February 12, 2018

By Kathyrn Bagot, Ph.D. , Senior Scientist

Oxygen is the key to life and something most take for granted every day. For those whose every breath is painful or a struggle, getting oxygen into their blood stream is anything but simple. Respiratory disease is a common and significant cause of illness and death globally and includes:

  • Chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD, which are characterized by high inflammatory cell recruitment.... continue reading
December 18, 2017

By Samantha Bussell, Technical Sales Specialist 

Immune cell analysis has become a heightened priority in the development of novel therapeutic medicines. The complexity of cell interactions makes evaluation inherently difficult, requiring in vitro analysis of each cell type. There have been significant strides in research to support large-scale immune interaction of various cells such as CTen (Cell Type Enrichment) and GSEA (Gene Set Enrichment Analysis), however, these... continue reading

October 26, 2017

By Courtney Noah, Ph.D., VP Marketing

I just came back from an educational and inspirational two days attending the Powering Precision Health Summit held in Boston, MA. Breakout sessions throughout the meeting focused on targeted therapies and biomarker detection for neurodegenerative, oncology, autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolism diseases.

Highlights from the first day were talks and a panel discussion focusing on the research and personal influence of Chronic... continue reading

September 19, 2017

‘Awareness’ on its own is a very poignant noun and cleverly selected for the observance of the disease focused months. Initially suggesting a recognition of the fact, right up to an intricate understanding and knowledge of the disease, September’s awareness campaign encompasses the leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas of this world. Whether we grew up learning of their existence from a true heart-breaking sick relative story or a fiction-penned “Love Story”, the majority of us can recognize... continue reading

August 23, 2017

Choosing the right blood anticoagulant is a critical factor in the success of downstream applications with plasma, platelets, or cells. Certain anticoagulants can have deleterious effects on molecular assays, inhibit specific enzymes, alter cellular morphology, or interfere with coagulation. The anticoagulant mechanism of action directly determines the suitable recommended applications. Comprehending and utilizing the appropriate anticoagulant will contribute to a more accurate measurement... continue reading

August 17, 2017

By Joshua Taylor MS, MBA

Human skin tissue acts as the first line of defense against outside stimuli attempting to enter the body. It also provides an important role in maintaining an ongoing level of internal homeostasis. Separated into the Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypodermis, each layer performs a specific function essential to the maintenance of ongoing bodily function.

Keratinocytes are the main cell type within the epidermal layer, constituting 95% of... continue reading