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December 11, 2001

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Jobs . News . Research . Reports . Software . Protocols . Tools

1.  Biotech News & Features: "A Guide to Microarray Hardware"
2.  InFocus Webcast: DNA Microarrays
3.  Career Center: Set Up Your Free Profile Today
4.  Jobs of the Week: "Biochemist"
5.  Industry Reports and Software: LABTrack Software
6.  Investment Research: Free Investment Research from SCO Group
7.  Product Highlight:  MegaBACE 4000 DNA Analysis System


-A Guide to Microarray Hardware
The selection of appropriate microarray hardware and experimental
Strategies are critical for a successful microarray project.
This review provides a comprehensive comparison of commercial
manual and robotic arrayers and scanners, but also discuss the
hidden cost behind microarray experiment, the strategies of choosing
the right options and alternatives to buying hardwares to avoid
unnecessary expenditures

-Possible Treatment for Graft-versus-Host Disease
An experimental treatment currently under development by Celmed
BioSciences, a Montreal-based cell therapy company and subsidiary of
Theratechnologies, has been shown to prevent Graft-versus-Host Disease
(GvHD), an extremely severe and frequent condition associated with
allogenic bone marrow transplants (from non-compatible donor), while
preserving the immune response and the anti-cancer effect that are
sought in bone marrow transplants.

-Btech Investor News
BTECH NEWS, published by Btech Investor, Inc, highlights selected events
in the life sciences sector that the Btech Investor team believes are
particularly relevant to biotechnology investors. The Btech Investor team
combines scientific, clinical, and business experience to perform
comprehensive analysis of the biotechnology industry and to identify
future industry leaders.

For more Industry News, go to:

For more Research News, go to:

==========================================================================='s InFocus Webcast, "DNA Microarrays: Platforms and
Applications," has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, December 12 at
1:00 pm Pacific Time (4PM ET).  We regret any inconvenience this
may have caused.

To join us for this discussion, go to:


-Aldo Massimi
cDNA Microarray Facility
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

-Robert Nadon
Director of Applications and Informatics
Imaging Research, Inc.
St. Catherines, Ontario

Event sponsored by:
-Integrated DNA Technologies:  (

If you would like to submit questions to the panelists,
please forward them to mailto:rfreder at

** For complete instructions on how to tune in to's
live webcast, go to:

** To read the pdf transcript of our recent webcast,
"Cell-Based Assays in Drug Discovery & Development," go to:

=========================================================================== offers the most comprehensive online Career Center in the life
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Look at what's new on Career Center this week:

1. Leading Genetics Company:  Director of Genetics

2. Leading Biotech company:  Chief Operating Officer

3. Perlegen Sciences:  Research Associate

4. Biotechnology Company, Massachusetts:  Biochemist

5. Biotechnology Company, California:  Biochemist/ ELISA Specialist

6. Biotechnology Company: Flow Cytometry Specialist

Browse all jobs at


1.  Target Identification and Validation

2.  Drug Discovery Industry Review

3.  LABTrack Software

For more reports available on, visit:


SCO Financial Group, a registered investment advisor focused on
identifying emerging growth companies in the healthcare sectors,
has made its investment research available, for free, to online
investors at

1.  BioMarin Pharmaceutical

2.  Ilex Oncology, Inc.

3.  Cypress Bioscience, Inc.

For more investment research, go to:


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When:   March 12-14, 2002
Where:  World Trade Center Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

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