BioIVT taps into the advantages of hepatic cells for toxicology evaluations and screening studies, securing exclusive distribution agreement with upcyte.
Tissue engineering could cut animal testing
A team of US scientists have assembled clusters of cells into living ‘microtissues’ as part of a programme aimed initially at reducing the use of animal models in early-stage drug development.
Novel genetic technique 'creates' stem cells
Scientists can now transform adult cells to a stem cell-like state
without using a cancer inducing gene. Researchers at Harvard
University said they can now map the stages of the reprogramming
which had thus far been a mystery.
Silica nanowires conduct drugs into cells
New research has shown that silica nanowires can be used to deliver toxic agents into both human and bovine epithelial cell lines, opening up new options for drug targeting and delivery.
Nikon to care for your cells while you study them
Nikon have launched a new 'hands off' system that combines an
incubator and inverted microscope to allow automated live-cell
culture studies and time-lapse imaging in a controlled environment.
Taking the labour out of genotoxicity screening
Litron Laboratories is close to releasing an animal-free
micronucleus assay that promises to allow genotoxic drug candidates
to be weeded out earlier in the development process than ever
High-throughput peptide-cell adhesion array
US researchers have developed a high-throughput microfluidic array
to aid help discover therapeutic and cell-targeting peptide agents
by measuring the interactions between cells and peptides.
CellASIC's microfluidic tumour model
US microfluidics company CellASIC has developed a device that
enables the effects of anticancer drugs to be studied in an
environment that mimics a real cancerous growth.
Nanopoint the way to live cell imaging
Nanopoint has released its cellTRAY imaging system that enables
time lapse imaging of individual cells while reducing experiment
Weighing cells in solution
A new tool to weigh and count individual cells could be used to
directly detect pathogens, monitor cells during cell-divison, or
count the CD4 cells used to follow the progression of AIDS.
Stem cell nanotech tracker system
Researchers have found a new technique that allows stem cells to be
tracked as they move through the body, potentially allowing a
greater understanding of regenerative medicines.
Naturally reducing drug 'friendly fire'
A new technique mimics Nature to mark cancer tumours for
destruction by the immune system while leaving healthy cells alive,
and could potentially lead to anticancer drugs with fewer side
Cell preservation technology could reduce animal experiments
A technology designed to preserve living cells for longer could
significantly reduce the number of animals used in medical
research, according to its creators Abcellute.
Asterand make available cell ranges for disease research
Asterand is to make available novel research materials to be used
in the investigation of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,
cancer and other diseases making available a range of cell material
that is currently difficult to obtain.
New findings open up autoimmune disease treatment options
A new finding has the potential to pave the way for better
treatment options for autoimmune diseases as researchers discover a
signalling molecule can yield a rapid, inexpensive way to make
large numbers of immune cells.