Scientists have found that when zapped with an electrical field, live bacteria absorb dye molecules, causing the cells to light up and allowing them to be counted easily.
AdipoGen Life Sciences has released ELISA kits for the specific quantitative determination of the B cell stimulating molecules — APRIL (a proliferation-inducing ligand) (human) and BAFF (B-cell activating factor) (human) — in serum, plasma and cell culture supernatants.
Cayman Chemical's Bile Acid Nuclear Receptor FXR (NR1H4) Reporter Assay Kit is a cell-based assay for easy assessment of potential modulators of the bile acid receptor FXR.
Next-generation sequencing facility Micromon Genomics is the first Australian commercial user of the high-throughput genetic sequencer MGISEQ-2000.
SA Water scientists are using DNA technology to quickly differentiate between climate-influenced non-infectious bacterial blooms and potentially dangerous E. coli bacteria.
Applied Biosystems PureQuant Assays, from Thermo Fisher Scientific, are a family of assays that identify and quantify specific immune cell types in a mixed population of cells.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech's ambr 15 cell culture Generation 2 replicates laboratory-scale bioreactor performance at the microscale (10–15 mL) and controls up to 48 single-use bioreactor cultures in parallel.
Cayman Chemical's PPARγ-LBD Ligand Screening Assay Kit provides a convenient fluorescence polarisation-based, single-step assay for screening ligands of the PPARγ-ligand binding domain (PPARγ-LBD).
The Stunner from Unchained Labs enables users to measure protein size and concentration in the same instrument. In fact, its multifunctional nature enables the measurement of several properties, allowing users to optimise their formulations quickly.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 6 and 7 Pro Real-Time PCR Systems. Capabilities of the smart qPCR instruments include facial authentication, hands-free operation with voice-activated commands, radio-frequency identification (RFID)-enabled plate scanning, and quick access to service and support with a single touch.
UK scientists have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours.