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August 1, Vol. 31, No. 14

  • Feature Articles

    • GEN's 30th Anniversary: Biofuels
    • The search for alternative energy sources continues as an ongoing quest that is increasingly driven by widespread concerns over global warming One area of focus has been the potential use of animal manure, simply because there is a lot of ... more »
    • Mass Spectrometry Systems and Tools Launched at ...
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific premiered three new systems on the Orbitrap™ platform that will reportedly position it to compete in the QTOF market The Orbitrap Velos Pro™ linear ion trap incorporates a collision cell with axial field gradient, Generation II ion ... more »
    • Cell Viability & Responsiveness in Assays
    • Ellyn Kerr
    • Maintaining cell viability throughout the cell culture process is virtually a nonissue in current drug discovery efforts But with the move toward multiplexed assays, and industry's desire for higher content without compromising throughput, it's worthwhile to think of cell viability ... more »
    • qPCR's Steady Advance Delivers New Applications
    • John Russell
    • After more than 25 years of use, PCR remains a workhorse in molecular biology New applications, new reporter chemistries, and advancing microfluidics will usher in higher throughput and more sensitive PCR techniques, believes Salvatore Marras, PhD, and professor, Public Health ... more »
    • aCGH Opens Up Novel Avenues of Study
    • Angelo DePalma
    • Array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) has become a standard method for detecting copy-number variations (CNVs) and other genetic defects associated with genetic diseases Once primarily the domain of postnatal testing for developmental disorders, the technique is branching into prenatal (and ... more »
    • Finding a Bioreactor That's Right for You
    • Vicki Glaser
    • Even as single-use process technology continues to advance and evolve to meet a growing demand, there remains a vibrant market for clean-in-place systems ranging from benchtop autoclavable vessels to stainless steel tanks for applications ranging from microbial fermentation to scale-up ... more »
    • Imaging Secures Development Role
    • Josh P. Roberts
    • Molecular imaging is broadly defined by the Society of Nuclear Medicine as “the visualization, characterization, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels in humans and other living systems” It is used extensively in drug discovery and ... more »