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2014-07-07 08:27:47

DUBLIN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dklp6n/animal_healthcare) has announced the addition of the "Animal Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2019 Market" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global animal healthcare market is growing due to the increasing animal population of both types: companion and production. Companion...

2014-04-14 23:09:58

Global In-vitro Toxicity Testing Market 2014-2018 report says animal welfare organizations across the world are supporting in vitro toxicity testing. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Cosmetic as well as chemical companies are trying to market and sell their products by campaigning animal-free testing. Popular brands of cosmetics are implementing animal-free testing policies to market and sell their products. Vendors are targeting compassionate consumers by marketing their products as...

2013-03-19 23:00:41

The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) test is an alternative to the Rabbit Draize ocular irritation test. BioScience Laboratories is a Non-Animal Testing Laboratory and offers a variety of animal testing alternatives. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. announces the capability of product safety testing for evaluation of eye irritation. The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) test is an in vitro method using isolated bovine corneas to...

2012-12-07 05:01:49

Dr. Szczepan Baran, invited speaker at the Swiss Laboratory Animal national meeting, presented on the topic of Rodent Laparoscopy Techniques. Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 The Swiss Laboratory Animal group (SGV) (http://www.sgv.uzh.ch/en/news/index.html) held their national meeting in Zurich, Switzerland on November 19th-20th. “The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association was founded in 1987. Its aims are the promotion of laboratory animal science and the furthering...

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2009-04-10 15:40:00

Steve "Ark" Vander Ark takes a deep breath at the foot of the stairs in a lonely, dusky stairwell, then turns and heads up ten long flights of steps "“ for the eighth time. He'll repeat this ritual thrice more, for a total of 100 flights of stairs, in the NASA Johnson Space Center building where he works. And to top it all off, he's wearing a fully-laden backpack. Why? He's getting ready to climb Mount Everest. Why? Because it's there "“ and because he wants to do a NASA...

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2009-02-06 14:55:00

Even in space, someone has to clean the bathroom. Good housekeeping is essential when you're living in the close quarters of a tightly-sealed spaceship for months at a time. To make this possible, NASA scientists have developed a tricorder-like device called "LOCAD-PTS" that can track down microscopic bacteria and fungi. It helps astronauts do their chores. "The crew of the space station works hard to keep things clean," says Norm Wainwright, principal investigator for LOCAD-PTS...

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2008-05-11 10:20:00

Any Trekkies out there? Remember the tricorder? Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock both carried them, and they came in mighty handy exploring "strange new worlds ...where no one has gone before." On the International Space Station, astronauts are carrying an experimental device that looks strikingly similar: LOCAD-PTS, short for Lab-On-a-Chip Application Development Portable Test System. This handheld biological lab is the first step along the path to developing something akin to Dr. McCoy's medical...

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2007-05-12 08:40:00

Picture this: You're one of several astronauts homeward bound after a three-year mission to Mars. Halfway back from the Red Planet, your spacecraft starts suffering intermittent electrical outages. So you remove a little-used service panel to check some wiring. To your unbelieving eyes, floating in midair in the microgravity near the wiring is a shivering, shimmering globule of dirty water larger than a grapefruit. And on the wiring connectors are unmistakable flecks of mold. That actually...

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2007-04-10 09:30:00

A miniature biological laboratory important to the future of space exploration has just been tested successfully onboard the International Space Station. NASA -- "What a huge relief," says Norman Wainwright of the Charles River Laboratories in Charleston, SC. "The whole technical team was delighted that it worked so well." He's talking about a miniature biological laboratory just tested for the first time onboard the International Space Station. Called LOCAD-PTS (short for Lab-On-a-Chip...


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