Waters Launches New Walk-up Solutions that Further Simplify the Analysis of Biologic Drug Product and Cell Culture Media
Download(opens in new window) News Summary: Updated Waters™ OneLab™ software creates new, easy-to-use walk-up solutions integrating Waters BioAccord™ LC-MS system and Andrew+™ robot with upstream bioreactors to automate routine product quality and cell culture media analyses. New pre-developed LC-MS analytical workflows make it even easier for bioprocess engineers with limited LC-MS experience to accelerate upstream process development […]
Waters Corporation Partners with Associates of Cape Cod to Automate Crucial Endotoxin and Glucan Detection Assays
Waters Corporation is excited to announce a renewed partnership with Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC) to provide scientists with fully automated solutions for endotoxin and glucan detection assays, 2 critical workflows to provide the world with safe and effective drug conjugates and in-vitro diagnostics.
Waters launched its new PeptideWorks Tryptic Protein Digestion Kits to provide biopharma scientists with a comprehensive, automatable solution for rapid sample preparation for peptide mapping. By reducing missed cleavages and autolysis peaks, which can complicate data processing, the kits bolster digestion performance and provide exquisite baselines free from noise. The launch of […]
Waters Automates Solid Phase Extraction of Biological, Food and Environmental Samples with Andrew+ Pipetting Robot
News Summary New Extraction+™ Connected Device automates and documents SPE methods, shaving hours o sample preparation for biological, food, forensic, environmental, and clinical research applications Waters OneLab™ Software guides users through the process of creating, optimizing and transferring sample preparation methods across dierent labs and users. Automated solution frees up scientists to perform other tasks, […]
Since the start-of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an enormous surge in demand for Covid-19 testing, which has taken us back to an interview with Michela Savoldi-Boles, Chief Technology Officer of Bioside Diagnostics, earlier this year, who talked about the challenges of rapid scale-up during an extremely challenging time in the Lombardy region of Italy, and on Covid-19 […]
Full Traceability and Cloud-sharing Protocols Minimize the Risk of Food Labs Failing a Proficiency Test
Pathogen testing is of major importance to the food industry as there are 31 known bacteria and virus causing pathogens, and more unidentified agents, that cause foodborne illnesses. The elimination of these disease-causing pathogens is a desire for the entire food industry. Food recalls due to pathogen contamination can be disastrous and expensive for all […]
“Not responding is a response – we are equally responsible for what we don’t do.” (Jonathan Safran Foer, 2011). Life-saving therapeutics and vaccines undergo a sophisticated array of both in-vitro, and later in the drug development process, in-vivo testing. Different animal models are used, with the aid of establishing drug safety, as well as parameters […]
Better data, better experiment, better science..! Effective translational research requires effective and robust multi-omics data integration, in order to ensure complete and correct description of the mechanisms of complex disease such as cancer. This is very much about ‘the sample’ as we have to analyse it using different workflows and sampling methodologies. For example, a […]
One of the ironies of the situation we had find ourselves in today is that many of us are having to work from home in our ‘home offices’ whilst trying to accelerate the development of urgently required diagnostics and therapeutics. Under the most optimal conditions, such R&D activity takes vast resources and time but now that those same teams have had to operate in disparate locations, many away from the familiar laboratory environment, it all becomes even more challenging!
Leaders in fields ranging from biomedical research to social science have said it again and again: replication matters, and so does sharing protocols. The importance of repeating experiments is central to the career of the scientist. Indeed, it is absolutely crucial, be it for a research publication or for a patent application. In order for a finding to have any significance at all, it needs to be ‘true’ more than the one time that it was done by the original research group. If not, we have to attribute it to either serendipity, sloppy dissemination or, rarely, fraud. A major result may depend on a subtlety in how the experiment was conducted that was neither communicated via a research or indeed, conference paper.
OneLab is the first web-based application to truly facilitate efficient, centralized programming of connected pipettes and rapid sharing of protocols.
The bluetooth electronic pipette ‘is the fulcrum upon which modern biological research is made’.
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Do you feel in control of your lab automation.. or is it controlling you.. or is it parked in the corner of the lab doing nothing at all?
Andrew Alliance was created in March 2011. The Andrew Pipetting Robot was successfully launched in 2013, and is now in its second generation, called Andrew+. It offers fully automated pipetting, as well as more complex manipulations, using a wide range of accessories and Andrew Alliance electronic pipettes. It executes protocols in Andrew Alliance’s OneLab intelligent cloud-based software environment, within which experiments can be intuitively designed, repeatably executed, and tracked through a rapidly evolving ecosystem of connected devices and accessories that the company is building together with partner organisations.
The successful development of current lifesaving therapeutics often starts with the identification of new drug targets using sophisticated instrumentation, bioinformatics, and highly valuable human tissue samples. Hypotheses are rigorously tested, experimental conditions tightly controlled, and increasingly complex data sets meticulously analyzed. This vital step in the research discovery process is critically dependent on the consistent and precise preparation, and handling, of these samples, together with often costly reagents.
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