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The Impact of Brexit on European Biotech and Biopharma

Posted by BioAgilytix / / Industry Update

At the commencement of her national campaign in July 2016, the former UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated, “It is hard to think of an industry of greater strategic importance to Britain than its pharmaceutical industry.” This still holds true today. Despite this, according to the Freedom of Information Act, as of 2017, the number of EU academics and staff departing the United Kingdom was up by over 35% compared to years prior. In fact, many companies, Biotech included, have been leaving the UK for the Netherlands only adding to…

What to Expect at AAPS 2020 PharmSci 360

Posted by BioAgilytix / / Bioanalytical Platforms

It’s that time of the year again. October 26th marks the beginning of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) PharmSci 360 event. This yearly assembly of pharmaceutical scientists from across the globe is designed to share research and exchange ideas in the pursuit of global health and the betterment of humanity. PharmSci 360 draws thousands of the scientific community’s brightest minds in what is one the largest scientific conversations of the year in this segment of the pharmaceutical industry. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to network with…

Utilizing Bradford Assay for Protein Concentration Calculation

Posted by BioAgilytix / / Cell-Based Assays

If your goal is to attain swift and simple protein quantification, the Bradford assay is the way to go. Let’s find out more about what makes the Bradford assay so effective and relevant over 40 years after its inception. What is Bradford Assay? The Bradford protein assay, named after its developer Marion M. Bradford, is specifically used to calculate the concentration of total protein in a sample or solution. There are three standard methods to calculate and measure protein concentration and those are the bicinchoninic acid assay (BCA assay), absorbance…

A Beginner’s Guide to Luciferase Assays

Posted by BioAgilytix / / Cell-Based Assays

Luciferase is an enzyme used by a variety of organisms for bioluminescence. One of the most common examples of bioluminescence exists in the biology of the firefly. Scientists have been able to wield this naturally occurring phenomena to study gene expression at the transcriptional level. Luciferase reporter assays offer rapid quantitative measurements and have a wide range of applications across various fields of cellular and molecular biology. Understanding the basic techniques and applications of luciferase assays is key to troubleshooting any issues that may arise during its execution. Luciferase reporter…