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09 Aug 2019

In this drug discovery round-up, we bring you the biggest news stories, our top pick of useful resources to help you optimize your workflow and insightful video interviews with leading scientists. From microbiome discoveries and biopharmaceutical developments to tackling tuberculosis and SLAS Europe 2019 highlights, find all this and much more!

SLAS Europe 2019 video highlights

After a witnessing the latest innovations changing the future of drug discovery at SLAS Europe 2019, we’ve put together a video playlist featuring key technologies and research highlighted during the conference, including solutions for automation, assay development, high-throughput screening and an interview with SLAS CEO Vicki Loise on the success of this year’s meeting, plus much more! Catch up here in case you missed them.

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Next-generation cytogenetics

Discover next-generation cytogenetics with high-resolution optical genome mapping technology and identify structural variants (SVs) within the human genome that can be missed by current massively parallel sequencing methods. 

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You are what your microbes eat

Meet one of the most heralded researchers in the microbiome community, Patrice Cani, Professor of Physiology and Nutrition at the University of Louvain, who reveals how his work has unearthed some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the world of gut microbes, and how they influence human pathology.

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New hope for cataract treatment

Learn how Dr. Catherine Cheng, Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry, has uncovered new roles of Eph and ephrin signaling in lens health, by elucidating the molecular mechanisms that underlie age-related eye lens defects, namely cataracts and presbyopia.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Biopharmaceuticals 

Discover the latest advancements in biopharmaceutical research and technology, including a new strategy for detecting DNA changes, characterization of monoclonal antibodies and much more.

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Live-cell analysis: from culture to assay

Discover the benefits of continuous live-cell analysis in our new application compendium eBook, looking at the interconnected cellular workflows and continuous analysis cycle of cell culture, cell-based assays and cell manipulation, plus cutting-edge technologies such as the IncuCyte® Live-Cell Analysis System from Sartorius that help to deliver smarter cell monitoring.

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NEW VIDEOS: Tackling tuberculosis

Watch our two new videos on The Scientists’ Channel with Dr. Kyle Rohde, associate professor at the University of Central Florida, who discusses his in vitro studies of TB in the hope of finding the next generation of antibiotic treatments to tackle the global crisis.

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Upcoming webinars not to miss


-    Identifying the Unknown: Easily ID Particles in Drug Formulations
-    Improving Analytical Method Performance Through Quality Risk Management and a Design of Experiments Approach

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