Drug development is a painstaking, time-consuming process. It takes us more than a decade of research and development as well as billions of dollars to bring just one drug to market. Meanwhile, lives around the world are threatened by fatal diseases that are waiting for new treatments and cures.
We at Scientist.com are helping to accelerate the drug discovery process by identifying and providing access to the latest game-changing research innovations such as bioprinting, vascularized 3D co-cultures, RNA sequencing technology and even microgravity research!
Here are our top 8 innovation picks for this month pulled from the recent additions to our database.
1. ExeGen® LDLR MiniSwine
CARDIOVASCULAR | MINIPIG
Use LDLR +/- Minipig, as an atherosclerosis model that features targeted disruption of the endogenous LDLR (low-density lipoprotein receptor) gene.
2. Microgravity Research Services
MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH | SPACE STATION
Understand the effects of zero gravity on biological, chemical, and physical systems in the space environment.
3. Reversible Cryo-Arrest
Determine molecular distribution while conserving the dynamic capabilities of living cells by reversible cryo-arrest.
4. Custom Microtissue Development
3D CELL CULTURE TECH
Convert cell lines into highly functional 3D microtissues using scaffold-free self-assembly.
5. TARGATT™ Site-Specific Knock-in Rat
TARGETED GENE INSERTION
Enable large-fragment, safe-harbor transgene insertion in the Sprague-Dawley strain.
6. Bio-AlteR® 3D Testicular Cell Culture
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | IN VITRO SPERMATOGENESIS
Study spermatogenesis in vitro using a 3D cell culture of seminiferous tubules.
7. MagHelix™ Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
Obtain label-free quality data in real-time to monitor biomolecular interactions.
8. Real-Time Selective Sequencing
Sequence DNA strands that contain pre-determined signatures of interest in real-time.
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Guru is currently Director of Scientific Content at Scientist.com, the world’s largest pharmaceutical marketplace for scientific services. He is responsible for ensuring that Scientist.com includes the latest tools and technologies. Prior to Scientist.com, Guru helped launch several life science startups and a non-profit cancer foundation.