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Selected issue: 2/2015

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Freedom to evolve

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid are using directed evolution techniques to develop new enzymes for a variety of bioprocessing applications.

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A simple(x) approach to bioprocessing

UCL’s Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering is harnessing the flexible automation capabilities of its Freedom EVO® workstations to explore novel bioprocessing applications, with a focus on the production of ‘next generation’ medicines including protein-derived therapeutics, vaccines and cells for therapy.

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Stressing the importance of quality assays

The Department of Psychology at TU Dresden is taking advantage of the quality and reproducibility of various IBL International immunoassays – including the Cortisol Saliva Luminescence Immunoassay – to investigate the link between steroid hormones and stress.

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Developing the fuels of the future

Extended periods of walkaway operation are essential to the work carried out by Spanish energy producer Repsol, which relies on two Freedom EVO® platforms and Tecan’s 350 μl nested liquid handling disposable tips for its research into alternative energy sources.

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Driving oncology drug development forward

The HP D300 Digital Dispenser has enabled Translational Drug Development in the USA to automate its workflows, increasing sample throughput and the number of cell line panels handled, as well as enhancing workflow efficiency.

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Back-to-back success for bioanalytics

Novartis’ Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) Biologics Division, based in Basel, Switzerland, has developed a flexible, fully automated workflow for blood serum sample preparation and ELISA processing by combining two Freedom EVO® 150 workstations.

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Streamlining medical genetics with the aid of automation

With an ever-increasing workload, Germany’s Munich Leukemia Laboratory has automated its cytogenetics protocols on five Freedom EVO® workstations, enabling leaner, standardized, more efficient processing and minimizing the potential for human error.

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Automated PBMC isolation for biobanking

Since its inception in 2008, IBBL has been a biobanking pioneer, developing a high quality repository of samples to support biomedical research into a variety of diseases.

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Perfect chemistry

Italy’s Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche has invested in an HID EVOlution™ to aid analysis of DNA from crime scene samples, providing the process security that is essential in any forensic science laboratory.

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Fluent™ – behind the scenes

The launch of the latest Fluent laboratory automation solution has brought the advantages of this application-oriented platform to a host of new users, offering walkaway compound management and assay plate generation to complement the existing end-to-end automation of cell-based and biochemical assay protocols.

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Spark™ 10M already lighting up research

Since its launch at SLAS 2015 in February, the park 10M has gained interest from across the life sciences community, with researchers around the world beginning to explore the advanced capabilities of this exciting new system for applications including DNA quantification, microbiology research and cell-based assays.

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Seeing the light

An Infinite® M200 PRO reader is helping Californian company Sevident to establish rapid, sensitive immunofluorescence and colorimetric assays based on its proprietary NETs technology.

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