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Spectral cytometry, from PlayStation to “future strategy”

In 1995, months after the debut of the PlayStation in Japan, Sony launched the video game console in the United States and Europe. It was an immediate success. The company sold more than 104 million units over the next decade, clearly outperforming its closest competitor, the Sega Saturn. With the PlayStation, games like Gran Turismo, Metal Gear or Final Fantasyentered video game history.

Chromosome sorting goes “back to the future”

No one can question the advancements represented by DNA sequencing. The contribution made by technological cores specialized in genomics has made possible the first molecular consensus on colorectal cancer. The arrival of a new technique, especially if it is as innovative and revolutionary as this one, always implies the abandonment of other technologies.

Mass spectrometry, a new tool for precision medicine

Precision medicine applied to breast cancer has traditionally drawn up patient profiles with the use of techniques such as genomic sequencing and microarrays. Over the past decade, proteomics research has achieved breakthroughs in the identification and quantification of certain biomarkers in clinical samples, which help stratify patients by the sub-type of breast cancer that they develop.

What is BioCores?

When justifying the importance of investing in science, the phrase “Knowledge is power”, attributed to Francis Bacon, very often comes up. Although the original Latin expression by the British philosopher would have read “ipsa scientia potestas est”, there can be no doubt that knowledge is not only a source of power, but more importantly of progress.

In re-reading Bacon, it becomes clear that knowledge – and not just knowledge of a purely scientific nature – is just as powerful as it is necessary. Knowing which tools, sources and instruments are within my grasp will allow me to work more effectively. The same is true of research, where it is vital to always be aware of cutting-edge innovations and services.