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Bio-Rad Launches New Critical Raw Materials for Diagnostic Use

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of two human recombinant antigens, expanding the company’s portfolio of Critical Raw Materials for the in vitro diagnostics market.

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Bio-Rad Launches Amplichek I Quality Control, the Second in a Series of Controls for the Molecular Diagnostics Testing Market

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced its continued expansion into the molecular diagnostics testing market with the launch of Amplichek™ I quality control, which was recently issued a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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A New Leaf: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel

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In a new study from Argonne and the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source.

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Diamonds Help Generate New Record for Static Pressures for Study

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An international team working at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has devised a method for achieving 1 terapascal of static pressure - vastly higher than any previously reached.

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Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures

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To create the next generation of solar panels, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales provides needed insights. In a review article, scientists assessed the state of the art for calculations used to model electronic states in very thin films.

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present Seven Scientific Posters, Six Products at AACC

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Ortho’s posters will address a range of important tests, both marketed and in-development for clinical labs.

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Satellite Data Reveal Serious Decline in Georgia Salt Marsh Health

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Marsh plant biomass had dropped 35 percent over 30 years

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super-Ion Building Blocks

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More efficient solar cells will likely be based on a family of materials known as hybrid perovskites. Scientists identified how to control different properties and stability in these solar cell materials using lead-free preparation.

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Puritan Further Vindicated as Copan Loses Again in German Patent Proceedings

Puritan is pleased to announce that the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) has handed Puritan and its customers a win in cancellation proceedings initiated on Puritan’s behalf against Copan’s utility model DE 20 2004 021 932 U1 (DE’932). Specifically, in DE File No. 20 2004 021 932.8, the GPTO has declared DE’932 invalid for its entire term, effectively erasing the patent as if it never existed. This means Copan may not base any claims on any alleged infringement of DE’932.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 2-Aug-2016 2:00 PM EDT

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Decision of the European Patent Office on Copan’s Patent EP 1 608 268 B1

On June 3rd, 2015, in the oral hearing before the Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office (EPO), the EPO has issued its final decision regarding Copan’s European Patent EP 1 608 268 B1 (“EP’268”). The Board of Appeals of the EPO confirmed that Copan’s EP’268 is only valid in a scope which is substantially narrower than the claim set as originally granted.

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Puritan Medical Products Launches New Liquid and Agar Gel Collection Line: Opti-Tranz

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, is pleased to announce Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz™ Plus, a brand new line of traditional liquid and agar gel collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.

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Puritan Solidifies Its Position in Flocked Swab Technology with Two New US Patents

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of single¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively.

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Roche Receives FDA Approval for Novel PD-L1 Biomarker Assay

Roche today announced approval of the VENTANA PD-L1 (SP142) Assay1 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a complementary diagnostic to provide PD-L1 status on patients who are considering treatment with the FDA approved Roche immunotherapy TECENTRIQ™ (atezolizumab) for metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC). This test is the first to evaluate patient PD-L1 status using immune cell staining and scoring within the tumor microenvironment, providing clinicians with information that may guide immunotherapy decisions2.

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Spectrum Diagnostics

New comer from Africa with outstanding technology of clinical chemistry ready to use single liquid reagents with powerful stand alone portable analyzers for A1c , HB, Bilirubin in babies , as well as a full lab solution station establishing 2003 with trustworthy R&D Effort Egyptian Company for Biotechnology with the brand name "Spectrum Diagnostics" is specialized in development, manufacturing and marketing top quality IVD Spectrum develops and manufactures high quality in vitro diagnostic reagents.

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Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC Enters Strategic Partnership with Qualigen Inc.

Sekisui Diagnostics becomes exclusive commercial partner for the Qualigen FastPack® IP System in the U.S. and international markets. Sekisui Diagnostics to expand point of care testing portfolio with the FastPack® IP System from Qualigen Inc. Qualigen expands their commercial reach through relationship with Sekisui Diagnostics

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Fast-Growth Cyanobacteria Have Allure for Biofuel, Some E-Cigarettes Emit More Harmful Chemicals Than Others, New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D Nanomaterials, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Fast Liquid Transfer Down to Picoliter Levels with Tecan’s D300e

Tecan has introduced the D300e Digital Dispenser* for applications that need faster, reliable dispensing down to picoliter volumes. This innovative, simple-to-use device is ideal for the creation of assay plates, and can cut set-up times from hours or days to just minutes. Users can choose between dispensing aqueous solutions in combination with a surfactant – for the investigation of proteins, antibodies, enzymes and nucleic acids – and DMSO, for small molecule studies, offering greater flexibility for life sciences workflows.

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Empower Your Research with Tecan’s Spark® 20M Multimode Reader

Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader*, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful, high frequency xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.

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Empower Your Research with Tecan’s Spark® 20M Multimode Reader

Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader*, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful, high frequency xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.