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How to Choose the Best Microplate Reader

As with most things in life, we have too many options and find it increasingly difficult to make the right choice. Every brand claims to be the best match for our needs but how do we ever really know? The trial and error method works well for low-price items like peanut butter and jelly where …

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Visit BMG LABTECH at SLAS 2018

  It’s that time of the year again. The BMG scientists are packing their surfboards and plate readers and are heading to San Diego. The Golden State is hosting SLAS 2018 (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) from Feb 3rd – 7th in San Diego, CA and scientists from all over the world take this …

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Nanobodies: Small and Potentially Extremely Useful Antibodies

We were pleased to see that a PHERAstar FS was put to good use is a recent Nature Communications paper. The paper describes the discovery, characterization and therapeutic potential of nanobodies directed to the metabotropic glutamate G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR’s). The work is a collaborative effort among French scientists including our friends at Cisbio and reinforces the versatility of …

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Huntington’s Disease and Antisense Drugs

Many of you may have heard the exciting news on December 11, 2017 about a potential treatment for Huntington’s disease! If not; an Ionis Pharmaceuticals drug, HTTRx, has been shown to be well tolerated and exhibit dose dependent reduction of mHTT in a Phase 1/2a study that is ongoing at University College in London! This has lead Roche …

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Bioluminescence is Weird. And Useful.

You’ve already seen bioluminescence…even if you don’t realize it. Like the words fireplace, meatball, flatbread and blackbird, Green Fluorescent Protein has a name that lets you know what it does without having to know too much else about it. I imagine that the people who named mouthwash and bedroom were probably just very lazy, or …

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