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How to Donate Blood the Healthy Way

Donating blood is a simple way to give a powerful gift. According to the American Red Cross, patients need around 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets, and 10,000 units of plasma every single day in the U.S. The only way patients can get the treatment they need is if altruistic people…

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Blood Donation and Summer Safety

About 6.8 million Americans donate blood annually, according to the American Red Cross. From transfusions to research, donated blood has multiple purposes — all of which help other people. If you are about to join the millions of donors, understanding what to expect and how to care for yourself following the donation process is absolutely…

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Improve Research Reproducibility in Your Lab — White Paper

Have you struggled to replicate the research findings of another scientist? Or failed to reproduce your own research results? You’re definitely not alone. According to Nature, over 70% of scientists have failed to reproduce the results of another scientist and more than 50% have failed to reproduce their own results. While there are no industry-standard…

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Use of Nitric Oxide to Characterize Macrophages and Dendritic Cells

Macrophages and myeloid dendritic cells can be proinflammatory or express suppressive, anti-inflammatory characteristics. One characteristic that is part of the proinflammatory phenotype is the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthetase (iNOS), which can be evaluated by measuring production of nitric oxide using our all-inclusive Nitric Oxide Assay Kit. This easy-to-use NO Kit can give rapid…

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Cells in Motion: Cellero Cells Featured in Recent Publications

Researchers have been busy using Cellero cells! Here are a few articles that were recently published in leading publications. Phagocytosis of antibody‐opsonized tumor cells leads to the formation of a discrete vacuolar compartment in macrophages Velmurugan et al. explore the identification of a vacuolar compartment and the implications for understanding the subcellular trafficking process. Cellero…

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Using CFDA-SE in Your Lab

Carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester, or CFDA-SE, is a fluorescent dye used to stain and label cells to track their division. CFDA-SE is cell permeable, meaning it can cross the cell membrane and stay there for long periods of time. Once inside the cell, CFDA-SE reacts with amine groups on proteins to create a stable fluorescent…

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Immune Cell Quality: The Key to Personalized Medicine (Podcast)

Breakthroughs in personalized medicine start with high-quality, well-characterized immune cell products. Making such products widely available to researchers in fields like immunology, inflammation, and vaccine development was the catalyst to founding Astarte Biologics (now Cellero) over 14 years ago. Since recognizing a need in the industry and launching our company with human PBMC and T…

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What Are Platelets Good For? A Whole Lot.

Years ago, we used to be annoyed at the abundance of platelets clogging up the cell suspensions in our leukapheresis products. What were we going to do with all those leftover platelets? Instead of washing them out of our suspensions and discarding them, we realized we could put them to better use in research labs…

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