscopes, as well as surface analyzers. Advanced techniques such as super-resolution microscopy and digital microscopes are shaping this field, which we project to grow by 5.6% annually through 2020.  Discuss
Advion Reaches Milestone Orders for its expression Compact Mass Spectrometer
Today, Advion announced that during the year ending December 31, 2017, the company sold 58 units of its expression Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS) per quarter, totaling a milestone of over 700 orders of the instrument. Advion, a leading provider of synthetic organic, natural product and peptide discovery chemistry mass spectrometry (MS) solutions, unveiled the single quadrupole CMS in 2011 for chemistry applications such as real-time reaction monitoring, mass confirmations of flash fractions and LC/MS.  Discuss
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