5 Tips to Culture and Activate Dendritic Cells

Antigen-presenting dendritic cells are an important factor in studying the immune system. If you already have dendritic cells (DC) in your lab, you can culture them to achieve a desired phenotype and activate them to recognize immune or inflammatory responses.   5 Tips for Dendritic Cell Culture and Activation 1. Avoid Transferring DC During Culture…

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New Anti HPV E7 T Cells to Aid in HPV Research

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among Americans and although it can be prevented with a vaccine, only 60% of girls and 50% of boys in the U.S, had started the HPV vaccine series as of 2016. Left untreated, HPV can cause cervical, head, and neck cancers among other health complications.…

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Astarte Welcomes Ponni Anand, Research Services Manager

Our team just got a little bigger! We would like to introduce our newest team member, Ponni Anand, M.Sc., MBA, who will be joining us as a Research Services Manager. Ponni has a diverse background in clinical research, strategic planning, and project management. She has earned an M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, an M.Sc. in Biology,…

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Fred Hutch Shows Success with CAR T Cell Immunotherapy

In a recent interview with KIRO 7, Gary Gilliard, president of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, talked about the success they are having with CAR T cell immunotherapies for some metastatic cancers. The Hutch has long been a leader in immunotherapy research and has made many lifesaving discoveries harnessing the power of the…

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Factors Impacting DMARD Adherence in RA Patients

With well over one million Americans living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, there has been an interest in developing antirheumatic treatments dating back to the 1930s, giving rise to the classification of “disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs” (DMARDs) in the 1970s and 1980s. Of course, any drug or therapy will be most effective when patients adhere to the prescribed…

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5 Reasons to Buy Normal PBMC

Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are one of our most popular products among researchers in academia, pharma and biotech. Here are five reasons to buy PBMC from normal, healthy donors from us:   1. 50+ Donors Available We source our PBMC from a variety of donors to give you the best selection. With more…

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10 Reasons to Outsource Immunology Research Services

Outsourcing research services is a popular practice among pharma and biotech companies of all sizes. For enterprise pharma companies, emerging biotechs, and everyone in between, there is tremendous value in contracting labs to run your research projects. Learn ten reasons why the outsource research services model may be the right choice for your company. If…

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