All posts by Gautham N

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The First Plastic Cell with Organelles that Work

A group of chemists led by Jan van Hest from the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University Nijmegen have developed a living cell out of plastic. This new artificial cell contains organelles that can carry out a number of chemical reactions. Cells are efficient biochemical reactors capable of running a wide variety of […]

Illumina Makes $1,000 Genome a Reality

Illumina has expanded its next generation sequencing portfolio by launching its NextSeq 500 and HiSeq X Ten Systems. . These new high throughput sequencer rapidly reduces the time taken for performing most popular genome sequencing to less than a day. The new Illumina NextSeq 500 system is a compact, economical desktop system packed with state […]


New Lumina XRMS by PerkinElmer, an All-in-One Imaging System

PerkinElmer has launched the new IVIS Lumina XRMS Series III, an integrated all in one benchtop equipment for Bioluminescence, fluorescence and X-ray imaging. IVIS Lumina XRMS Series III is a highly flexible and versatile equipment for quantitative and pre-clinical imaging of lab animals like rats and mice that weighs up to 500 grams in both […]

Shimadzu’s SPM-8000FM Opens New Opportunities in R&D

Shimadzu Corporation has launched its latest High Resolution Scanning Probe Microscope, Shimadzu SPM-8000FM. This equipment, flagship model of the company’s scanning probe microscopy offering is developed in collaboration with the Kyoto University and other universities as part of Japan Society and Technology Agency’s “Development of Advanced Measurement and Analysis Systems” program. Shimadzu SPM-8000FM, with its […]

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Organovo – A New Organ Liver Prize Contender

The 3D bioprinting company, Organovo has emerged to become one of the leading contenders for Methuselah Foundation‘s New Organ Liver Prize by announcing that it will be introducing the world’s first printed human liver later this year. Organovo has managed to overcome a major challenge that was hindering this process until now to be able […]

Honey, They Shrunk the Microscope !

In a latest development in the field of microscopy, a group of researchers from the Stanford University led by Professor Chris Contag have developed a tiny implantable microscope that can image tissues and cells from inside the body . This tiny implantable microscope can easily replace the traditional method used to visualize tissue samples, which […]

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Researchers Microprint Artificial Cells in Large Scale

Imagine a printing press that prints rows and rows of cells instead of words, allowing researchers to obtain a large quantity of cells with same qualities in terms of chemistry and size that can be effectively used in various research applications. A team of Biomedical Engineers from the Pennsylvania State University have developed a new […]

Researchers Print Cells Out of an InkJet Printer

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK have successfully manage to print retinal cells using an inkjet printer. A study which may revolutionize the way artificial tissue grafts can be produced for treating blindness. Professor Keith Martin and Dr. Barbara Lorber’s team at the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair have […]