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January 15, Vol. 28, No. 2

  • Feature Articles

    • Turning Targets into Drug Products
    • Gail Dutton
    • High-throughput approaches that have made an enormous difference in compound screening are beginning to make inroads into the broader area of drug discovery and development In this arena, though, the term high throughput is relative... more »
    • Time-Resolved FRET Gains in Popularity
    • Kate Marusina
    • One of the most widely used techniques in drug discovery and basic biology is fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), which utilizes the transfer of energy between two fluorophores, a donor and an acceptor When two partners, each coupled with a ... more »
    • Biobanking Needs More Standardized Procedures
    • Elizabeth Lipp
    • The importance of standardizing conventions for storing biological samples is becoming increasingly obvious, and the growing need for standardization was the focus of Informa Life Sciences’ “Biobanking and Biorepositories” conference held in Munich in November... more »
    • RNAi Gene Silencing Applications Advance
    • Vicki Glaser
    • Researchers from academia and industry will present the latest developments in the application of interference RNA (RNAi) as a tool for gene silencing at “RNAi2008 Functions and Applications of Non-coding RNAs” to be held in March in Oxford, UK The ... more »
    • Capitalizing on Biomarker Discovery Work
    • Trevor Stokes
    • Although high-throughput biomarker research has given life scientists a huge amount of data with which to work, challenges remain for those carrying out studies in this area A number of leading scientists will gather at Cambridge Healthtech’s “Molecular TriMedicine Conference” ... more »
    • Changing Needs Drive the Media Market
    • Angelo DePalma
    • Cell culture media have become central to biomanufacturers’ efforts to lower cost of goods and improve productivity Bioprocessors continue to look for better-defined media in convenient formats to help streamline scale-up and manufacturing Media vendors continue to deliver on all ... more »