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

CELLULAR IMAGING

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)

AFFINITY MEASUREMENT 

Obtain label-free quality data in real-time to monitor biomolecular interactions.

8. Real-Time Selective Sequencing

GENOMIC INFORMATICS 

Sequence DNA strands that contain pre-determined signatures of interest in real-time.

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