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New Opportunities for Women in Science and Technology

Dominic Marasco
Posted by Dominic Marasco / / Uncategorized

In the last decade, women have made significant strides in their professional lives and scholarly pursuits. Even the political world has seen a boom in women running for public office. With all of these glass ceilings being shattered and hierarchical norms being reimagined, there is one industry that could use a boost. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) sector is seeing an increase in the number of women entering these industries, but there is always room for more.According to The American Association of University Women (AAUW), women only make…

Closing Diagnostic Gaps by Anti-α-Gal IgE Immune Profiling

Dr. Arno Kromminga
Posted by Dr. Arno Kromminga / / Uncategorized

I recently had the opportunity to work with a multicentric group of experts in immune profiling and immunogenic responses on the creation of a scientific peer-reviewed paper titled, “Meat allergy associated with galactosyl-α-(1,3)-galactose (α-Gal)-Closing diagnostic gaps by anti-α-Gal IgE immune profiling”. The paper, originally published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in June of 2017, examines different α-Gal-containing analytes in singleplex and multiplex assays to resolve individual sensitization patterns with IgE against α-Gal. Glycoproteins and glycolipids of some mammalian species contain the disaccharide galactosyl-α-(1,3)-galactose (α-Gal), but it…

Biomarker Development: Clearing the Way for Faster Biomarker Innovation

Dr. Afshin Safavi
Posted by Dr. Afshin Safavi / / BioAgilytix Insight, Biomarkers, Uncategorized

This spring, BioAgilytix attended The Biomarker Conference in San Diego along with other biomarker experts to discuss best practices for an industry that is still maturing in areas such as discovery, development, clinical application, and regulatory approval. A range of topics were covered, from identifying accurate biomarkers to developing standard protocols. The event ended with an exciting takeaway: while there are still many complexities involved in bringing new biomarkers to the clinic, substantial progress is already being made to create clearer paths for overcoming biomarker development challenges. Presenters at the…