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Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

... greater yield and energy efficiency in zeolite membrane production. Tsapatsis' group reported its ... "Grain Boundary Defect Elimination in a Zeolite membrane by Rapid Thermal Processing." The article was ... the pores. One would expect a perfect zeolite membrane to allow a permeation rate for paraxylene that is ...

Debiopharm and MSM Protein Technologies Sign Agreement for Research and Development of Debio 0929, a Novel Oncology Biologic

... world class expertise in targeting multi-spanning membrane proteins, announce the signature of an ... antibodies against a number of GPCRs and other membrane proteins. MSM was formed in 2005 on the ... GPCRs are the largest, most versatile group of membrane receptors and also the most ...

International Products Corp.'s Lab Offers Filter Membrane Compatibility and Studies

... laboratory is now capable of performing filter membrane compatibility and performance studies using a ... "We have the ability to evaluate any type of membrane media, from UF to RO, and its interaction with ... application by working with your soil and membrane to help you achieve maximum flux results." ...

Buckyballs could keep water systems flowing

... were published March 5, 2009 in the Journal of membrane Sciences . "As the bacteria build up on these ... up quickly. If we could increase the time between membrane replacements by 50 percent, for example, that ... the number of bacterial colonies on the untreated membrane was too numerous to count," Chae said. Chae ...

No Blood Needed Thanks to Innovative Medical Technology

... events. HCO 1100 Protein Permeable membrane -- Gambro The HCO 1100 Protein-Permeable membrane is designed to improve the treatment of multiple ... a major cause of renal impairment. This new membrane technology in combination with chemotherapy can ...

CU scientists create world's thinnest balloon -- just one atom thick

... Cornell researchers have created a balloonlike membrane that is just one atom thick -- but strong enough ... -- or even a thick, sturdy glass container -- the membrane is ultra-strong, leak-proof and impermeable to ... without breaking. They also turned the membrane into a tiny drum, measuring its oscillation ...

Microfiltration Membrane and Ultrafiltration Membrane Training

... sales, marketing, application, and management of membrane companies including Sartorius, Cuno, Gelman ... Vice President. In addition to his experience in membrane manufacturing companies, Mr. Yaeger has spent a significant part of his career working with membrane users in all applicable markets worldwide. ...

Stretchable silicon camera next step to artificial retina

... the researchers begin by molding a thin rubber membrane in the shape of a hemisphere. The rubber membrane is then stretched with a specialized mechanical ... membrane. When the tension is released, the membrane returns to its original shape. This process ...

Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures

... When exposed to a solvent, circular pores in the membrane elliptically deform, and elastic interactions ... drives the assembly of the nanoparticles onto the membrane surface along these distorted pores. This ... The team modeled the elastic instability of the membrane in terms of elastically interacting "dislocation ...

Membrane complexes take flight

... have revealed that the interactions within membrane complexes can be maintained intact in the vacuum ... The researchers were surprised to discover that membrane complexes could remain associated as it has ... "Even if interactions between proteins within the membrane could be maintained we would not have expected ...

MIT develops a 'paper towel' for oil spills

... The scientists say they have created a membrane that can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil, ... temperatures. As a result, oil within a loaded membrane can be removed by heating above the boiling point ... affected, and seeps into the membrane. The membrane is created by the same general technique as its ...

Novel Approach to Treat Alzheimer's and Other Diseases Offered by Targeting Cell Membrane RAFTS

... targeting discrete sub-compartments in the cell membrane (RAFTS). The study conducted by JADO scientists ... of the Alzheimer's disease Beta-secretase by membrane targeting", the paper describes ... effectively using compounds anchored to cell membrane RAFTS. Unlike existing approaches ...

Self-assembled materials form mini stem cell lab

... but, much to our surprise, they formed a solid membrane instantly on contact. This was an exciting ... two most important being sacs, which have a solid membrane on the outside and liquid inside, and flat ... clever demonstration of self-repair, if the sacs membrane had a hole (from a needle injection, for ...

Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems

... radio frequency signals, are made of a thin metal membrane located on top of a dielectric contact. During operation, the membrane snaps on top of the contact, altering an ... MEMOSA to accurately model the devices. The metal membrane constantly hitting the contact forms cracks and ...

Biological electron transfer captured in real time

... the inner mitochondrial membrane, and in the cell membrane of prokaryotes. In cellular respiration molecules ... across the membrane, so that the mitochondrial membrane (or the cell membrane in bacteria) becomes electrically polarised, just ...

Ames Laboratory researchers solve fuel-cell membrane structure conundrum

... fuel-cells central component the proton exchange membrane really works. However, a team of ... should be able to build similar fuel-cell membrane materials that are less expensive or have ... to create water channels passing through the membrane material, which can be 10s of microns thick. Its ...

Synchrotron radiation illuminates how babies' protective bubble bursts

... structures within the protective sac - amniotic membrane - which surrounds the developing baby. This ... can produce an accurate measurement of amniotic membrane structure in its normal state. When the ... interest to the general public because amniotic membrane rupture is an important stage in the start of ...

D-Pharm Receives FDA Clearance to Commence a Phase III Trial of DP-b99 in Acute Stroke Patients

... a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study (study acronym MACSI: membrane Activated Chelator Stroke Intervention). It is designed to compare the ... occurring in stroke patients and emerged from D-Pharm's proprietary membrane Activated Chelator (MAC) platform technology. D-Pharm successfully ...

ChanTest Awarded $4.8 Million Through the Ohio Third Frontier Research and Commercialization Program

... and development research services, ion channel and GPCR cell lines, and membrane products to help our biotech and pharmaceutical customers create better, ... the known drugable genome, along with cell line construction and scale-up, membrane preparation, and large-scale cryopreservation of cells for high-throughput ...

InNexus Biotechnology Announces New Patents Protecting Novel Cell Penetrating DXL(TM) Antibodies

... said, "The claims in these patents are directed toward the addition of membrane transport sequences to DXL antibodies, which facilitate penetration of ... our DXL(TM) antibodies to intracellular targets by the addition of a membrane transport sequence, imparts great therapeutic potential in a number of ...

New research identifies faster detection of viruses

... by using micro-sized cantilevers to directly detect viruses binding to membrane proteins. Micro-cantilevers, which look like springboards are .5 ... have turned them into super-sensitive virus-weighing scales. membrane proteins are the most important target for present-day drug discovery ...

SyntheMed Announces FDA Clearance of SinusShield(TM)

... received FDA 510(k) clearance to market SinusShield(TM), a bioresorbable membrane intended to prevent post-operative adhesions in nasal and sinus surgical ... About SinusShield(TM) SinusShield is a bioresorbable polymer membrane indicated for use in patients undergoing nasal and sinus surgical ...

Filter Markets - Discover the Growth Segments

... market in North American was $735 million in 2007. The world market for membrane roll stock is between $1.5 - $2.0 Billion. Some of the unmet needs in ... market include improved nonwoven fiber distribution and improved RO/UF membrane substrate media. There are also needs for membranes with higher flow rates ...

Celadrin(R) Research Unveiled at Nutrigenomics 2008 Meeting in Paris, France

... binding assays supporting the hypothesis that Celadrin(R) interacts with membrane receptors involved with the inflammatory cascade. To support this ... production, receptor binding assays were carried out on the thromboxane A2 membrane receptor. Celadrin(R) was found to exert strong receptor binding ...

JADO Reports Clinical Proof of Concept With Raft Modulator in Atopic Dermatitis

... activity via RAFT modulation. RAFTS are sub-compartments in the lipid membrane of cells that play a role in the complex physiological processes, such as ... system. About RAFTS RAFTS are discrete sub-compartments in the lipid membrane of cells that play a central role in the complex physiological processes, ...

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

... It opens large pores called TRPV1 channels found only within the cell membrane of pain-sensing neurons. With these channels propped open by capsaicin, ... as an avenue to deliver medication. Ion channels are pores in the cell membrane that control the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells. ...

Growth spurts

... colleagues used the JEOL 3010 and liquid cells microfabricated from a pair of 100-micron-thick silicon wafers with 20 nanometer thick silicon nitride membrane windows to image the growth trajectories of platinum nanocrystals in solution. Platinum nanocrystals are an ideal system for such studies because ...

International Milk Genomics & Human Health Symposium Speaker Program Announced

... farm milk and Michael Affolter of the Nestlé Research Center addressing qualitative and quantitative profiling of bovine milk fat globule membrane protein fractions. Academic sessions will feature presentations on:   Using comparative genomics to understand milk's unique ...

Transave Enters Into Cooperative Research Agreement With NIH To Study ARIKACE(TM) In Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

... System uses eFlow Technology to enable highly efficient aerosolization of medication including liposomal formulations via a vibrating, perforated membrane that includes thousands of laser drilled holes. Compared to other nebulization technologies, eFlow Technology produces aerosols with a very high ...

Video: Axel Ullrich Named Winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... winner, 2006 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (United States) Hartmut Michel, Ph.D., director, Department of Molecular membrane Biology, University of Frankfurt; winner, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (Germany) Edward Scolnick, M.D., director, Psychiatry Initiative ...

deCODE Discovers a Gene Linked to Risk of Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis

... print edition of the journal. The SNP is in the gene encoding claudin 14 (CLDN14), a protein expressed in the kidney and one of a family of membrane proteins that regulate the passage of ions and small solutes between cells. As calcium is a key component both of most kidney stones and of bone, the ...

Oxford Performance Materials Introduces OXPEKK PermettaTM High Performance Polymer Films

... films with a width up to 393 mm and thickness from 25 to 600 microns. Typical applications include use as an adhesive layer for composites, membrane systems, dielectric film for flex circuits and for metal composite hybrids. OXPEKK® PermettaTM is a suitable adhesive for carbon, glass, aramid, ...

Assessment of safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell therapy

... rescued in a mouse model of Stargardt's disease, which is a form of early-onset macular dystrophy that leads to blindness despite an intact Bruch's membrane (critical for RPE cell attachment and potential clinical efficacy). "We have worked with Dr. Lund and his team for over three years ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cisbio Bioassays for Technology Innovation

... binding assay to nearly 1/8th the time usually needed to run a standard radio labeled ligand binding assay. Moreover, it eliminates the steps for membrane preparation or overnight counting for ligand binding. "Further, with the development of its second generation HTRF technology, HTRF Terbium, ...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

... sound waves into electrical signals that are sent to the brain. As sound waves enter the cochlea, they create mechanical waves in the cochlear membrane and the fluid of the inner ear, activating hair cells (cells that cause electrical signals to be sent to the brain). The cochlea can perceive a ...

Mach One Corporation Developing a Nasal, Hand Carried Product as Solution to Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus

... There is no need to be exposed to the risk of a needle. As needed, this type of product would allow for delivery to the direct area of the nasal membrane and block initial attachment in the nasal membrane. This gives a mechanical barrier to protect the person until their own immune system can build-up ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Data From Its Phase II Bavituximab Breast Cancer Trial at 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

... a unique anti-cancer mechanism that works by helping to activate the body's own immune system to fight cancer. Bavituximab binds to the cellular membrane component phosphatidylserine (PS) that is usually located inside cells, but which becomes exposed specifically on the outside of cells that line ...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

... a specific therapeutic protein and are encapsulated in a semi-permeable hollow fiber membrane. The diffusive characteristics of the hollow fiber membrane are designed to promote long-term cell survival by allowing the influx of oxygen and nutrients while simultaneously preventing direct contact of the ...

Clinical Data on Peregrine's Bavituximab Cancer Program to Be Discussed in Two Presentations at 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

... Location: Level 2, West Hall C Abstract No: 1080 About Bavituximab Bavituximab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to the cellular membrane component phosphatidylserine (PS) that is usually located inside cells, but which becomes exposed on the outside of the cells that line the blood ...

Recombinant C-Reactive Protein

... disease. r-hCRP is produced into culture medium by DNA recombinant procedure in E. Coli as secretory protein. By expressing kil gene, the outer membrane of E. Coli becomes permeable, allowing recombinant C-Reactive Protein to be excreted without cell lysis. r-hCRP has similar biological property in ...
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