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Posted on 10.12.21
Effortless antimicrobial solution prep: Introducing ReadyMade™ Solutions
Let’s face it: Preparing antimicrobial stock solutions can be a pain. From sourcing the right product, finding the correct diluent, to weighing out powders, and filter-sterilizing... it all takes time that you could be spending el...
Posted on 09.23.21
A pair of antimalarial compounds finds new use for COVID-19: Artemisinin and Piperaquine
Repurposing existing compounds for COVID-19 research is an area of study that has exploded. Antiviral therapy, cell therapy, immunotherapy and herbal medicines have shown variable efficacy. A large number of clinical trials for potent...
Posted on 09.01.21
New use for old compound: Novobiocin used in fight against cancer
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer institute have discovered that the natural product Novibiocin, an antibiotic developed in the 1950s, can target and kill cancer cells that have abnormal BRCA genes, a gene involved with DNA repair. This...
Posted on 08.12.21
Technically Uncertain? Solutions for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing challenges
Recently, I attended the virtual, global ECCMID 2021 conference and was struck with the quality and sheer volume of information presented. After attending a jam-packed workshop entitled ‘AST Testing with EUCAST Methods and Breakpoints’ m...
Posted on 06.04.21
Hosted a digital booth at World Microbe Forum
We hosted a digital booth at the World Microbe Forum (WMF) this year. This meeting was a collaboration between ASM, FEMS, and several other scientific societies. It took place online June 24-24, 2021. Now more than ever, we have re...