Avacta Group, the developer of cancer therapies and diagnostics based on its proprietary Affimer and pre|CISION platforms, has entered into a license agreement with Biokit, a Werfen Company, to incorporate Affimer reagents into a Biokit in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) product.
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Erba’s ErbaMDx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in now available in countries accepting the CE Mark.
by Dr T. Truong, Dr J. Dien Bard and Dr R. Yee Nasopharyngeal swabs are recommended as the preferred sample type for detecting infection with SARS-CoV-2. However, there has been considerable interest in other collection methods, especially if they can circumvent supply shortages and the requirement for trained healthcare workers to administer them. Here we […]
by Dr O. Robertson-Gray and Dr W. Fuller Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the umbrella term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels and remains the leading cause of death worldwide. New therapeutic strategies to aid in the prevention and treatment of CVD are therefore necessary. This article discusses the potential for S-acylation, a post-translational […]
by Dr Robert Reed and Dr Soheyl Tadjiki Viruses are increasingly used as gene therapy vectors in modern medicine. In order to minimize unwanted side effects such as immunogenicity, accurate determination of viral aggregation status is important. Field-flow fractionation is emerging as one of the most robust techniques for the separation and size measurement of […]
AMSBIO has introduced a collection of mutated SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and recombinant antigens for the new virus variants – B.1.1.7 and B.1.351. These reagents can be used by researchers to evaluate the efficacy of the antibodies and identify targets for development of improved therapeutic drugs and vaccines.
by Jean Deenmamode The concept of testing breath, blood or urine for alcohol is familiar to the general public, and blood alcohol testing is widely used across a range of industries, from aviation to driver licensing. But is a snapshot alcohol measurement really the best approach to ensuring longterm safety in these industries, or identifying […]
by Dr Nicolas Gerst Pipettes are important tools widely used in the lab. They are usually chosen and purchased carefully with the goal of receiving the best performance for a given price. Pipette tips are consumables; therefore, price can be an important factor, sometimes at the detriment of quality and performance. We found that tips […]