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2009-08-03 09:15:31

One of the long standing problems in the drinks industry is how to prevent chemical processes in the drinks compromising their taste, quality and shelf life. In particular, riboflavin (vitamin B2) is responsible for driving photooxidation reactions that affect the flavor of many drinks and so they often have to be packaged in light-shielded containers.Now Börje Sellergren, at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, and colleagues have developed a way of removing riboflavin. They...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, therapeutic systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies, announced today that one of the largest blood centers in Poland, Warsaw Blood Center, has entered into a multi-year agreement to purchase the Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) system for platelets. The Mirasol PRT system is a groundbreaking new technology that reduces the active pathogen load...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a developer and marketer of blood collection and processing systems to hospitals and blood banks, has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol pathogen reduction technology after receiving clearance from the FDA and US Department of Defense. The Mirasol pathogen reduction technology (PRT) system is a proprietary technology that uses riboflavin and UV light to reduce the levels of infectious pathogens and inactivate white cells from collected blood,...

2008-10-05 09:00:17

CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, therapeutic systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies, announced today that it has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) after receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Defense. The Mirasol PRT system is a proprietary technology that uses riboflavin...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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