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Nov 20, 2006

Caliper Partners with Invitrogen for the Development and Distribution of VivoFluor Kits

  • Caliper Life Sciences announced a partnership with Molecular Probes, a wholly owned subsidiary of Invitrogen, to develop and distribute custom fluorescence labeling kits optimized for use in combination with Caliper's IVIS® in vivo optical imaging systems.

    The kits, VivoFluor 680 and 750, utilize the Invitrogen Alexa Fluor® 680 and 750 dyes and allow researchers to leverage the IVIS systems' fluorescent-detection capabilities to accurately identify and tag specific molecular targets such as antibodies, proteins, and peptides, in living animals.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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