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Synthetic Biology using a Aurora Biomed VERSA automated liquid handler. Genetic background with robotic liquid handler in the bottom right corner. Image created by William Vincent-Killian
Synthetic biology is a rapidly growing field. Using genetic engineering methods scientists are able to create organisms. Agriculture is cultivating organisms for the production of materials that better human life. Synthetic biology takes it a step further by designing organisms. ...
Lab Based Antibody Testing for COVID-19.
There are several tests to determine if you have COVID-19. These tests identify SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in different ways. Antigen tests detect molecules present on the outer surface of the virus. RT-PCR looks for the presence of the virus’ genetic material. Antibody tests look...
The Nobel prize in Physiology or medicine 2021. How Aurora's Ion Channel Reader helps with TRPV1 research. The ICR 12000 has been used in Drug Discovery. Image made by Niklas Elmehed
On October 4, 2021, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. David Julius discovered the temperature receptor, TRPV1 ion channel, and Ardem Patapoutian discovered the pressure receptor, PIEZO ion channel....
COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines
Two of the most widely used vaccines during the current COVID-19 pandemic are the mRNA vaccines developed by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions regarding these vaccines.
Aurora Biomed announces Health Canada approval for FaStep Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test
Aurora Biomed, one of Canada’s leading suppliers of innovative laboratory solutions, is pleased to announce that it will start distributing Assure Tech’s FaStep COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device in Canada this week. Assure Tech’s FaStep COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device has recently obtained Health Canada authorization.