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Friday, 27 June 2008

New Snap Tube E-Blast

Finally a way to make your PCR or QPCR secure and simple. The Thermo Scientific ABgene EasyStrip Snap Tubes are 8-well strip tubes with individually sealable caps. Each individual cap will eliminate any chance of cross contamination and make your workflow much easier and more secure.

Optimized Capping Options – Application specific strips available with ultra clear caps for QPCR and domed caps for PCR.

Increased Sensitivity in QPCR – white tubes and Ultra Clear Caps have been proven to increase detection of low copy number templates.

Eliminate Cross Contamination – Individually attached caps do not create aerosols, unlike strip caps, when they are removed after cycling.

EasyStrip Snap Tube sample request page


Thursday, 19 June 2008

Advanced Course in Immunology University of Minnesota

Advanced Course in Immunology

July 19-24, 2008
University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Campus
Course Directors: Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D. and
Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Center for Immunology

Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2008!

This intensive one-week course is designed for serious students of
immunology. Leading experts will present recent advances in
understanding the biology of the immune system and its role in health
and disease.

The course is intended for scientists and advanced trainees who wish to
expand or update their understanding of the field. This is not an
introductory course and requires that attendees have a firm
understanding of the principles of immunology.

Accommodations at special course rates have been arranged at the
Radisson University Hotel.

Applicants from outside the US are encouraged to apply early for visas.

The AAI Courses in Immunology are sponsored by The American Association
of Immunologists, the world's largest and most prestigious association
of professional scientists engaged in basic and clinical immunological

University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Campus, site of the AAI 2008
Advanced Course in Immunology

Microporation: Low cost of electroporation

User friendly interface

High transfection efficiency and good cell survival rate

Plasmid, protein and SiRNA transfection

Low cost of electroporation

Microporation is a novel and proprietary electroporation technology developed by Digital Bio Technology. Before the Microporation, all of the electroporation is dependent on the plate-type electrode and cuvette style chamber. Microporation is a unique electroporation technology using a pipette TIP as an electroporation space. In doing so, the uniform electric field is generated accompanying minimal heat generation, metal ion dissolution, pH variation and oxide formation ‥‥‥more <>

Monday, 16 June 2008

MegaTran 1.0: the transfection reagent for large volume applications

MegaTran 1.0: the transfection reagent for large volume applications -
10 ml for $1200

MegaTran 1.0 is a brand new non-lipid polymer transfection reagent
specially designed and manufactured for large volume DNA transfection,
including large scale protein production via transient transfection,
high-throughput screening using cDNA arrays or shRNA libraries, etc.

Superior transfection efficiency compared to leading transfection
Improved protein production via transient transfection
Reduced cytotoxicity
Extremely affordable - $1200 for 10 ml!

Further Information Here

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Reminder: Webinar Invitation - Advances in GPCR Research, June 17

Advances in GPCR Research WEBINAR

In case you missed the first announcement, or didn’t have the opportunity to register yet, we wanted to remind you to please join our panel of experts on 17 June 2008 for a live, online educational seminar, "Advances in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Research."

Submit your questions LIVE to the experts during the webinar!

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Time; 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time; 4:00 p.m. GMT
Duration: 1 hour

Register now! For more information and complimentary registration visit:

Membrane bound G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play an integral role in sensing the external environment of the cell. A broad range of external stimuli signal through GPCRs, including neurotransmitters, hormones, odor molecules, cations, and even photons. Their position at the apex of essential signal transduction pathways means that malfunctioning of these molecules frequently leads to disease, making them a perfect target for drug therapies. Further, naturally occurring and induced mutations in GPCRs can provide valuable information about these signaling pathways and their role in human pathologies.

You are invited to join our panel of thought leaders in a live video webinar discussion about these very important proteins. During the broadcast, you will:

*       gain insight into the broad range of GPCR proteins and their role in signaling and disease
*       learn about techniques and technologies available to study GPCRs
*       see data from recent GCPR studies, presented by top scientists in the field
*       have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert panel LIVE during the event


Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Michel Bouvier, Ph.D.
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)
Montreal, Canada

Brian Kobilka, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA


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