The advent of nanorobotics in oncology have already shown positive results in various cancer mouse models, raising the potential of the technology to aid patients with serious illnesses and autoimmune disease. Nanorobots are “‘devices’ designed to operate in the nanometer scale.” One version of the concept originates as a 90 nm x 60 nm x […]

Informatics has changed the way lab data is collected, stored, shared and analyzed. However, it is widely agreed that the full potential of laboratory data, for example, metadata, aggregated data and even the experimental results themselves, has yet to be realized; in particular, the application of these types of data to solve scientific challenges, such […]

The 2017 American Society for Human Genetics Conference (ASHG) was held this year October 17–21 in Orlando, Florida.  The conference was attended by 7,479 conferees, a 6.4% decrease from last year (see IBO 10/31/16). Exhibitor, guest and press registrants totaled 1,549. The theme of the conference this year was “Sharing Discoveries. Shaping our Future.” The key trends […]

Government science R&D in Germany has been on a steady increase for the last decade, with the country making large investments in scientific and technological innovations. According to the “Education and Research Figures 2017” report released by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German government’s expenditures on science R&D is estimated to […]

Every August, IBO conducts its annual Design Awards, a competition recognizing innovative and bold industrial design of analytical instruments. While technical features and performance are the cornerstone of any instrument’s functionality, the IBO Design Awards are based on the physical appearance, aesthetics and design features of the product, which are key in influencing purchasing decisions, as well as brand […]

This article is from the June 14, 2017 issue of our bi-monthly newsletter Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) published by BioInformatics, LLC. Click here to learn more and sign up for a free trial. CRISPR gene editing technologies show great promise in accelerating research, development and manufacturing in many applications, such as biomedicine and food production. However, much more […]

Despite the Trump Administration’s proposals to cut US science funding over the last few months, the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, or omnibus bill, indicates a 5.0% rise in total FY17 science R&D to $155.8 billion, according to recent estimates from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Signed into law on May 5, […]

The 108th annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting was held April 1–5 in Washington, DC. The conference had record attendance of 21,900 registrants. The total number of exhibitors was 497. The exhibit was a showcase for several new products, in particular, products for NGS. 10x Genomics launched the Chromium Single Cell V(D)J Solution for profiling […]