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March 15, Vol. 37, No. 6

  • Feature Articles

    • Gene Expression’s Big Rethink
    • Richard A. Stein
    • One gene, one protein? No One gene, one functional product? No, not that, either—even though saying “functional product” has the virtue of recognizing that a stretch of DNA may give rise to a protein or a noncoding RNA... more »
    • Counting on Faster Flow Cytometry
    • Vivienne Raper
    • Technological change is often driven by the needs of people Flow cytometry is no different The designs of instruments and processing techniques are evolving to meet the needs of researchers and drug developers The aim is to allow faster, more ... more »
    • Continuous Bioprocessing Skips a Beat
    • Angelo DePalma
    • Continuous bioprocessing may be defined the same way it is often implemented—in stages The stage-by-stage approach to a full definition was demonstrated at the 2014 International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, where a landmark paper was delivered by Charles ... more »
    • Microanalyte MDx Goes Mainstream
    • Philippe Desjardins
    • Advances in microanalytic methodologies, instrumentation sensitivity, and computational power have enabled the use of fleetingly small amounts of analyte to further stratify individualized molecular information in real time, potentially revolutionizing molecular diagnostics ... more »
  • Columns

    • Insights
    • Of the 177 biopharma companies that went public from 2012–2015, women held just 11% of board seats That percentage isn’t expected to reach 50% until 2056, according to life sciences recruitment firm Liftstream... more »
    • Singling Out RNA Biomarkers in Situ
    • Gail Dutton
    • Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD), a company recently acquired by Bio-Techne, has introduced assays that promise to transform molecular pathology These assays can detect and quantify RNA in situ while providing single-molecule sensitivity and single-base discrimination Such sensitivity and specificity is ... more »
    • Infors USA Opens Facility in Maryland
    • Last month, Switzerland-based Infors opened its US headquarters in Annapolis Junction, MD The new 27,000-square-foot facility houses corporate offices, sales & marketing, service, engineering, and all US-based product manufacturing activities... more »