Category: research

Towards a future of personalised medicine

SPECIAL REPORT: LabHomepage attended the 9th Planet xMap conference and symposium, held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. With nearly 500 delegates and almost 40 papers presented in 12 sessions over two days, Planet xMap is a significant scientific…

Innovation prize for lung-on-a-chip

A PODIUM presentation describing a ‘Human breathing Lung-on-a-chip for drug screening and nanotoxicity’ has been named as the winner of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)’s 2012 innovation award. The presentation, by Dan Dongeun Huh of Harvard University,…

Developing animal-free vaccine media

MOST vaccines today are manufactured using fetal bovine serum or other animal-based components, which raises important safety concerns over prion and viral contamination. This month, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant…