Widely used in laboratories of all kinds, mechanical pipettes are long-lasting tools. Because they are used for several hours a day, ergonomics and personal preferences - such as handling comfort – are important selection criteria. Other factors such as the application, laboratory workflow, required volume ranges, physical properties of the sample, and requirements for accuracy and precision also need to be considered when searching for the right pipette for the job.
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Good news for plant and animal breeders and molecular biologists in general with the new oKtopure™ from LGC, the fully-automatic extraction of DNA becomes almost as easy as child's play. This DNA extraction robot combines high sample throughput numbers with high-quality standardized DNA purification and thus relieves highly-qualified personnel of the need to carry out routine activities. Part of the solution is a handling system based on electric axes, motors and controllers from Festo.
Proportional valve technology in process automation offers a great a deal of flexibility and produces high-quality control results. A complete system supplied by Festo and installed in Boehringer Ingelheim's new technical centre demonstrates the performance that modern pneumatics can deliver. The project was developed in close communication between the Festo team and automation experts from the pharmaceutical company, allowing it to move forward quickly.
Today’s biotech and pharmaceutical production facilities must drive faster times to market and greater profitability for new products by boosting production yields and accelerating commercialization and scaling of capacity.
Our project partner is a global pharmaceutical company based in Northern Europe. The company is one of the leaders in the development of medicines to treat diabetes, among others. In order to develop their drug products, the company conducts clinical studies at hundreds of remote clinical sites such as hospitals and other medical institutions.
Fed-batch culture is the commonly adopted biologicals manufacturing method used in many biopharmaceutical companies as it can generate gram/litre amounts of protein-based therapeutics. However, to obtain the maximum production of therapeutic proteins requires the optimum formulation of culture media and feeds, as well as the correct bioprocess parameters.
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a now an accepted and routine analysis for the elucidation and quantitation of biomolecules in life science research. By Steve Knight BSc Hons, MA, Marketing Manager, Genevac Ltd
Molecular Devices, LLC, a leader in protein and cell biology technologies, today announced the launch of its ImageXpress® Micro 4 High-Content Imaging System and revolutionary 3D image analysis capability in the latest version of MetaXpress® High-Content Image Acquisition and Analysis Software.