Science Market Update

Two New Mass Spectrometers Make Texas A&M a Top Facility for Studying Isotopes

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The chancellor’s office of Texas A&M University (TAMU) recently funded a $5 million initiative to support mass spectrometry research. As part of this initiative a $1 million grant from the Texas A&M University Research Development Fund will be used to develop a shared mass spectrometry core facility and buy two new mass spectrometers for the College Station campus. One will be a gas chromatography combustion/pyrolysis isotope ratio mass spectrometer and the other will be a high resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer for clumped isotopes.

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Tags: TAMU, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Texas A&M Research, Texas A&M Life Science Funding, biotech vendor show, Texas A&M, Research equipment

Research Mice, Science Equipment Lost and Saved in Northeast Storm

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Though the general consensus seems to be that the Northeast weathered deadly storm Sandy relatively well thanks to warnings and emergency plans put into action, there were unexpected casualties beyond the loss of over 80 human lives. Massive flooding in the lower New York Metro Area was not on the radar to the extent that it actually transpired, and basements that were thought to be flood-safe turned out not to be. That was the case at New York University's Smilow Research Center, where animal labs underground were inundated and approximately 10,000 research mice and rats drowned and lab equipment was ruined. On the upper floors, precious biological samples and reagents were lost as freezers and refrigerators shut down. Other research institutions in the area fared better.

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Tags: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Rockefeller University, Northeast, animal research, research mice, University of Texas, New York, 2012, Stony Brook University, Austin, Philadelphia, MSSM, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NY, Front Line event, science research, research laboratories, New York City, Research equipment, Stoneybrook

Powerful MRI Scanner Advances Cornell Lab Research Competitiveness on Ithaca Campus

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jun 20, 2012

While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are most often associated with clinical diagnostics activities, their ability to visualize internal structures of the body in detail, especially soft tissues, makes MRI scanning machines extremely valuable for laboratory research scientists as well. So it's no small matter that an NIH equipment grant has made it possible for Cornell University in Ithaca to get one of its own, just last week, and establish the Cornell MRI Facility in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. It's not just any scanner either, but a 3 Tesla GE Discovery 750, which provides noninvasive imaging with high signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution for structural and functional research involving small animals, humans, plants and biomedical materials. MRI technology does not involve radiation.

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Tags: Northeast, Cornell University, New research facilities, New York, NIH, Research equipment, Laboratory Imaging Equipment

Five Best Blogs of 2011: Bioscience Medical Success Story using Harvard Bioscience's Stem Cell Technology System

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Thu, Dec 29, 2011

This story not only amazed us but brought home how important the work of researchers and medical equipment technology developers is in real time, right now, for saving the lives of actual people.  Read the update below, too. -- 12/23/2011

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Tags: Northeast, Stem cell research, Translational Research, Massachusetts, Event, Harvard Medical School, Laboratory Equipment Supplier, Research equipment, transplant success story

Bioscience Medical Success Story using Harvard Bioscience's Stem Cell Technology System

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Sep 09, 2011

This story not only amazed us but brought home how important the work of researchers and medical equipment technology developers is in real time, right now, for saving the lives of actual people.  Read the update below, too. -- 12/23/2011

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Tags: Harvard University, Northeast, Stem cell research, Translational Research, 2012, Massachusetts, Boston, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Event, MA, Harvard, Laboratory Equipment Supplier, Research equipment, transplant success story, 2011

Marine Life Science Research Bonanza at Scripps Thanks to NSF Award

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Jul 06, 2011

In a demonstration of just how complicated it can be to do life science research, Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD just announced a major project to catalog and make available to study fish that were caught by scientists 40 or 50 years ago.  It's called the Library of Fishes, and thanks to an NSF award it will soon get to the stage where it can open its doors (and jars) to researchers.

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Tags: Southwest, California, biomarine research, Scripps, San Diego, UCSD research, Research equipment, NSF

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