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reddit deep dive: 5 great subreddits for lab professionals

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 21, 2017 5:28:00 AM

In any research-focused field, the stock in trade is information. In a modern world, a significant proportion of that information is accessed, shared, and discussed via the internet. As one of the largest open information exchanges on earth, reddit (which bills itself as "the front page of the internet") can be a valuable source for professional information as well as casual knowledge.

Clinical research is a field rich in specific insider knowledge, and is home to some thriving professional subcultures as well. Naturally, it has a significant presence on reddit.

Here are five subreddits that curious lab professionals may find useful or entertaining.

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Topics: Clinical Research

preclinical research: how microsampling cuts costs

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 15, 2017 6:26:00 AM

Animal studies are expensive and time-consuming and raise ethical questions. In the past, researchers have often been wasteful of the animal lives, running poorly designed experiments. Now there is pressure to reduce the number of animals used in any study for both ethical and financial reasons.

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Topics: Blood Sampling Lab Animals

what is microsampling? a conversation with james rudge

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 10, 2017 5:28:00 AM

James Rudge has served as our Global Microsampling Specialist since January of 2015. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Dr. Rudge worked for Phenomenex for 14 years and is a co-inventor of the Mitra Microsampling Device and the Volumetric Absorptive Matrix Sampling (VAMS™) technology. 

This conversation is an excerpt from the e-book Exploring Microsampling by Bioanalysis Zone. In it, James explains the workings and applications of Mitra VAMS technology, and makes some predictions for the next 5-10 years of microsampling.

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Topics: Capillary Blood Sampling

capillary blood collection: a brief history

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 8, 2017 5:28:00 AM

Between the arteries that carry blood away from the heart and veins that carry the blood back, there are tiny blood vessels that feed the tissues with oxygen and nutrients, called capillaries. When the tip of the finger is pricked, it is capillary blood that comes out. Capillary blood sampling comes from a prick of the finger.

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Topics: Capillary Blood Sampling

5 extraordinary pediatric clinical trials going on now

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 1, 2017 5:05:00 AM

The world of pediatric clinical research has been wrestling with concerns about "minimal risk" and the use of placebos. Such challenges create opportunities, and as those questions are worked through, clinical studies continue to produce exciting results. Here are some of the cutting-edge trials going on now.

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Topics: Clinical Trials

5 extraordinary university clinical trials going on right now

Posted by Neoteryx on Oct 24, 2017 4:46:00 AM

Many people think that clinical trials, separating potentially beneficial drugs from those too toxic to use, are carried out by pharmaceutical companies. But a large number of trials, including some of the most important and innovative ones, are conducted by universities. Sometimes their results are truly remarkable.

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Topics: Clinical Trials