How CRISPR is Helping in The Battle Against Cancer

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CRISPR Introduction CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, found in nature as a bacterial immune defence mechanism, was first harnessed by scientists as a laboratory tool in 2012 to knock out or mutate genes of interest.(1,2,3) This ground-breaking technique is now commonly used on cell lines to monitor the effects of specific mutations or the function of a specific … Read more

LifeSpan BioSciences, Inc. announces the acquisition of Everest Biotech

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Release Date: July 31st, 2019 Seattle, Washington State, USA– June 2019 – LifeSpan BioSciences (LSBio), a leading provider of antibodies and life science research reagents is pleased to announce its acquisition of Everest Biotech. Everest Biotech are ISO 9001:2015 certified experts in antigen affinity purified goat polyclonal antibodies. The acquisition of Everest Biotech further expands … Read more

Plastic, Pollution and A New Bacterial Hope for Recycling

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Introduction There have been growing concerns over the amount of waste plastic is being released into the environment, especially into our oceans. Causing, as yet, untold harm to aquatic life and contamination of the food chain. Tiny plastic particles, known as microplastics, can be ingested by sea life and by this route enter the human … Read more

Introduction to Phage Display

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What are Phages? A phage (an abbreviated term for a bacteriophage) is a virus that infects bacteria. Consisting of a nucleic acid molecule surrounded by a protein structure, it hijacks the cellular machinery of a bacterium, forcing it to produce viral components. These components are assembled to form new phages and the bacterium is then … Read more

Bio-Helix Exclusive B2B Free Trial Offer!

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PSL Alliance Member Bio-Helix has been in the life sciences research market for 12 years providing top quality, ISO 9001:2008 certified, molecular biology reagents to researchers globally. Bio-Helix brands GeneDirex, PureDirex and now LifeDirex offer a product range that includes DNA markers, protein ladders, nucleic acid purification kits, western blotting solutions, enhanced chemiluminescent (ECL) substrates … Read more

Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) – The Pivotal Scientific Way

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M&A In the Research Reagents Market The market in research reagents and diagnostics has been very active in the latter part of 2018 and early 2019 with a large number of M&A transactions undertaken. Most of these appear to have been by private equity expanding their platform approach either in specific product groups or across … Read more

Antibodies… What Are The Alternatives?

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The use of antibodies in basic research is very well established with an estimated research reagent market size of $1.4 billion. The value of the therapeutic antibody market is considerably larger, with antibody-based drugs in clinical use to treat conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. The recent growth of the antibody therapeutics … Read more

Pivotal Links Testimonial – Vertebrate Antibodies

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“Vertebrate Antibodies was established in 2011 by four scientists; including myself, Abdo, Steve and Beatriz. In the beginning, we had a very academic focus through collaborations with prominent scientists such as Professors Graeme Murray and Christopher Secombers, promoting and citing Vertebrate Antibodies’ products through international conferences and publications. Jump forward to 2017 and although product … Read more

Antibody Validation… Is There Still A Crisis?

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Reliable antibodies are essential: whether you are planning to publish a ground-breaking piece of research, or are carrying out routine assays within your laboratory; reproducibility is key. Over the years there has been much debate regarding who should take responsibility for antibody validation. Is it the responsibility of the antibody supplier to offer a fully … Read more