Latest Biological matter Stories

2008-06-27 03:02:32

Fluxion Biosciences, which provides cellular analysis tools for use in life science research and drug discovery applications, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with switzerland-based Bucher Biotec. Bucher will handle sales and service in Switzerland of Fluxion's BioFlux research tools for live cell image analysis in drug discovery. The Fluxion BioFlux 200 system is ideal for live cell imaging in applications such as cell adhesion and microbial biofilm studies. BioFlux 200...

2008-06-25 12:03:12

Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KNE), a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products that prevent and disperse microbial biofilms, is pleased to announce that the Company has been given a Notice of Allowance from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the DispersinB(TM) trademark application. "DispersinB(TM) is one of our key technology platforms upon which many of our future products will be built", stated Gord Froehlich, President and CEO of Kane Biotech. "The...

2005-08-10 01:16:26

By combining one natural component of a cell with the synthetic analog of another component, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have created a nanoscale hybrid they call the "smart bio-nanotube": a novel structure that could one day become a vehicle for ultra-precise drug or therapeutic gene delivery. The nanotubes are "smart" because they can open or close at the ends, depending on how the researchers manipulate the electric charge on the two components. So in...

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