Blogs for April 2018

Which FBS is Best for Your Cells?

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:47
Atlanta Biological Fetal Bovine Serum and Media

Atlanta Biologicals Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) meets the high-quality manufacturing standards that are affiliated with R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne Brand, and of which is expected by our customers. Over 40 years of rigorous research, development, and manufacturing has resulted in a wide portfolio of FBS that ranges from classic cell culture grade to specialty formulations. This blog outlines the various grades of FBS available, their benefits, and specifications.

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Bio-Techne and Atlanta Biologicals - Helping You Grow Healthy and Happy Cells

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:32
Atlanta Biological Fetal Bovine Serum and Media

On January 2, 2018, Bio-Techne, the parent company of R&D Systems, proudly announced its acquisition of Atlanta Biologicals, Inc. As noted by Bio-Techne President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles R. Kummeth, "Atlanta Biologicals is a great fit with the Bio-Techne product portfolio as we continue to expand our cell culture and tissue regeneration capabilities. Many of our products are used in tissue culture applications and the Atlanta Biologicals fetal bovine serum (FBS) product line strengthens and complements our current tissue culture reagents offering and furthers our efforts to provide more complete solutions...

Stem Cells in the News - May 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 16:26
Stem Cells in the News

We have captured this month's most interesting, innovative, and maybe some of the strangest examples of stem cells in the news from around the world.

Science Alert

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a new type of quiescent stem cell in the brain that has a high potential...

Cultrex Basement Membrane Extract (BME) Used in Novel 3-D Tumor Growth Assay!

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:00
Basement Membrane Extract in Novel 3-D Tumor Growth Assay Poster

Shamain Dang, Bio-Techne Support Specialist - Cell Therapy and GMP Solutions chats with Yinfei Yin, Technical Director, Crown Bioscience. (from left to right)

Scientists from Crown Bioscience presented some of their latest data at the 2018 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) in Chicago this month. The authors used Cultrex® Basement Membrane Extract in the development of a novel 3-D tumor...

Blood Coagulation Pathway and Resources

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:47
Blood Coagulation Pathway and Resources
 

The blood coagulation cascade is a complex and tightly regulated system that can either promote or inhibit clot formation. Maintaining the correct balance is vitally important. Ineffective coagulation (as in hemophilia) carries the risk of bleeding to death, while overactive coagulation results in blockage of blood vessels and tissue damage (as in atherosclerosis and stroke).

If your work involves the coagulation cascade or if you just want to learn about it, look through our Blood Coagulation interactive pathway. Clicking on the molecule links will take you to our premium quality reagents and assays related to that molecule. For more...

Relax and Go with the Flow: Demystifying Multi-Parameter Flow Cytometry

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 08:52

Flow cytometry is a powerful technique that allows researchers to examine multiple proteins on cell populations using fluorescently labeled antibodies. Multi-parameter, fluidic-based flow cytometry has been applied to multiple fields of study ranging from basic to clinical immunology, cancer biology, neuroscience, stem cell research, and drug discovery. In order to maximize the quality of results obtained using this technology, researchers should be familiar with the basics of flow cytometry when setting up an experiment. In this series of seminars, we will discuss the necessary tools to design, run, and analyze a multi-parameter flow cytometric experiment.

Webinar 1 - Relax and Go with the Flow: Demystifying Multi-Parameter Flow Cytometry

In this introductory level webinar, you will learn the basics of how flow cytometry...

The Masonic Cancer Center 8th Annual Cancer Research Symposium

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 09:48
UMN Cancer Research Symposium

Bio-Techne was pleased to sponsor the 8th Annual Cancer Research Symposium, hosted by the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. This one-day conference featured exciting talks by luminaries in the cancer research field. Students and post-doctoral fellows presented the latest in their cancer research. 

The keynote lecture "CAR T Cells for Cancer: The Next Generation" was given by Dr....

Bio-Techne Go Everywhere Travel Grant - March 2018 Recipient Selected!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:33
Bio-Techne travel grants

Our March 2018 Go Everywhere with Bio-Techne Travel Grant has been awarded to an Assistant Professor from Hong Kong Baptist University!

Bio-Techne's Go Everywhere Travel Grant Program awards $1000 USD (or equivalent) to one 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 March 2018 grant is Hoi Leong Xavier Wong, a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University!

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