Bio.com News & Updates

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Bio.com News & Updates
December 11, 2001
www.bio.com

The Life Sciences Portal

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

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1.  BIOTECH NEWS & FEATURES
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-A Guide to Microarray Hardware
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=1
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=2
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
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=3
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:
http://www.bio.com/industryanalysis/industryanalysis_news.jhtml

For more Research News, go to:
http://www.bio.com/newsfeatures/newsfeatures_research.jhtml


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2.  INFOCUS WEBCAST:
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Bio.com'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:
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=4

Panelists:

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

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

Event sponsored by:
-Integrated DNA Technologies:  (http://www.idtdna.com/)
-QIAGEN:  (http://www.qiagen.com/)


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


** For complete instructions on how to tune in to Bio.com's
live webcast, go to:
http://www.bio.com/InfocusRedirector.jhtml?link=1


** To read the pdf transcript of our recent webcast,
"Cell-Based Assays in Drug Discovery & Development," go to:
http://www.bio.com/file_temp/cellscreen.pdf


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3.  CAREER CENTER
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Bio.com offers the most comprehensive online Career Center in the life
sciences industry.

Set up your free personal profile today at:
http://career.bio.com/pages/myresume.cfm?object=1&action=New

Browse all job postings:
http://career.bio.com/pages/featured.cfm?1


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4.  JOBS OF THE WEEK
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Look at what's new on Bio.com Career Center this week:

1. Leading Genetics Company:  Director of Genetics
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775813&action=View

2. Leading Biotech company:  Chief Operating Officer
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775822&action=View

3. Perlegen Sciences:  Research Associate
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775379&action=View

4. Biotechnology Company, Massachusetts:  Biochemist
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775420&action=View

5. Biotechnology Company, California:  Biochemist/ ELISA Specialist
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=775170&action=View

6. Biotechnology Company: Flow Cytometry Specialist
http://career.bio.com/pages/jobsearch.cfm?object=5&job=773915&action=View


Browse all jobs at http://career.bio.com/pages/featured.cfm


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5.  INDUSTRY REPORTS & SOFTWARE
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1.  Target Identification and Validation
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect11_20.jhtml?link=7

2.  Drug Discovery Industry Review
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect11_20.jhtml?link=8

3.  LABTrack Software
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect11_20.jhtml?link=9


For more reports available on Bio.com, visit:
http://bio.com/store/store_publications.jhtml


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6.  INVESTMENT RESEARCH
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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 Bio.com.

1.  BioMarin Pharmaceutical
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=9

2.  Ilex Oncology, Inc.
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=10

3.  Cypress Bioscience, Inc.
http://www.bio.com/Redirectors/LinkRedirect12_10.jhtml?link=11


For more investment research, go to:
http://www.bio.com/industryanalysis/industryanalysis_financial.jhtml


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7.  PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT
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MegaBACE 4000 DNA Analysis System from Amersham Biosciences

384 capillaries:
   Four times the throughput
   Lowest sequencing cost per base
   More genomes per week
   Better efficiencies: less labor and less space

For more info on MegaBACE visit
http://www.amershambiosciences.com/application/MegaBACE/


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

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