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Nano measurement in the third dimension

This release is available in German . From the motion sensor to the computer chip - in many products of daily life components are used whose functioning is based on smallest structures of the size of thousandths - or even millionths - of millimetres. These micro and nano structures must be...

The Modern DeBakey VAD™ To Be Introduced For the First Time in the U.S. : HeartAssist 5™ Pediatric VAD Features Industry Exclusive Direct Blood Flow Measurement System

The HeartAssist 5™ Pediatric VAD will be introduced for the first time in the U.S. at the 16th annual meeting of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP) in Houston on Oct. 2-4. HOUSTON (Business Wire EON) September 30, 2008 -- The Modern DeBakey...

Atherotech VAP Cholesterol Test Meets Updated ADA, ACC Measurement and Treatment Guidelines for High Risk Patients

LDL, Non-HDL and apoB measurement helps physicians guide therapy for cardiometabolic risk patients BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The determination of LDL, non-HDL and apoB are now recognized as valid, accurate and recommended methods of guiding and achieving ...

Pathway Diagnostics Announces Patent Issuance for the Diagnostic Measurement of HIV Tropism for the Initiation or Modification of HIV Therapy

HIV tropism status needed to initiate therapy with Pfizer's recently approved Selzentry(TM) (Maraviroc), CCR5 antagonist MALIBU, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathway Diagnostics announces that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent number 7,294,458 (the...

Atherotech Receives Patent for ApoB Measurement

Patent recognizes accurate method in the VAP(R) Cholesterol Test for determining heart disease risk BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atherotech, Inc., developer of the VAP Cholesterol Test, has announced it has received a patent on its method to derive and report apolipoprotein B1...

GEMS Introduces Ultrasonic Continuous Liquid Level Sensor for Challenging Fluid Measurement

Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems has launched the UCL-520 Series of Ultrasonic Level Sensors. The UCL-520 Series is suitable for non-contact applications such as industrial w...

PathCheck Applied to Measurement of Protein Solutions in the SpectraMax Plus Microplate Spectrophotometer (MaxLine Application Note #26)

INTRODUCTION Protein concentration is commonly estimated by measuring the absorbance at 280 nm and calculating the concentration using the extinction coefficient of the protein. The procedure is feasible because extinction coefficients are typically obtained using sta...

In Vitro Measurement of the Second Messenger cAMP: RIA vs. FlashPlate

Introduction Abnormalities in neurotransmission within the brain can lead to several disease states, including anxiety, depression or schizophrenia. Extensive research has been carried out to discover the mode of action of various transmitters, in order to understand and comba...

Use of FlashPlate Technology for In Vitro Measurement of 125I-Labeled TGF-1 Binding on Chimeric Extracellular Domain of Type II Transforming Growth Factor Receptor

Sylviane Komesli, Martine Page, and Patrick Dutartre Dpartement dImmunologie, Laboratoires Fournier S.A., France Abstract TGF- type I and type II receptors form ligand dependent heteromeric signaling complexes, in which transforming growth fact...

Use of FlashPlate Technology for In Vitro Measurement of [35S]-GTPγS Binding in CHO Cells Expressing the Human 5-HT1B Receptor

J. Watson and J.V. Selkirk SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, UK Abstract FlashPlate is a 96-well white polystyrene microplate with scintillant-coated wells designed for highvolume, in-plate radiobinding assays. This study investigates the use...

LabVIEW for Measurement and Data Analysis

housands of engineers and scientists rely on LabVIEW for a variety of applications: test and measurement, process control and automation, monitoring and simulation. LabVIEW is the tool of choice due to its unparalleled connectivity to instruments, powerful data acquisition capabilitie...

Utilization of Donkey Anti-Rabbit PS SPA Imaging Beads in the quantitative measurement of cAMP in cells

Key words: SPA Imaging Beads • LEADSeeker • cAMP • receptor binding assay SPA Imaging Assays are homogeneous immunoassays based on the coupling of one assay component to an SPA Imaging Bead in order to generate a signal. Polystyrene (PS)...

The measurement of DNA condensation and mitochondrial changes during apoptosis and necrosis in cell based assays

Key words: In Cell Analyzer • apoptosis • multiplexing • cell based assays Apoptosis represents a gene-directed, morphologically and biochemically distinct form of programmed cell death. Inappropriate control of apoptosis is associated...

Quantitative end-point RT-PCR gene expression measurement using the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer and standardized RT-PCR

This application note describes how the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer can be used in combination with Standardized RT (StaRT)-PCR reagents from Gene Express National Enterprises (G.E.N.E.), Inc. (Huntsville, AL, USA) to obtain...

Quantitative Measurement of Cell Proliferation Using the BrdU ELISA: A Comparison Between Colorimetric and Chemiluminescent Detection

Quantitative determination of DNA synthesis in cell cultures is now a routine procedure in many laboratories. Protocols are available for various applications, especially in cell culture systems. The effects of growth f...

Singlet Oxygen measurement

Introduction The chemistry, spectroscopy, and reactivity of singlet oxygen, 1 O 2 , is of considerable interest in environmental applications, novel organic syntheses and mechanisms of photo-oxygenation. 1 Recently, research has been directed towards understandi...

Cell Proliferation and Viability Measurement

The quantification of cellular growth, including proliferation and viability, has become an essential tool in any laboratory working on cell-based studies. Such techniques enable not only the optimization of cell culture ...

Microparts interest group workshop

...sible to manufacture small and complex components to extremely high accuracies. In direct response to the extreme demands of quality assurance for the measurement of size, form and position of microsystem parts, extensive research is being carried out in the area of geometrical measurement on the micro-scale. ...

Volcano Corporation Presentation At Canaccord Adams Conference To Be Webcast

...S imaging catheters, and advanced functionality options, such as VH(R) IVUS tissue characterization and ChromaFlo(R). Volcano also provides functional measurement (FM) consoles and single-use pressure and flow guide wires and is developing a line of ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fo...

SEQUENOM Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights

...l research and molecular medicine applications. As an industry innovator in DNA detection technology, SEQUENOM's MassARRAY system allows a direct mass measurement of nucleic acids, providing unparalleled precision and quantification. On the diagnostics front, SEQUENOM is developing a comprehensive portfolio of p...

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

...g from higher sales deductions for Managed Care and Medicaid rebates as well as the impact of revising estimates made at the end of Q1 and used in the measurement of the rebate liability on the wholesale and retail pipeline. These revisions increased Q2 sales deduction expense by the equivalent of 11% of Q2 2009...

IIVS Announces Initiation by EPA of a Pilot Program to Evaluate Non-Animal Eye-Irritation Methods

... an i n vitro model of the human corneal epithelium produced by MatTek Corp., Ashland MA)), and the Cytosensor Microphysiometer assay (the electronic measurement of the metabolic rate of cell populations to evaluate potential cell toxicity). Assessments have been made of the usefulness of these methods, both in...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

... at this point, we're only at the beginning." The NIST team has advanced that understanding with their latest effort, which provides a powerful new measurement strategy for organic photovoltaics that reveals ways to control how they form. In the most common class of organic photovoltaics, the "ink" is a blend...

NPL and University of Surrey sign £10m deal

...ve developed knowledge transfer processes and tools as part of the National measurement Office-sponsored National measurement System. We will work with Surrey to tailor our approach to deliver maximum ...

SEQUENOM Announces Launch of MassARRAY Compact 96 System

...al research and molecular medicine applications. As an industry innovator in DNA analysis technology, SEQUENOM's MassARRAY system allows a direct mass measurement of nucleic acids, providing unparalleled precision and quantification. On the diagnostics front, SEQUENOM is developing a comprehensive portfolio of p...

Finesse Solutions Forges Agreement With Leading Biotechnology Company for Single-Use Technology Exploration

...se Solutions, LLC, San Jose, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for biologics applications t...se Solutions, LLC, leads the way in developing new measurement and control technologies, in order to enable the t... Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in th...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

...pacitance devices, flexible displays and other innovations. In the latest issue of Nature Nanotechnology Letters, Tao describes the first direct measurement of a fundamental property of graphene, known as quantum capacitance, using an electrochemical gate method. A better understanding of this crucial vari...

OncologyRx Care Advantage(TM) Specialty Pharmacy Passes $15 Million Milestone in Patient Financial Assistance

.... US Oncology uses its expertise to support every aspect of the cancer care delivery system - from drug development to distribution and outcomes measurement - enabling the company to help increase the efficiency and safety of cancer care. A s of the company's last quarterly earnings report, US Oncology is ...

VisEn Launches New Cat-K FAST(TM) Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agent

...on high-performance, activatable smaller molecules that combine biomarker specificity with optimized biocompatibility and pharmacokinetics for precise measurement and monitoring of key disease biomarkers in vivo . VisEn's proprietary fluorescence imaging agents and labels are designed to provide the indus...

New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

...hnique that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications. Known as sequential profile adjustment by regression (SPAR), the...

Study Showed VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Provided Significant Efficacy at 14 Hours After Administration in Adults with ADHD in an Adult Simulated Workplace Environment

...ERMP total scores than the placebo group, ( P <.01 for all). At the first time point measured, two hours postdose, the average change from predose measurement in total PERMP scores for the VYVANSE group was 41.5 versus 22.5 for the placebo group; P <.001. In addition to PERMP, the investigators me...

Elsevier Releases Results of Alternative Energy Research Leadership Study Identifying Top 25 Institutions Worldwide

...ebcast to Learn About Findings and New Performance measurement Method Elsevier, a world-leading publisher...mining leadership in a given area than traditional measurement methods. Following are the top ranked insti...Val Spotlight, Elsevier's new research performance measurement tool which will be released later this summer. Mov...

Exosome Diagnostics and DxS Diagnostic Innovations Collaborate to Develop Blood-Based Tests for Key Cancer Mutations

...mes. The collaboration will initially focus on developing blood-based measurement of KRAS, BRAF, EGFR and other key mutations for predicting patient response to targeted therapies. Blood-based mutation measurement is particularly valuable in circumstances where tissue bioavailability is l...

BRAHMS, Cezanne and Lumiphore Announce Partnership for Diagnostic Tests

...ses two fluorophores as a donor and an acceptor. The energy transfer between these two occurs when in nanometer scale proximity, which allows accurate measurement of molecular interactions. BRAHMS is using Nobel Prize winning cyrptand donor chemistry (J.M. Lehn, 1987) and will use Lumiphore's next generation ter...

Spectral announces publication demonstrating Toraymyxin(TM) significantly reduces mortality from sepsis in prospective controlled trial

...ectral is a leader in the battle against sepsis. Spectral's lead product is its Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA(TM)), the only FDA cleared assay for the measurement of endotoxin. With the growing awareness for the role of endotoxemia in sepsis and the increasing number of therapies being developed for this indicat...

Brooks Instrument Completes Acquisition of Celerity's Instrumentation Division

...rooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of flow measurement and control devices and level gauges, today announ...ooks Instrument , a world-leading provider of flow measurement and control devices and level gauges, today announ...tractive product technology in vacuum and pressure measurement markets. Celerity's strong semiconductor market po...

Finesse Solutions Expands Into State-of-the-Art Facility in San Jose, CA, USA

...se Solutions, LLC, San Jose, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for bioprocess applications,...se Solutions, LLC, leads the way in developing new measurement and control technologies, in order to enable the t... Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in th...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...rodes, they were able to measure variations in the light absorbed by the gated graphene layers. The absorption peak in each spectrum provided a direct measurement of the bandgap at each gate voltage. "In principle we could have used a tunable laser to measure the optical transmission, but the 1.4 beamline is...

Krohne Announces Podcast on Energy Management

...tribution of accurate, reliable and cost effective measurement Instrumentation for the process industries, anno...cannot control what cannot be measured: Therefore, measurement is perhaps one of the most vital aspects of Energy...d the audience that one of the most cost-effective measurement solutions for both steam and compressed-air applic...

A billion-year ultra-dense memory chip

...back and forth inside a hollow carbon nanotube with remarkable precision. The shuttle's position inside the tube can be read out directly via a simple measurement of electrical resistance, allowing the shuttle to function as a nonvolatile memory element with potentially hundreds of binary memory states. "The ...
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