New synthetic biology approach may improve delivery of programmable medicines
Programmable medicines that can be controlled by synthetic genetic components are not yet a clinical reality. But synthetic components can now be reconfigured so they don't overwhelm host cells, moving the technology a step closer to clinical reality, according to new research published February 8 in Nature Communications. Read More
SeqWell launches single-cell RNA sequencing kit
SeqWell has debuted its plexWell Single Cell Rapid Kit, which simplifies and accelerates the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries for single-cell RNA sequencing. Read More
Researchers innovate drug discovery screening techniques
Researchers from around the globe gathered to discuss innovations in laboratory techniques such as phenotypic profiling and flow cytometry for drug discovery applications at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2021 virtual meeting. Read More
Vizgen debuts accelerator lab in the U.S.
Life sciences company Vizgen has established an accelerator lab in the U.S. to advance pharmaceutical research and development. Read More
Digital microfluidic technique connects cells to their environment
A new digital microfluidic technique allows researchers to connect physical cell properties with the molecular makeup of individual cells. This new approach, published in Nature Communications on November 11, will enable a deeper study of stem cells and other rare cell types for therapeutic development. Read More
New method reclaims resolution of single-cell RNA-seq
A new approach to RNA sequencing can enable scientists to extract 10 times more information from a single cell, including gene expression and subtle differences between healthy and diseased cells. The study, published in Immunity on October 13, reveals the power of the improved Seq-Well method and provides evidence of its efficacy in five inflammatory skin diseases. Read More
Optofluidics technology accelerates discovery of COVID-19 treatments
Known for its transformative technology, Berkeley Lights is a pioneer in optofluidics, which has supported the biopharmaceutical industry for years with its deep cell characterization capabilities. These efforts are highlighted by the rapid impact that Berkeley Lights' Beacon systems had during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
IsoPlexis launches new COVID-19 proteomics grant challenge
IsoPlexis has unveiled its Single-Cell Proteomics COVID-19 Grant Challenge, which will award 12 of the company's IsoCode or CodePlex chips to two winners for proposed projects that demonstrate research novelty and innovation using single-cell proteomics. Read More
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