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Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Volume 6 / Number 10  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
6th Monolith Summer School & Symposium
May 30–June 4, 2014
Portorož, Slovenia
Partnering for Biologic Emerging Markets
May 28–29, 2014
Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Bioimaging at the Nanoscale
June 4–6, 2014
Portland, Oregon USA
PDA/FDA Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Conference
June 3–5, 2014
Washington, DC USA
PDA/FDA Virus &
TSE Safety Conference
June 9–11, 2014
Bethesda, Maryland USA
PDA Aseptic Processing-Sterilization Conference
June 17–18, 2014
Chicago, Illinois USA
3D Cell Culture 2014 — Advanced Model Systems, Applications &
Enabling Technologies
June 25–27, 2014
Freiburg, Germany
Suggested Reading
Fetal Bovine Serum: What You Should Ask Your Supplier and Why
By Devin Davis and Sherrie Drake Hirschi, Seradigm, a division of VWR International
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Products & Services
Modified Mycoplasma Detection Kits
Life Technologies Applied Biosystems® is implementing minor modifications to their MycoSEQ™ Mycoplasma Detection Kits. By transitioning contract manufacturing of the AmpliTaq Gold® DNA polymerase enzyme (used in the kits) to direct in-house manufacturing, Life Technologies has improved control over raw materials supplies and can produce the highest quality components to meet the supply demands of customers.

Although the source of raw materials has changed, no modifications have been made to the MycoSEQ product formulation. Rigorous internal comparability studies have been performed, and the in-house-produced AmpliTaq Gold enzyme was found to be functionally equivalent to the previously outsourced material.

For more information, please visit lifetechnologies.com.

Special Note: Michael Brewer, Director and Head of Pharmaceutical Analytics with Life Technologies, will be presenting information about MycoSEQ at the ISBioTech 2nd Fall Meeting, October 27-29, 2014 in Rosslyn, Virginia USA.
Advanced Raman Spectrometer with Smaller Footprint
JASCO has released the new, compact, and easy-to-use NRS-4100 Series Laser Raman Spectrometer. It measures just 24” tall x 22” wide x 24” deep and weighs only 120 lbs. The NRS-4100 has many of the same features and performance of its larger siblings with greater performance and a whole host of new technological innovations.

The use of a versatile three-laser system at 457, 532,
and 785 nm and a spectrograph resolution down to
0.7 cm-1/pixel makes the NRS-4100 ideal for many of the everyday applications in research and development, forensics, and quality control.

For more information, please visit jascoinc.com.
Techno-Blast Masthead
HeLa cells were transduced with CellLight® Nucleus-GFP (nucleus, green) and grown overnight.
Following fixation, the cystoskeleton was stained using ActinRed™ 555 ReadyProbes® reagent (actin, red). Nuclei were counter-stained, permeabilized, and blocked using the Image-iT Fixation/Permeabilization Kit, with NucBlue® Fixed cell stain, and images were acquired on the EVOS® FL Auto imaging system using a 60X coverslip-corrected objective.

Courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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