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Researchers at Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and Boston Children's Hospital have linked a biological process in the brain to an increased risk of schizophrenia in young people.
San Francisco’s Twist Bioscience, a manufacturer of synthetic DNA, announced on Tuesday that it has raised a $61 million Series D round. Additionally, the company has secured $20 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley bank. Twist has raised $133 million since its founding in 2013.
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Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and networking conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and potential strategics in one place during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences. Investors and biopharmaceutical executives from around the world gather in San Francisco during this critical week which is widely viewed as setting the tone for the coming year.
Dr. Cosimo Commisso, of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California, studies this feeding mechanism—a phenomenon whose intricacies may provide the key to new treatments for pancreatic cancer.
This year, grants have been awarded to researchers investigating topics such as tumor metabolism, targeting KRAS, immunotherapy, and heredity in pancreatic cancer.
My story as a pancreatic cancer survivor. Anggie Becorest, ALT Sr. VP Business Development
It’s time to act. ALT urges you to join us in supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The organization’s goal is to double the survival rate by 2020 through its strategy of raising funds for research, engaging in government and community outreach, and providing services and support for families and individuals living with the disease.
Upcoming events ALT will be attending in November 2015.
The lack of well-validated and widely accepted cell lines derived from intestinal carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) is a significant barrier for research and development of new therapies. The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation therefore wishes to launch a second Challenge to stimulate a concerted effort to create a “collection” of well-characterized cell lines that faithfully replicate tumor characteristics and genetics. The Foundation has partnered with the Rare Cancer Research Foundation (RCRF), a foundation dedicated to curing rare cancers through strategic investments and innovative collaborations, and the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), the world’s largest non-profit cell line repository, to establish a Neuroendocrine Tumor Cell Line collection in their catalog.
The craft brew movement is booming. According to the Brewers Association, a national trade group, the overall craft beer market in the U.S. reached $19.6 billion in 2014, with nearly 22 million barrels representing 11% of the overall market.
QB3 always knew their entrepreneurs were amazing and so did ALT, as a proud sponsor of the facility. Now we have data to prove it!
At American Laboratory Trading, we strive to support life science entrepreneurs, and to provide you with information and educational resources that will help you launch a successful business.
There's a lot that can go wrong with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The pressure of the system can get crazy, the lines can get blocked, and the columns don't last forever. While we can’t solve all of your HPLC problems, we will periodically post some suggestions to help you maintain your HPLC to the best of your ability.
Apeel Sciences creates natural agricultural solutions for growers to protect their crops and increase the shelf life of harvested produce, reducing reliance on pesticides as well as food waste.
Clean the degasser lines by flushing with isopropanol. When using the buffers, flush with water, then with isopropanol. Make sure to check for air bubbles in the outlet lines and be aware of the possibility of microbial growth in aqueous phases. Ensure that you check for solvent compatibility and any unused channels should be left in isopropanol. While you are maintaining the degasser you may have to exchange the vacuum pump, sensor, solenoid valve and or the vacuum chamber.
Lab safety isn’t just for large organizations, either. Start-ups and smaller academic labs must also make safety a priority, even when budgets are stretched. Fortunately, there are many resources available to labs of all sizes, from free, online training courses, to printable safety checklists.
13 Step Routine Pump Maintenance
ALT|usedlabequipment.com is happy to present our first customer spotlight in a new blog series. This week, we want to introduce you to Ultimate Labs and their CEO, Kim Lim. If you would like to be featured in a customer spotlight, please contact Jenna Rothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's a lot that can go wrong with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
You can reduce many LC problems by eliminating the most common sources of flow blockage.
Once a year hundreds of life science professionals gather UNWIND.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina, Bruker, GSK, Molecular Devices—each one of these companies has called on life science marketing agency Chempetitive Group to help them reach their audience.
Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world’s largest producer of generic medicines, agreed this week to buy Irish drug maker Allergan’s generic drug business.
Orphan Drugs Grow Up
ALT Names Anggie Becorest Senior Vice President of Business Development
On April 21, 2015 CURE, SECTen, UCONN TIP and seCTer gathered at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, Connecticut to host ”Vendor Strategies and Vendor, Lab Equipment and CRO Showcase” sponsored by ALT, Dilworth IP and the Mystic Marriot.
CURE, SECTen, UCONN TIP and seCTer are hosting an informative panel discussion on vendor strategy followed by a Vendor and CRO showcase event featuring over 30 local vendors. Panel moderated by ALT COO, Jayson Bernstein.
Xconomy Forum: What’s Hot in Boston Biotech
From Garbage Container to Incubator: The Curious Life Cycle of Used Lab Equipment
CURE Innovation Commons announced today that it is welcoming five Founding Sponsors who have pledged their support for The Commons, the exciting new office and laboratory space in Southeastern Connecticut.
The freezer appeared perfect for Nirmidas Biotech. It could chill samples at a numbing minus-80 degrees Celsius. Used and marked down to $130 in the online auction, it was vastly more affordable for the startup than a brand-new, $20,000 fridge. Only when two employees went to claim the appliance did they see it for what it was: a 1,000-pound, 80-inch-tall monstrosity that took an hour just to wiggle out the door. It took a few more minutes to realize it wasn’t going to fit in the 79-inch-tall U-Haul.
It's free! QB3 inks equipment donation deal for biomed startups
Ohaus and ALT Celebrate New Partnership
Opens Offices in These Biotech Hubs; Adds Two New Regional Sales Managers
FierceBiotech is kicking off its search for the next class of Fierce 15 companies
Novartis will acquire GlaxoSmithKline's cancer drug business for up to $16 billion--$14.5 billion upfront and $1.5 billion in milestones. GSK gets Novartis's struggling vaccines business--excluding flu, which is on the sales block--for up to $7.1 billion plus royalties. Novartis and Glaxo will create a joint consumer health division for over-the-counter drugs, and Eli Lilly will step in to buy Novartis's struggling animal health division for $5.4 billion
Agreement puts two vacant buildings on Pfizer’s Groton campus back into productive reuse as a bioscience innovation center for Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE).
Groton — The State Bond Commission is expected to approve more than $20 million in funding Friday to repurpose two buildings on Pfizer Inc.’s campus off Eastern Point Road, including more than $4 million to allow a statewide association to develop bioscience incubator space.
The Myriad Decision — Impact on Entrepreneurship In Diagnostics and Customized Medicines
Novartis expands cancer immunotherapy research program with acquisition of CoStim
Igenica, Inc., a company focused on the discovery and development of innovative antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it raised $14 million in a Series C extension financing. All major current investors participated in the round, including The Column Group, 5AM Ventures, OrbiMed and Third Rock Ventures.
ARIAD Announces the Commercial Availability of Iclusig (Ponatinib) for Patients with Refractory Philadelphia-Positive Leukemias in the U.S.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Moderna Therapeutics Announce Exclusive Strategic Agreement to Develop Messenger RNA Therapeutics™ for Rare Diseases
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Buying used lab equipment can be tricky. We'll try to take some of the guesswork out by giving you a few good questions to ask.
Used Lab Equipment Leader Brings Sales and Customer Service to San Francisco
American Laboratory Trading (ALT), the largest provider of used laboratory equipment in North America, has launched a new office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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