3 Important Things to Know About Stem Cells

(DGIwire) – Imagine a tiny object with the power to transform itself into a vast array of different materials utilized by the human body. It may sound like science fiction, but this is precisely what objects called stem cells are capable of doing. What exactly are stem cells and how can they assist in various […]

Breathe Easy: Innovation Comes to Respiratory Research

(DGIwire) – When it comes to treating respiratory diseases, there is an increasing focus on inhalation as a method of delivering drugs to the body. As recently noted in an article on PharmOutsourcing.com, this is because inhaling a drug might require a lower dose to be as effective as a swallowed dose, reducing the chances […]

Check Out the Four Most Extraordinary Science Labs in the World

(DGIwire) — When most of us hear the phrase “science lab,” what comes to mind are images of Bunsen burners and half-dissected frogs in a classroom. These days, however, high-school laboratories have far more advanced technology than your fifth-period chemistry teacher had to drill into you. And on the professional lab front—well, it seems the sky’s […]

An ‘Electrifying’ Advance for Lab Instrumentation

(DGIwire) – In its broadest sense, electrophysiology is the study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. It involves measurements of voltage change or electric current on a wide variety of scales, from single ion channel proteins to whole organs such as the heart. In neuroscience, it includes measurements of the electrical activity […]

Charting New Territory in Laboratory Automation

(DGIwire) — It’s been about 15 years since the first total laboratory automation solutions were introduced into clinical laboratories in the United States. The trend actually started in the mid-1990s, when several commercial laboratory companies and a handful of hospital laboratories took the plunge and installed total laboratory automation systems in their core high-volume labs. […]

Everything the Handsome, Well-Equipped Lab Needs to Stay Red-Hot

(DGIwire)   It’s a competitive world—everything needs an edge these days, including the research lab. If a medical practice or laboratory is looking for quality lab equipment, it is crucial to find the most reliable medical equipment supplier. When it’s time to buy new equipment, the ideal option is to purchase from a well-known company; the […]

Lab Automation: Charting New Territory

(DGIwire) — Medical laboratory test results provide physicians with vital information needed for accurate diagnosis, treatment and monitoring patients. According to R&D, a leading trade magazine that follows news and trends in the medical research industry, an estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and […]

In Discovering New Treatments for Disease, Doctors Depend on the Best Equipment

(DGIwire) – Success in treating disease largely depends on the availability and quality of medical tests and tools. At Australia’s Monash University, researchers have patented a quick, inexpensive test to detect early-stage malaria. Malaria is tough to diagnose because only small numbers of immature parasites are present in the bloodstream. Once they mature, the parasites hide […]

Stocking Smaller Research Labs to Make Them Competitive and Creative

(DGIwire) — Life science research has always been an important field, and now that cancer diagnoses are on the rise, research has taken center stage. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses and more than 500,000 cancer deaths will occur in the United States just this year alone. Most cancer […]

How Well-Equipped Labs Advance the Life Sciences

(DGIwire) — Medical schools have a hard job: training the next generation of doctors and medical researchers. Since our lives are in the hands of these folks, we can only hope they’ve been educated and trained using the best technology available. It might be a daunting task for a medical school to ensure that its training […]

The Automated Lab in the New World of 24/7 Research

(DGIwire) — Laboratory automation and the growing role of robotics have transformed the typical workday for many individual scientists. Thanks to the imagination, creativity and hard work of researchers and companies in this field, scientists can set up, run and analyze the results of experiments in a fraction of the time previously required to achieve […]

Putting the Right Equipment into the Right Hands to Save Lives

(DGIwire) — The expression “You’re only as good as your equipment” applies to many areas of life, including scientific advances. One can hardly overestimate the importance of medical technology developers as they smooth the path toward advances in bioscience. Many people are alive today because they were treated with a revolutionary procedure that would not […]

A One-Stop Shop Makes It Less Laborious to Stock Laboratories

(DGIwire) — Modern bioscience research laboratories are faced with many challenges. One of the most important involves keeping up with the latest technology: selecting and ordering new equipment for a laboratory can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy way to go about ordering equipment, so that researchers can focus their efforts […]

Automating Lab Research Shouldn’t Be Automatic

(DGIwire) — Technology has proved to be a game-changer in most if not all industries. Medical research laboratories are part of this trend, and their managers are fully aware of the advantages of increasing automation. Over the past decade, countless institutions with research facilities have taken the plunge, to various degrees, and for those who […]

What Comes First: The Tools or the Discovery? Certainly the Right Tools Help

 (DGIwire) — Over the last 30 years, advances in medical research technology have come fast and furious. This is especially true for testing equipment used to diagnose or screen for particular conditions prior to treatment. This progress will no doubt continue since clinical laboratory technology plays an integral role in healthcare. One particularly promising area is […]

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