Blogs for November 2017

How to Keep Calm and Monitor Cell Stress, Death, and Behavior

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 14:57
How to Keep Calm and Monitor Cell Stress, Death, and Behavior

Measuring and monitoring cell health, stress, and behavior is a necessary part of using 2D and 3D cell culture models. This can be done qualitatively through microscopic assessment of cell structure, morphology, and confluency. Quantitative assessment of cell stress, death, and behavior is often needed when using 2D or 3D cell cultures for drug discovery, drug screening, and disease modeling. With the acquisition of Trevigen, Bio-Techne now has an extensive portfolio and unmatched expertise in assays and reagents for measuring cellular proliferation, viability, stress, DNA damage, and apoptosis. This blog showcases our expertise by highlighting the various resources and tools available through Bio-Techne.


Bio-Techne Go Everywhere Travel Grant - October Recipient Selected!

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 14:33
Bio-Techne travel grants

October 2017 Go Everywhere with Bio-Techne Travel Grant Awarded to Post-Doc from University of Tampere!

Bio-Techne launched its Go Everywhere Travel Grant Program which awards $1000 USD (or equivalent) to 1 researcher each month to attend the meeting of their choice. This grant program allows the researcher to attend more targeted meetings in their field and provides funding to support both small and large scientific associations that promote discovery and collaboration.

The recipient of the October 2017 grant is Krista Rantanen, PhD, a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Automation Science and Engineering at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland!


Bio-Techne Awards Cancer Researcher $40,000 Grant

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 21:58
Behren Get Hybridized Recipient from ACD Bio

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, a Bio-Techne Brand, completed a yearlong 'RNAscope ISH Get Hybridized' giveaway awarding Dr. Andreas Behren from the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research (ONJCRI) Institute in Melbourne, Australia the grand prize of $40,000 grant to support his research in Cancer Immunobiology.

Several thousand researchers from around the world participated in the year-long giveaway by describing their research and its impact, as well as a potential role for RNAscope ISH.

The grant was presented at the Bio-Techne Wax Museum Party at the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington DC on November 13, 2017.

At the event, Dr....

5 Reasons Why the Cultrex Brand Is Essential for 3D Cell Culture

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 14:56
Bio-Techne and Trevigen - Building Better 2D and 3D Culture Solutions

When Bio-Techne acquired Trevigen we expanded our offering of Cultrex® Basement Membrane Extract (BME) and Cultrex® Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Proteins, strengthening our portfolio of tools for 3D cell culture. Cultrex® BME and ECM are primed to become an integral set of scaffolding reagents for cancer and regenerative medicine research, specifically through the growth of organoids and...

CAR-TCR Summit 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:21
CAR TCR Summit 2017 - Seaport World Trade Center

By Janice Frias, Ph.D., Bio-Techne Scientist

The CAR-TCR Summit in Boston from September 5-8 could not have had a better venue than the Seaport World Trade Center. The space was the perfect size for a group like this. It was able to accommodate all the concurrent talks and expo, yet keep the attendees in still a rather intimate setting to encourage interaction. And a glance out the window at the Boston Harbor in between talks was a nice perk.

The summit was very timely in that the week prior, the Novartis CAR T therapy, Kymriah, received FDA approval to fight leukemia in children and young adults. This was a hot topic, sparking speculation about who is...