10 Reasons to Outsource Immunology Research Services

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Outsourcing research services is a popular practice among pharma and biotech companies of all sizes. For enterprise pharma companies, emerging biotechs, and everyone in between, there is tremendous value in contracting labs to run your research projects. Our infographic outlines ten reasons why the outsource research services model may be the right choice for your […]

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Should I Get CD34+ Stem Cells from Bone Marrow, Cord Blood, or Peripheral Blood?

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You might know that CD34+ stem cells can be sourced from three different locations: bone marrow, cord blood, and peripheral blood. But does it matter which source you use for your CD34+ cells? And do you know the different functions and best use cases for each? We’ll help you find the right stem cell source […]

The Rise of Specialty Drugs and the Impact on Market Growth

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Specialty drugs — often described as “prescription drugs that are difficult to manufacture and require special handling or administration, have limited distribution, target a narrow group of chronic diseases, are costly, and require ongoing clinical support — will drive nearly all of the pharmaceutical industry’s market growth from 2015–2020. Drug Channels projects the total pharmaceutical […]

3 Benefits of Mouse T Regulatory Cells for Research

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We wrote a post back in November 2016 comparing natural human T regulatory cells and induced human T regulatory cells. While both have unique benefits and are great options for studying the immune system, you also have a third option for Tregs: mouse T regulatory cells. You may not think of mouse Tregs for immune-oncology […]

Announcing a New List of SLE Donors

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We are happy to announce the availability of an expanded list of SLE donors in our immune cell catalog. In partnership with Physicians Plasma Alliance, we have isolated PBMC, purified CD4+ T cells, and purified CD8+ T cells from donors with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosis). Although Physicians Plasma Alliance is located in Tennessee, we are […]

Case Study: How Fresh Are Your PBMC?

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When ordering human or animal immune cells for research, it’s important to know as many details about the products as possible. That’s why we provide a detailed Certificate of Analysis for each cell product we offer. But beyond knowing information about the cells and donors, you should also inquire about your supplier’s collection and processing […]

Mouse Bone Marrow: Your Multipurpose Cells

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Mouse bone marrow cells are a multipurpose resource for conversion to several other useful cell types. Mouse bone marrow contains hematopoietic stem cells, which makes it an excellent starting point for deriving cells of various hematopoietic lineages. Converting Mouse Bone Marrow to Other Cells: 3 Examples 1) Bone Marrow to Macrophages When cultured in M-CSF, […]

Cells in Motion: Immune and Cancer Cells

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At the 2017 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium in Orlando, researchers from Biodesix presented a poster featuring Astarte cells. The poster, Development of ddPCR blood-based diagnostic tests that simultaneously measure mRNA expression from immune and cancer cells, demonstrates how Biodesix developed sensitive and specific methods that can be applied in gene expression studies in blood. These […]

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What’s the Difference Between Human Monocytes and Macrophages?

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Monocytes and macrophages are very closely related cells with a few important distinctions and different use cases. Put simply, monocytes are macrophages in the blood; macrophages are monocytes in tissue. Understanding the Difference Monocytes are the largest type of white blood cells and play an important role in the adaptive immunity process. Monocytes typically circulate […]