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Feb. 1, Vol. 26, No. 3

    • Point of View

      • Wake-up Call for U.S. Innovation
      • When it comes to innovation in science and technology, the U.S. has been the recognized global leader since the end of World War II. Today, however, that No. 1 position is in jeopardy as many foreign governments strengthen their educational and rese ... more »
    • Feature Articles

      • Biolog Advances Global Cell Analysis Scans
      • The quest to globally scan cellular functions started in the 1970s with the invention of 2-D gel electrophoresis, which allowed researchers to measure levels of most proteins in the cell and track how these levels change under different growth condi ... more »
      • Drug Discovery and Development in India
      • Outsourcing part of a drug discovery program from a U.S. pharmaceutical company to an Indian company can save up to $200 million on development costs, claimed David Hawkins, Ph.D., a consultant at U.K. Trade and Investment ( ... more »
      • Extracting Compounds for Diverse Disciplines
      • Solid-phase extraction (SPE) can be used to capture almost any compound of interest for further analysis or to capture an impurity to maintain the quality of that which remains in the sample. First used in environmental applications, SPE has found i ... more »
      • Improving Gene Expression Analysis
      • The development of microarrays launched gene expression profiling on to a new level. However, the biggest challenge in microarray research today is data quality. Concerns voiced by those in the industry have prompted the development of new technolog ... more »
      • Optimizing High-Throughput Screening
      • The high-throughput screening (HTS) arena has been a hotbed of technological advances over the past few years. The ability to synthesize huge chemical libraries and the availability of automated robots to assist in the screening process has enabled ... more »
    • Legal Affairs

      • Scientific Misconduct: Risks to Biotechnology
      • Though scientific research has always been a heavily regulated area, an increasing alphabet soup of government agencies are becoming involved in regulating research misconduct. Consider that researchers, sponsors, and institutions who receive feder ... more »
    • Tutorials

      • Multiplex Transcription Factor Profiling
      • Marligen Biosciences (www. has developed assays that allow researchers to study the activation of up to 30 transcription factors (TFs) in a single sample. Profiling the activation of multiple TFs in response to different stimuli aids i ... more »
      • Planning, Documentation, and Collaboration
      • Todays demanding drug discovery environment requires close collaboration within and between multidisciplinary groups of scientific teams and necessitates that individual research efforts are maximally leveraged. These teams need access to experiment ... more »
      • Testing & Validation of Disposable Systems
      • In Bioprocess Technology Consultants ( third annual survey of biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity and production, biopharmaceutical manufacturers and CMOs said the primary reason they werent expanding the use of si ... more »


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