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September 15, Vol. 27, No. 16

  • Columns

    • Start-Up Firm Touts Mid-Stage Pipeline
    • Carol Potera
    • When Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (wwwpharmabayercom) closed its West Coast operations, several drug candidates in the pipeline were showing promise for treating respiratory illnesses Rather than stash them in a freezer or license them to an outside firm, Bayer spun off ... more »
  • Tutorials

    • New Kit Facilitates Small RNA Cloning
    • Eric Devor
    • In the early 1990s Victor Ambros’ laboratory, then at Harvard University, identified a transcript in Caenorhabditis elegans that contained a 22 nt noncoding RNA that they called lin-4 Ambros’ group discovered that the tiny lin-4 RNA bound to several places ... more »
    • Cultivating Anchorage-Dependent Cells
    • Jose Castillo
      Steven Vanhamel
    • The use of porous or nonporous suspended microcarriers in traditional stirred-tank or airlift bioreactors makes it possible to increase the available growth area for anchorage-dependent cells Recently, ATMI LifeSciences (wwwatmi-lifesciencescom), Artelis (wwwartelisbe), and Pierre-Guerin Biolafitte (wwwbiolafittecom) teamed up to develop ... more »