Drug discovery techniques focus on speed and cost reduction

Drug discovery relies on a huge range of techniques, from polymerase chain reaction analysis to clinical trial design. Here we highlight the latest innovations designed to cut costs and increase the speed of new drug discovery

Webinar for automation techniques

Enables scientists to learn techniques for introducing reliable automation into small- and large-scale applications

Sample Concentration Techniques Benefit Food and Beverage Labs

Genevac has announced increased use of its EZ-2 and ROCKET evaporator systems by food and beverage laboratories for applications including quality testing of beverages, pesticide analysis in fruit and vegetables and determining vitamin levels in cereals.

Traditional indigenous fire management techniques

A landmark Australian project that mitigates the extent and severity of natural savannah blazes by deploying traditional Indigenous fire management techniques is being hailed as a model with vast global potential in the fights against climate change and biodiversity loss.

Organic apple orchard floor maintenance techniques

Successful organic apple farming literally starts from the ground up. Maintaining a healthy orchard floor is the key to preventing weeds and keeping soil healthy.

Working towards sustainable fishing techniques

Most fisheries management regimes are lagging far behind set standards, and that the conversion of scientific advice into policy plays the most critical role in determining the sustainability of fisheries.

New chemistry techniques improves imaging

A new PET/MR imaging system has been developed that can successfully provide whole-body images of rats and other small animals and could greatly improve imaging capabilities and advance research in many areas.

Milk adopts green food technology techniques

Dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and other technologies over the past 60 years have resulted in a modern milk production system that has a smaller carbon footprint.

Interest grows in peptide therapeutics as production techniques improve

The interest for peptide therapeutics has recently intensified, with a growth rate predicted to be quite significantly higher than for other active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) overall.

New techniques revive Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)

Fluorescence energy resonance transfer (FRET) is widely usedin the study of molecular interactions and reaction pathways.As Peter Roberts shows, the introduction of new probes and labelling techniques will make the technique and even more powerful laboratory tool.

Novel spectroscopy techniques will assure food authenticity

Raman spectroscopy is already finding uses in the food industry, but now a new research project in Wales aims to develop an updated version of the technology so that it can be used for tasks such as assuring food authenticity.

Comparison of NIRS techniques to determine caffeine content in tea

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an analytical tool that is used in many different fields, and many applications have already been described in the areas of agriculture, foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Here, Angela Schmidt, Brian P Davies, Dr Grit Schulzki, and Dr Andrea Giehl describe how NIRS used to monitor caffeine levels in tea.

Novel DNA preparation techniques signal the end of culture

Abhay Patki shows how a novel amplification strategy provides a rapid, simple and versatile method for preparing DNA templates that can be used directly in cycle sequencing reactions with no need for purification. Its simple format eliminates the multiple steps of commonly used template preparation schemes and allows DNA template preparation and sequencing to be completed in a single day.

Affinity chromatography is focal point in proteomics techniques

John Curling reports on the use of affinity chromatography in protein research and development.

On-line preparation techniques for plasma and in vitro sampling

The development of, and the need for, faster drug discovery techniques in a highly competitive pharmaceutical industry has resulted in ever increasing numbers of pre-clinical biological samples to be analysed. By Dr Denise Wailwroth.

Light scattering techniques support formulation development

Researchers develop methods to test protein stability under a variety of conditions





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