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This technology offers an easy solution for high performance cell sorting

Cell sorting is fast becoming an essential step on the path to deeper understanding and new discoveries in the life sciences. This technology is expanding to a wide range of applications such as immunology, stem cell research, genomics, bioprocessing and cancer biology. A readily available on-site sorter that provides consistent, reliable results could benefit researchers in many fields of investigation.

Nanolithography, the power of technology to manufacture nanostructures

Nanoimprint lithography (NIL), or simply imprint lithography, is one of the pioneering techniques in nanotechnology, used to fabricate nanometer-scale structures. One of the leading experts in this discipline is Dr. Nikolaos Kechagias. He directs the Nanoimprint Lithography platform of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

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.

A computational model to determine the progression of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. While more predominant in older patients, with an average age of presentation of 70-71 years, it is still considered the cancer with the second-highest incidence in western countries. In male patients, only lung cancer is more prevalent, while in women, the most common is breast cancer.

Ivo Gut (CNAG): “Sequencing has evolved more than computers in the last ten years”

Cambridge is an emblematic city in the history of science. Nestling among faculties and laboratories lies the Biochemistry Department, where illustrious researchers of the ilk of Hans Kornberg and César Milstein once worked. It was also where a young Fred Sanger completed his PhD in 1943.

After tragically losing his parents to cancer, the British scientist decided to dedicate his life to his work. Shortly after completing his doctoral thesis, Sanger began to take an interest in protein sequencing, and his research earned him his first Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958, after he deciphered the complete sequence of insulin.