Organoid Research

By |2018-06-15T12:18:53+01:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Industry Insights, Pivotal Scientific|Tags: , , |

Organoid Research It has long been known that cells cultured in two dimensions (2D) are not representative of the in vivo situation as a result of their growth being restricted to a flat surface. This minimises cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, causing the distinctive phenotype to be lost and the cells to react differently to external [...]

2017 Roundup

By |2018-06-15T12:18:53+01:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights, Pivotal Scientific|Tags: , , |

2017 Roundup As is so often the case, the year has flown by, and it’s once again time to reflect on some of the key events which have impacted PSL Alliance members and the biotechnology industry as a whole during the past twelve months. While 2017 has been a year of change following the UK’s [...]

Cambridge researcher receives Nobel Prize for the development of cryo-EM

By |2018-06-15T12:18:54+01:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights, News, Pivotal Scientific, Scientific Techniques|Tags: , , , , , |

Cambridge researcher receives Nobel Prize for the development of cryo-EM The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and is bestowed in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances. It is categorised into physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economic sciences and peace, with each Nobel Prize consisting [...]

Pivotal Scientific: Industry Insights

By |2018-06-15T12:18:54+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights|Tags: |

Pivotal Scientific: Industry Insights We thought we’d start the new year by thinking a little about some of the trends currently facing the biotech industry, and in particular research reagents. As ever, in this fast moving sector, there’s a lot to consider and think about, and so we’ve looked briefly at just a few things [...]


By |2017-09-22T16:44:23+01:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Cytokines Intro – cytokines are, bit of history Cytokines are a large group of cell signalling proteins. The COPE database currently lists over 45,000 entries for cytokines. Each cytokine and its cellular receptors control varying cellular processes depending on the cytokine, the receptor and the specific cell type. In short, they are of vast importance to the [...]

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