Fred van Engelen

PharmaGenie ELISA: designed for Pharma & Biotech

The team at ELISA Genie has been working hard on developing assays that meet the demands of quality and consistency in the biopharma market. Therefore we are delighted to release the new range of PharmaGenie ELISA Kits. Read on

Swift Biosciences improves RNA-Seq speed and costs

Leveraging patented Adaptase® technology, Swift RNA Library Kits allow direct conversion of first-strand cDNA into high-quality NGS libraries for Illumina® sequencing. Two kit versions are available. The Swift Rapid RNA Library Kit is the fastest and lowest-priced RNA-Seq... Read on

NanoPhotometer N120: 12 samples in 20 seconds

Westburg introduces the Implen NanoPhotometer N120 - the world’s first 12 channel microvolume spectrophotometer. The instrument’s record breaking design allows for rapid analysis of up to 12 samples at a time over a wide concentration range in as little as 2 µl. Read on

LUNA Cell Counters awarded Seal of Quality

Logos Biosystems has been awarded the SelectScience Bronze Seal of Quality for the LUNA family of automated cell counters. The SelectScience Seal of Quality is given to top-rated products that meet specific criteria based on the number and average rating of user reviews.... Read on

FFPE sequencing: how to get better data

Overcome the challenges of limited quantity and poor quality DNA obtained from FFPE samples. Now you can increase the discovery of somatic mutations in your NGS analysis of FFPE samples. Learn how to lower failure rates and increase the sensitivity of your assays. Read on

The joy of peer review comments

Got your paper rejected? Don't worry, you're not the only one. And if you think the reviewers were unfair to you, read this. It will make you feel better. Read on

New website is now live!

If you read this it means that our new website is now live. It's not just a blog that's new, there are many more improvements.   Read on

5 reasons to switch to serum-free culture media

To grow cells in vitro culture media must mimic in vivo conditions. This is commonly achieved by adding serum to a classical medium (DMEM, RPMI etc) at concentrations of 5 to 10%. Growing concern over the poorly defined nature and variability of serum has led to the... Read on

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