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April 06, 2015

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INSIGHTS on Developing Antibody-Drug Conjugates

Clinicians and patients alike know that traditional cancer treatments beat up the person as much as the cancer. Success arises only if the treatment kills the cancer before the patient. For decades, researchers sought solutions that attacked only the cancer, not healthy tissue.

The Promise of Safer and More Effective Cancer Treatments Still Faces Obstacles

In the past few years, some of the most promising and targeted new treatments come from antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), in which an antibody delivers the drug to specific cancerous cells. Like all medications, though, ADCs have their pros and cons, but this arsenal of cancer treatments keeps expanding.

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Product of Interest

Kinematica POLYTRON PT 3100 D

This homogenizer, either handheld or mounted on a swivel type stand, is ideal for quick processing of small sample quantities and volumes. The low weight of the PT 1300D makes it easy for repeated usages with minimal fatigue if handheld and makes for easy movement if in the stand. Storing the desired speed ensures repetitive and reproducible homogenizations. When the unit is switched off, the last stored speed is saved.

Read more about the POLYTRON PT 3100 D on the Kinematica website.



Cincinnati Sub-Zero StableClimate® II Stability Chambers

StableClimate® II stability chambers are available in temperature or temperature and humidity models. CSZ stability chambers are ideal for ICH Q1A stability testing, shelf life, package testing, accelerated aging for a variety of applications including; Pharmaceutical Products/Packaging; Medical Products/Packaging; Personal Care Products; Consumer Products and Research. All stability chambers meet the ICH Q1A pharmaceutical stability guidelines for a variety of storage conditions.

Visit the Cincinnati Sub-Zero website the learn more about the StableClimate® II Stability Chambers


Help your Colleagues

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Hielscher UIP2000 - Equipment stop
We have a 2000 W transducer and a source, today we tried to test the equipment and turned the switch on, but the system did not start. The relay smells a little bit. The equipment does not operate. The functioning time of the system radiating in air was 1 minute approximately. If you have had the same experience, please help us. Advise this member.

PerkinElmer Spectrum 100 - Report builder
I am working on a PE spectrum 100 FTIR. I want to use the built in report builder, however It appears it may not have been installed on my system. So my questions are 1) Is report builder built into the Spec 100 FTIR software or is it standalone 2) Is there an online manual someone can point me to (not on in NZ as this appears to be too old to be useful) 3) Is there a quick primer someone can provide so I can just move forward myself. I am using software version 6.02 Advise this member.

Shimadzu IRAffinity-1 - Humidity Problem
How can I solve an humidity problem of my equipment? In every sample we scan, the background is always there. Now, the indicator in the software of humidity turned red and the equipment light is off. Do we need to call assistance? Or there's any "piece" we can buy and replace? Advise this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

New Pipette Tip Racks: Less Waste, 100% Recyclable
The Rainin TerraRack is a new environmentally friendly tip rack solution. This new tip rack concept allows companies and research institutes to significantly reduce their waste footprint from pipetting and achieve green goals easier, without compromising on functionality. Read more.


Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Program is intended to provide particle characterization instruments to non-profit universities and research organizations for the purpose of fostering and supporting meritorious research projects. A maximum of one instrument/integrated system will be awarded per calendar quarter. Read more.


Small Spot Film Thickness, UV Microscopy and Raman Microspectroscopy of Large Scale Devices- The 20/30 XL™ from CRAIC Technologies
The 20/30 XL™ is designed to work with large scale samples, such as 300 mm wafers, to measure thin film thickness as well as the Raman spectra of microscopic sampling areas. The 20/30 XL™ also offers UV microscopy, a full spectroscopy suite as well as either manual or automated operation. Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to ABB for sponsoring our FT-IR Spectrophotometers category on LabWrench

Since 1973, ABB Measurement & Analytics enables scientists around the world to perform through excellence in infrared spectroscopy. Its portfolios of high performance laboratory, at-line and process FT-IR/FT-NIR analyzers have addressed a wide variety of applications. Our spectrometers perform real-time analysis of the chemical composition and/or physical properties of a process sample stream. As part of its portfolio, ABB provides custom calibration modeling services and application support. ABB designs, manufactures, and markets reliable spectrometers as well as turnkey analytical solutions for Petroleum, Chemical, Life Sciences, Semiconductor, Academic, Metallurgy, OEM industries and spectroradiometers for Remote Sensing/Aerospace market.

Visit the ABB website to view their full product line.

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Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Pharmacia Biotech Ultrospec 2000 - Calibration kit
Is it possible to sent an calibration of the ultrospec 2000. We want to validate our instrument for GLP. Is there also a calibration kit we can use for our monthly checks? Advise this member.

Abbott Diagnostics CELL-DYN Sapphire® - Comparison
Please could you kindly explain in brief the differences between the two Machines, Cell-Dyn 3700 from Cell Dyn Sapphire? Advise this member.

BUCHI Corporation Rotavapor® R-3 - Rotovap Stuck
Does anyone know how to take apart a very old Brinkmann/Buchi -R series Rotovap? Advise this member.

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