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Vlogging #BioPharma to Death

BioPharMadnessSome days I feel like I am going mad. Maybe I am? On the wall in my sister’s restaurant is a quote from Alice in Wonderland:"Have I gone mad?""I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But...


Admiring the Architecture of the Building Blocks of Life

After almost a decade of studying and analysing proteins I’ve often found myself trying to explain to people “Why proteins?” What’s all the fuss about?I recently came across this video produced for th...


Why Do Some Drug Trials Kill?

The Modern Pharmaceutical Machine Modern pharmaceuticals have a huge impact on the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers by slowing or preventing disease, alleviating symptoms, and in...


5 Drug Development Dilemmas to Avoid

Bioanalytical labs are integral to clinical and pre-clinical drug development. From assay validation, analysis and sample tracking to reporting of results, the requirements are demanding. Couple this ...


How Close Are You to Achieving Your Lab Potential?

We’ve just returned from an exciting trip spreading the laboratory informatics word to companies eager to learn how Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and other software can help their b...


Biopharmaceutical Production in Your Garden Shed

This evening I was waiting at the airport to catch a flight home and a dangerous thing happened; I started to think. I was thinking whether I could set myself up as a therapeutic antibody supplier, as...


Pittcon 2016 – Day 3 – Adventures in Biopharma

It’s another beautiful day here in Atlanta and the Thermo Fisher Scientific booth (#2239) is bustling! Today, my fellow scientists and I were talking about how exciting it is to be a part of the world...


Danger! Unexploded Antibody!

I’ve always been fascinated by the field of immunology and the immune system, probably explaining why I took a doctorate in immunology. Two areas that particularly interest me are how the immune syste...


Fifteen Minutes of FAME: Analysis of Fatty Acids

No, I am not looking for my place in the spotlights, nor do I want to compete in the X-factor TV show. For all you folks wanting to read about how to become famous, you can stop right now. Chromatogra...


Antibodies: Tough Killers or Big Softies?

Quick question: what is a monoclonal antibody? What does it really do? If you already work in biotherapeutics, or if your high-school biology is within memory then you may know. But for the rest of us...


Guiding the Sweet Revolution in Glycomics

There’s been a lot of interest recently in the study of glycans and glycoforms, such as proteins and peptides that have glycans attached to them. The analysis of glycans (also known as carbohydrates, ...


Why I Turned from Phosphorylation to Glycan Analysis

Most of my early research career focused on the post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins and in those days there was only one worthy PTM in my eyes and that was phosphorylation while glycos...


Gas Chromatography Consumables: Tips for Best Results

In my last two installments in this series, I covered Hydrophobic Interaction Liquid Chromatography (link to blog post) and Sample Preparation: Three Techniques Reviewed (link to blog post); and here,...