How Biotech Is Fighting These 5 Deadly Diseases

Biotech researchers have made some of the most phenomenal discoveries and advancements in human medicine over the past half-century, from breakthrough medications for infectious and viral diseases to sequencing the human genome to innovative immunotherapy treatments for cancer. Here is a look at how biotech is fighting five of the most problematic diseases on the…

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Donate Blood to Participate in Medical Research

Donating blood is an important and ongoing part of maintaining your own health care and helping other people. Medical professionals need blood donations because whole blood, red blood cells, platelets, plasma, and other blood products cannot be stored for long and still remain viable. To donate blood, you should be healthy, free of infections, and…

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Meet Us at PEGS 2018

PEGS: The The Essential Protein Engineering Summit brings the brightest minds in biotherapeutics protein drug development together under one roof! We are thrilled to be attending PEGS 2018 this year in Boston. Attending PEGS? See Us At Booth 201 Be sure to visit us at Booth 201 to see our latest immune cell products and…

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Lessons Learned in Recall Antigen Testing

As we run tests and learn new information in our lab, we like to pass our findings along to our customers so they can get the most from our immune cell products. When we get questions from curious scientists, we head to the lab to try to find answers and publish those findings for everyone…

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A New Approach to Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And yet, we know relatively little about the disease and have failed to make promising strides towards a cure or treatment. Two scientists have taken a new approach to fighting Alzheimer’s, and their…

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Will Science Soon Have a Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia is a condition where the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells to oxygenate the body. It is an inherited anemia, and both parents must carry the gene to pass the disease on to their children. The condition causes vision problems, delayed growth, frequent infections, and chronic pain. Treatments continue to advance…

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Cells in Motion: PBMC Research

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) play an essential role in immunology research. Three publications recently featured PBMC from Astarte Biologics to study a Zika virus vaccine and T cell immunotherapy methods. A DNA Vaccine Protects Human Immune Cells against Zika Virus Infection in Humanized Mice Guohua et al. found that a Zika virus vaccine elicited…

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A Guide to Laboratory Biosafety Levels

The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) sets the standard for biosafety levels and laboratory requirements in the United States. To mitigate the risk of infection and contamination from pathogenic microorganisms, the ABSA has developed four distinct biosafety levels that, when properly implemented, should contain harmful biological agents and prevent contamination. What Biosafety Level Should My…

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