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Developing bio-based carrier systems for gene transfer
The targeted transport of DNA and RNA using vectors (mostly made from synthetic polymers) in cell cultures has become part of routine practice in biological R&D – a fact highlighted by the multitude of commercial kits now available. To date, however, obstacles relating to use in patients have ...
Industry 4.0 concepts that support regulatory compliance and data integrity in lab environments
A few years ago the term “Industry 4.0” was used to describe a future vision of digitized production. This concept is now being implemented by industry. It is characterized by a high degree of automation and networked processes, without which global competitiveness would no longer be achievable.
Using mass spectrometry to detect the presence of small polymer molecules
For several decades, food packaging has made handling food easier and helped to maintain its quality. Plastic packaging possesses the advantage that it is light and flexible, with a vast variety of polymer modifications allowing a wide range of usages.
Smart and networked solutions pave the way to the laboratory of the future
Laboratory 4.0, the internet of things (IoT), big data, cloud computing or storage, blockchain, cybercrime, thingbots, predictive maintenance, artificial intelligence et al.: the thicket of buzzwords is getting denser almost by the day. They feature in just about every newspaper article about ...
Process analytics in biotechnology
As far back in time as several thousand years ago our ancestors were using biotechnical processes to make beer, wine and bread. These days, biotechnological processes are not merely used to produce food – they enable a wide variety of applications, from wastewater treatment to manufacturing ...
Superconducting levitation enables ultra-clean sterile processes
Like counting objects, measuring their mass belongs to the most elemental characterization processes mankind has performed for thousands of years, from coal bags to sophisticated agents used in the pharma industry, from beam balances to electromagnetic laboratory balances, and from micro to kilo ...
Generating aptamers using an automated in vitro selection method
DNA and RNA aptamers are high-affinity, nucleotide-based binding molecules which, as an alternative to antibodies, are already being widely used in analytics, diagnostics and therapeutics. The generation of new aptamers and their industrial implementation opens up new potentials for a wide range ...
From protein mechanisms to tissue analysis
Spectroscopic methods are now granting us deep insights into biological systems at previously unattainable spatial and temporal resolutions. Complementing the already well-established fluorescence spectroscopy, the major potential of label-free vibrational spectroscopy has become clear in recent ...
First-Defect-Stop helps to improve quality through sustainable and reliable processes in weighing
The management concept “Lean Laboratory” is increasingly being implemented in the laboratory environment, with the aim of optimizing efficiency. An essential approach here is the “First-Defect-Stop”, which is based on the Jidoka principle and refers to the earliest possible identification of ...
Stringent standards for generic products of highly complex biopharmaceuticals
Medicines produced using genetic techniques have existed since 2006, called “similar biological medicinal products” or “biosimilars”. Until a year ago, this was a fairly low-profile group, even in expert circles. This has all changed now, however, with the recent licensing of the first biosimilar ...
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