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September 1, Vol. 30, No. 15

  • Feature Articles

    • Biopharma's Going Green
    • Vicki Glaser
    • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News’ ' first “GreenBioPharma” conference represented an important step in the trend toward making operations at life science companies and organizations more sustainable That was the opinion of most of the presenters and attendees who ... more »
    • Vietnam on Path to Free Market Economy
    • Robert Yuan, Ph.D.
    • Ever since Vietnam launched its “doi moi” economic liberalization policies 15 years ago, many have predicted that the country will be the next Asian tiger This presumption has been reinforced by the stunning success of China’s market-driven economy Vietnam and ... more »
    • Live Imaging Unveils Cellular Function
    • Elizabeth Lipp
    • Live-cell imaging, which has proven to be tremendously beneficial in helping scientists understand how cells work, is not without its wrinkles “Live-cell imaging is key to understanding cellular differentiation and function,” said Magnus Persmark, PhD, senior product manager at Life ... more »
    • Biomarkers Changing Clinical Medicine
    • K. John Morrow Jr.
    • The pace of biomarker development is accelerating as investigators report new studies on cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer disease, and other conditions in which the evaluation and isolation of workable markers is prominently featured CHI’s “ADAPT” meeting, to be held later this ... more »
    • Tackling Transfection's Complexity
    • James Netterwald, Ph.D.
    • Ever since the discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure, life scientists have been interested in somehow introducing foreign nucleic acid molecules into a host cell and expressing the genes encoded by it Transfection is one of the most popular methods for ... more »
    • Process Monitoring Realm Expanding
    • Angelo DePalma, Ph.D.
    • Bioprocess monitoring is moving rapidly beyond process sensors for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, glucose, and carbon dioxide Development groups and vendors are now coupling those critical measurements to more complex quality attributes, and ultimately to feedback control, as part of ... more »
    • ATMI Expands Biomanufacturing Facility
    • John Sterling
    • In late July ATMI LifeSciences completed a two-year, $45 million, 4,000 sq ft expansion project for its Bloomington, MN, manufacturing facility The site will serve as the North American hub for the production, marketing, and development of its Integrity™ single-use ... more »
    • Team CF and Racing on the Road for a Cure
    • Gail Dutton
    • Translating the advances in cystic fibrosis (CF) gene-therapy research into the clinic hasn’t been successful In fact, during the 21 years since the gene responsible for causing cystic fibrosis was discovered, and despite the early excitement about the possibilities of ... more »