Demand for analytical and scientific instrumentation has grown in Asia Pacific, excluding China and Japan (Asia Pacific). Specifically, these products have been utilized to address issues such as climate change and an aging population food production and new energy sources. Analytical and scientific instrumentation vendors have responded to the demands via distribution by local companies […]

Selected March 2020 COVID-19 Related R&D Funding Announcements Source Recipients Amount Details France National Research Agency and others €5 billion ($5 billion) The investment marks increase over 10 years to the country’s science budget. According to Reuters, 20% will go towards preparing for possible future epidemics. The funding encompasses €50 million ($54 million) in emergency […]

Cell line development (CLD) is often the crucial first step in a variety of applications from drug manufacturing to agricultural production, but current CLD processes are slow and laborious. Emeryville, California-based Berkeley Lights hopes to help researchers unleash innovation at a faster pace by shifting the traditional slow CLD workflow into higher gear. Earlier this […]

The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation or postponement of many major scientific conferences planned for this spring. One conference that did take place was Pittcon 2020 (Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy). Held February 29 through March 5 in Chicago, Illinois, Pittcon 2020 took place before new advisories were issued, enabling […]

IXRF has carved a unique path for itself. Founded in 1993, the company is a dedicated provider of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology, specializing in small, affordable benchtop systems. But the company’s history lies in the use of XRF with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). IXRF will be exhibiting at this week’s Pittcon conference, one of the […]

The annual Association of Biomolecular Resources Facilities (ABRF) meeting will take place from February 29 to March 3 in sunny Palm Springs, California. The conference is a major event for core laboratories. Core labs provide scientists at universities and other institutions with shared services, advanced expertise and access to new technologies, thus making university research […]

DNA sequencing firms have been among those organizations at the forefront of addressing the 2019-nCoVS outbreak. As of February 21, the virus is responsible for 2,250 deaths and has infected 76,800 people. Individuals in 28 countries have been affected. To research the virus and develop diagnostic tests as well as vaccines, scientists are employing DNA […]

RedShift BioAnalytics introduced its first system, the AQS3pro platform, in 2018. The AQS3pro platform performs secondary structural analysis of proteins, enabling insight into drug safety and efficacy and monitoring from development through manufacturing. The system employs the company’s proprietary Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy (MMS) for label-free protein characterization based on IR spectroscopy and microfluidics to enable less costly, more […]

Access to healthcare has always been a persistent issue throughout the world, especially when it comes to access to medicine. With the rise in certain diseases and an aging global population, the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry is attempting to meet this demand by using various analytical and scientific instruments and techniques to perfect their drug […]