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On March 11th, 2020, COVID-19 developed into a blown pandemic threatening human health and the world’s economies. The disease, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and for the first time was observed in Wuhan in December 2019. The COVID-19 virus was declared a pandemic ...
Imagine analyzing thousands of protein samples in a fraction of the time and with higher accuracy than ever before. With the power of automation in proteomics sample preparation for mass spectrometry (MS), this dream is a reality! What is Proteomics? Proteomics refers to the large-scale study of proteins within a biological system.
What roles do K+ potassium channels play? Potassium (K+ channels) are almost every organism's most widely distributed ion channel. Potassium channels allow the flow of potassium ions across the membrane but block the flow of other ions, specifically sodium (Na+) ions. These channels are made of two...
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Dangers of heavy metals The danger of heavy metals is greater since they are not chemically or biologically degradable. Once released, they can remain in the environment for hundreds of years. Toxic metals are normally present in very small amounts in our body, but continuous exposure can cause a...
The 33rd International Symposium of Human Identification (ISHI) is occurring this autumn in National Harbor near Washington DC. Aurora Biomed will be there to demonstrate innovations in lab automation. ISHI is one of the largest international conferences. Last year, in 2021 1,300 people attended rep...
A cartoon of a doctor looking at a computer. Kidneys and durgs are in the background. This is to represent drug testing using urine samples. This process, drug testing can be automated.
On June 26th, 2022, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the 2022 World Drug Report claiming that about 284,000,000 people worldwide aged 15–64 had used a drug within the last 12 months in 2020, increased by 26% over the previous decade. Why automate drug testing? As drug use increases, the demand for drug testing also increases.
Every 62 seconds, an American is subjected to sexual assault (source: Rainn Statistics). Yet only few cases are solved because of the backlogs of untested sexual assault kits. Processing these kits will bring justice for victims. In order to reduce the backlog of SAEKs some states are outsourcing this work to the third party laboratories to run the tests manually. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work.