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17-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
August’s Special Issue of SLAS Discovery Now Available
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The August special issue of SLAS Discovery “High-Content Imaging and Informatics” features a special collection of original research and perspectives curated by guest editors Myles Fennell, Ph.D. and Paul A. Johnston, Ph.D of The Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics.

17-Jul-2020 4:55 PM EDT
August’s Special Issue of SLAS Technology “Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application” Available Now
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The August edition of SLAS Technology “Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application” is curated by guest editors Christian Heiss, Ph.D. and Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D., of the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

Newswise: July’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Now Available
Released: 22-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
July’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Now Available
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The July special issue of SLAS Discovery, “Functional Genomics for Target Identification,” features ten articles focused on three strategic pillars that form the foundation of the functional genomics discipline.

Newswise: June’s SLAS Technology Highlights Two Research Papers Authored by SLAS2019 Ignite Award Winner
Released: 27-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
June’s SLAS Technology Highlights Two Research Papers Authored by SLAS2019 Ignite Award Winner
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The June issue of SLAS Technology features two related research papers authored by Georges Muller, Ph.D., (SEED Biosciences, Switzerland) the SLAS2019 Ignite Award winner and a top ten 2020 SLAS Innovation Award finalist. Both of Muller’s contributions to the issue include research based on a single-cell cloning method and pipet his teams created to help solve efficiency and regulatory issues.

Newswise: June’s SLAS Discovery Features the Special Collection, “Ion Channels and Relevant Drug Screening Approaches”
Released: 27-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
June’s SLAS Discovery Features the Special Collection, “Ion Channels and Relevant Drug Screening Approaches”
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In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) highlights a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter for medically relevant membrane protein targets. In addition, an overview of a new and emerging protein-lipid reconstitution methodology utilizing styrene maleic acid (SMA) polymers is featured.

Released: 20-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New SLAS Discovery Auto-Commentary Available
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In the latest auto-commentary from SLAS Discovery, “Controlling Phosphate Removal with Light: The Development of Optochemical Tools to Probe Protein Phosphatase Function,” researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) explain the design principles considered in developing an optically controlled protein phosphatase, opportunities and limitations of the methodology.

Newswise: Tim Spicer of Scripps Research Named New Associate Editor of SLAS Discovery
Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Tim Spicer of Scripps Research Named New Associate Editor of SLAS Discovery
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SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of SLAS, welcomes Timothy Spicer, Ph.D., as a new Associate editor. Spicer joins Editor-in-Chief Robert Campbell, Ph.D., and Associate Editors Marc Bickle, Ph.D., and Kirti Sharma, Ph.D., on the editorial leadership team. Spicer has served on the SLAS Discovery Editorial Board since 2016 and is currently serving a two-year term as Secretary for the SLAS Board of Directors.

Newswise: SLAS Releases COVID-19 Infographics to Explain Research Terminology
Released: 17-Apr-2020 5:15 PM EDT
SLAS Releases COVID-19 Infographics to Explain Research Terminology
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SLAS has released the first two infographics in an ongoing series of tools to help the general public better understand the technical jargon being discussed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Official press conferences, news articles, statistical reports, social media posts and health organizations use technical research terms that often are misunderstood (or not understood at all) by a general audience.

Newswise: SLAS Selects 2020 Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT
SLAS Selects 2020 Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient
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The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) selected Thi Mui Pham, Ph.D., of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center - Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands) as its 2020 SLAS Visiting Graduate Researcher Grant recipient.

Newswise: Ulri Nicole Lee of the University of Washington Awarded $100,000 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant
Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Ulri Nicole Lee of the University of Washington Awarded $100,000 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant
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Ulri Nicole Lee, Ph.D. candidate, (University of Washington) is the 2020 recipient of the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant. This is the fifth year the SLAS grant has been awarded to an outstanding student researcher.

Newswise: April's Edition of SLAS Technology is Accessible
Released: 23-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
April's Edition of SLAS Technology is Accessible
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Just released is the April edition of SLAS Technology featuring cover article, “CURATE.AI: Optimizing Personalized Medicine with Artificial Intelligence,” by Agata Blasiak, Ph.D., Jeffrey Khong, Ph.D., and Theodore Kee, Ph.D., (University of Singapore and The N.1 Institute for Health).

Newswise: April Edition of SLAS Discovery Now Accessible
Released: 23-Mar-2020 11:25 AM EDT
April Edition of SLAS Discovery Now Accessible
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April’s edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, “Maximizing the Value of Cancer Drug Screening in Multicellular Tumor Spheroid Cultures: A Case Study in Five Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines.”

Newswise:  “CRISPR: A Screener’s Guide” Headlines the March Edition of SLAS Discovery
Released: 24-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
“CRISPR: A Screener’s Guide” Headlines the March Edition of SLAS Discovery
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The March edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, “CRISPR: A Screener’s Guide,” by Carlos le Sage, Ph.D., Steffen Lawo, Ph.D., and Benedict C.S. Cross, Ph.D., (Horizon Discovery, United Kingdom). In their review, the authors discuss how CRISPR-Cas9 systems are being used widely throughout the drug discovery process and the development of new precision medicines.

Newswise: SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Announce Annual Achievement Awards
Released: 11-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Announce Annual Achievement Awards
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SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology, the two scientific journals of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), announced their annual publication awards honoring articles and authors from editions published in 2019. The awards were officially announced at a special reception held in partnership with SAGE Publishing, on Monday, January 27 at the SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego.

Newswise: Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation
Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation
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Brenda Drier, Chief Operating Officer of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Newswise: SLAS Technology's February Issue Now Available
Released: 4-Feb-2020 3:20 PM EST
SLAS Technology's February Issue Now Available
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The first SLAS Technology issue of 2020, “Flexible Analytical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing,” features a series of articles and research reviews highlighting the ever-increasing popularity of wearable technology devices as they apply to disease detection and health monitoring.

Newswise: SLAS Discovery Publishes February Special Issue
Released: 4-Feb-2020 3:15 PM EST
SLAS Discovery Publishes February Special Issue
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The February special issue of SLAS Discovery, “Advances in Cellular Target Engagement and Target Deconvolution,” features 13 articles focused on multiple aspects and technologies of cellular target engagement.

Newswise: The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards
Released: 31-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards
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Science and technology awards were announced during SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition, the annual flagship event of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Each year SLAS recognizes several exceptional attendees and exhibitors who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission.

Newswise: New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020
Released: 29-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020
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The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announced the winners of its annual New Product Awards Monday afternoon at the 9th Annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA, USA.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
SLAS Discovery Announces New Tagline
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SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening focused on developing chemical and biological tools and novel assay methods to help advance drug discovery, announced a new tagline for 2020 and beyond. “Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery” will replace “Advancing Life Sciences R&D,” as the official tagline beginning with the just-released January edition of the publication.

Newswise: December’s SLAS Technology Cover Article Now Available
Released: 26-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
December’s SLAS Technology Cover Article Now Available
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Oak Brook, IL – Next month’s SLAS Technology features the cover article, “Automated System for Small-Population Single-Particle Processing Enabled by Exclusive Liquid Repellency,” outlining research led by Chao Li, Ph.D., (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA). In the article, Li and his team describe how they combined a robotic liquid handler, an automated microscopic imaging system and real-time image-processing software for single-particle identification to create an automated platform using exclusive liquid repellency (ELR) microdrops for single-particle isolation, identification and retrieval.

Newswise: December’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Now Available
Released: 26-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
December’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Now Available
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In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) includes a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter for medically relevant membrane protein targets. In addition, an overview of a new and emerging protein-lipid reconstitution methodology utilizing Styrene Maleic Acid (SMA) polymers is featured.

Released: 12-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST
New SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary Available
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As the need for hard-to-measure chemical and biological compound-oriented identification is on the rise, the demand for more accurate measurement tools is greatly increasing. November’s SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary, “On the Way to Efficient Analytical Measurements: The Future of Robot-Based Measurements,” highlights potentially suitable replacement measurement systems and processes as outlined in the book, Automation Solutions for Analytical Measurements: Concepts and Applications.

Newswise: SLAS Discovery Special Issue Released
Released: 11-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT
SLAS Discovery Special Issue Released
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October’s SLAS Discovery features part one of a two-part special issue on “Membrane Proteins: New Approaches to Probes, Technologies and Drug Design.” Part two of this special edition will be featured in December.

Newswise: October’s SLAS Technology Special Issue Published
Released: 11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
October’s SLAS Technology Special Issue Published
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In the October Special Issue of SLAS Technology, Guest Editors Soojung Claire Hur, Ph.D., and Deok-Ho Kim, Ph.D., (Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD, USA) introduce a collection of articles and reviews focused on the advancement in technologies that are playing a major role in shifting healthcare closer to more predictive, preventative and personalized medicine.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
New SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary Released
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In this newly published paper authors Hui Li, Ph.D., and Pak King Wong, Ph.D., (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA), Michael Morowitz, Ph.D., (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and Neal Thomas, Ph.D., (Penn State University, PA, USA) describe their development of a novel technology approach designed to help clinicians better manage bacterial infection diagnosis and treatment, reduce the improper use of antibiotics and limit the spread of drug-resistant organisms.

Newswise: September’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article Now Available
Released: 22-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
September’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article Now Available
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In September’s SLAS Discovery cover article, “Using Physicochemical Measurements to Influence Better Compound Design,” authors Robert J. Young, Ph.D., Shenaz B. Bunally, Ph.D., and Chris N. Luscombe, Ph.D., (GlaxoSmithKline) outline commonly used physiochemical properties and how they are assessed and measured throughout the drug discovery process, while also explaining the implications of each property that have led to flawed results.

Newswise: Messe München and SLAS Announce Strategic Partnership
Released: 21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Messe München and SLAS Announce Strategic Partnership
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The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) and Messe München Shanghai Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Messe München in China, have announced a formally established a strategic partnership.

Newswise: August’s SLAS Technology Issue Now Available
Released: 22-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
August’s SLAS Technology Issue Now Available
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The August edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article, “Technologies for the Directed Evolution of Cell Therapies,” a review featured in the journal’s March 2019 edition. The research, led by Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D., (University of California Los Angeles) highlights how the next generation of therapies are moving beyond the use of small molecules and proteins to using whole cells.

Newswise: August Edition of SLAS Discovery Now Available
Released: 22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
August Edition of SLAS Discovery Now Available
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August’s edition of SLAS Discovery showcases research from James Woods, a fourth-year undergraduate student in biochemistry at Brigham Young University (BYU) (Utah). In “Selection of Functional Intracellular Nanobodies,” Woods describes current nanobody selection methods and focuses on those that ensure intracellular functionality.

Newswise: SLAS Discovery Announces its July Feature Article
Released: 24-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
SLAS Discovery Announces its July Feature Article
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In July’s SLAS Discovery feature article, “3D Cell-Based Assays for Drug Screens: Challenges in Imaging, Image Analysis, and High-Content Analysis,” Tijmen H. Booij, Ph.D., Screening Specialist for NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies (Switzerland), discusses the switch from using 2D to 3D cell cultures in drug discovery to more accurately mimic human physiological conditions and improve the success rates of drugs in the early stages of preclinical drug discovery.

Newswise: SLAS Scientific Director Mike Tarselli, Ph.D., Named to IUPAC’s “Periodic Table of Younger Chemists”
Released: 30-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
SLAS Scientific Director Mike Tarselli, Ph.D., Named to IUPAC’s “Periodic Table of Younger Chemists”
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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry named SLAS Scientific Director Mike Tarselli, Ph.D., to its 2019 “Periodic Table of Younger Chemists.” The recognition is part of the IUPAC’s 100th anniversary celebration and honors a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC including fostering worldwide communications in the chemical sciences and in uniting academic, industrial and public sector chemistry in a common language.

Newswise: SLAS Discovery Announces its June Cover Article
Released: 20-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
SLAS Discovery Announces its June Cover Article
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The June cover of SLAS Discovery features cover article “A Perspective on Extreme Open Science: Companies Sharing Compounds without Restriction,” by Timothy M. Willson, Ph.D., a noted University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Chapel Hill, NC, USA) Research Professor and Chief Scientific Officer for the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) (Oxford, UK).

Newswise: June’s SLAS Technology Special Collection on Sample Management Now Available
Released: 20-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
June’s SLAS Technology Special Collection on Sample Management Now Available
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The June issue of SLAS Technology features the article, “Next Generation Compound Delivery to Support Miniaturized Biology,” which focuses on the challenges of changing the established screening paradigm to support the needs of modern drug discovery.

Newswise: SLAS Technology Presents a Special Issue
Released: 26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
SLAS Technology Presents a Special Issue
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The April edition of SLAS Technology features a special collection of articles prepared by biomedical and chemical engineering students at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, USA) that illustrate the growing use of nucleic acids for gene augmentation.

Newswise: Announcing April’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article
Released: 26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Announcing April’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article
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The April cover article of SLAS Discovery features “Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through New Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry Strategies,” by Monika I. Konaklieva, Ph.D., an online ahead-of-print article first published in December 2018.

Newswise: OCTN: A Small Transporter Subfamily with Great Relevance to Human Pathophysiology, Drug Discovery and Diagnostics
Released: 29-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
OCTN: A Small Transporter Subfamily with Great Relevance to Human Pathophysiology, Drug Discovery and Diagnostics
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A new review by researchers from the University of Calabria (Italy) explores OCTNs, a small but intriguing group of transporters that are opening new frontiers in drug design research for improving drug delivery and predicting drug-drug interactions.

Newswise: Announcing the 2018 SLAS Technology Ten: Translating Life Sciences Innovation
Released: 24-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Announcing the 2018 SLAS Technology Ten: Translating Life Sciences Innovation
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The SLAS Technology Ten annually showcases ten individual articles that stand out as the most innovative scientific achievements published in SLAS Technology in the past 12 months.

Newswise: Advances in 3D and Organoid Cell Culture
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Released: 17-Jan-2019 3:05 AM EST
Advances in 3D and Organoid Cell Culture
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A new collection of reviews and original research illustrate how new technologies and advanced cell culture are accelerating basic research, drug discovery and drug development.

Newswise: Improved Fluorescence Methods for High-Throughput Protein Formulation Screening
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Released: 28-Nov-2018 5:05 AM EST
Improved Fluorescence Methods for High-Throughput Protein Formulation Screening
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A study demonstrates the feasibility of using a steady-state/lifetime fluorescence plate reader for direct optimization of challenging formulation conditions and highlights the importance of performing formulation optimization under commercially relevant conditions.

Newswise: Is Targeting the Inflammasome a Way Forward for Neuroscience Drug Discovery?
Released: 26-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Is Targeting the Inflammasome a Way Forward for Neuroscience Drug Discovery?
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Researchers from the University of Manchester explore recent developments and strategies for targeting the NLRP3 inflammasome as a potential therapeutic target in acute and chronic neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and offer perspective on how this field may develop in the future.

Newswise: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Drug Combination Design and Personalized Medicine
21-Sep-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Drug Combination Design and Personalized Medicine
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A new auto-commentary looks at how an emerging area of artificial intelligence, specifically the analysis of small systems-of-interest specific datasets, can be used to improve drug development and personalized medicine.

Newswise: Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things
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17-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things
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The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs.

Newswise: Screening Strategies and Methods for Better Off-Target Liability Prediction and Identification of Small-Molecule Pharmaceuticals
6-Sep-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Screening Strategies and Methods for Better Off-Target Liability Prediction and Identification of Small-Molecule Pharmaceuticals
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A new review explores how improved safety screening strategies and methods are improving the pharmaceutical discovery and development process. The authors outline several fundamental methods of the current drug screening processes and emerging techniques and technologies that promise to improve molecule selection. In addition, the authors discuss integrated screening strategies and provide examples of advanced screening paradigms.

Newswise: High-Throughput Flow Cytometry in Drug Discovery
Released: 24-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
High-Throughput Flow Cytometry in Drug Discovery
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A new special issue of SLAS Discovery reflects examples of the recent groundswell of creative new applications for high-throughput flow cytometry (HTFC) in drug discovery.

Newswise: Enabling Technology in Cell-Based Therapies: Scale-Up, Scale-Out or Program In-Place
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Released: 23-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Enabling Technology in Cell-Based Therapies: Scale-Up, Scale-Out or Program In-Place
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Technologies that are reducing costs and changing the ways in which researchers and clinicians process and use therapeutic cells are showcased in the August 2018 special issue of SLAS Technology.

Newswise: Platforms for Investigating LncRNA Functions
25-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Platforms for Investigating LncRNA Functions
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To aid in the discovery and understanding of lncRNA biology, newly published work features the technological platforms and methodology presently used to identify the roles of lncRNA in biology. This work highlights the databases and tools used to study lncRNA and techniques used to study their function.

Newswise: Using Fragment-Based Approaches to Discover New Antibiotics
18-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Using Fragment-Based Approaches to Discover New Antibiotics
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A new SLAS Discovery review article summarizes new methods of fragment-based lead discovery (FBLD) to identify new compounds as potential antibiotics. It explains how FBLD works and illustrates its advantages over conventional high-throughput screening.

Newswise: Integrated Lead Discovery: An Evolving Toolbox
Released: 20-Jun-2018 3:05 AM EDT
Integrated Lead Discovery: An Evolving Toolbox
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A new SLAS Discovery review article by GlaxoSmithKline researchers in the U.S. and U.K. offers an informative guide to the established and emerging tools available for early drug discovery and screening, and provides illustrative scenarios demonstrating considerations that drive decisions on choice of lead discovery tactics.


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