Independent Antibody Validation to Improve Research Quality

July 30, 2013 | Posted by Team in Science Exchange News |

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Science Exchange partners with antibodies-online.com to independently validate commercial antibodies enabling researchers to choose high quality research reagents

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Press Release — Science Exchange, in partnership with the world’s largest marketplace for antibodies, antibodies-online (www.antibodies-online.com), announced today the launch of a program to independently validate thousands of commercial antibodies via the Science Exchange Independent Validation Service (www.scienceexchange.com/validation). This program will help scientists identify high quality antibodies, improving the quality of research results and preventing the waste of resources spent on ineffective antibodies.

“More than 70% of published research cannot be independently reproduced,” said Dr. Elizabeth Iorns, Science Exchange’s co-founder and CEO. “This has significant consequences for our ability to make scientific advances. One cause of this serious problem is the quality of reagents used in research studies. Our antibody validation program will directly tackle this problem, enabling scientists to identify independently validated antibodies that they can trust for their research.”

Science Exchange Provider Profile: Tamas Nagy from the Comparative Pathology Lab

July 24, 2013 | Posted by Tess Mayall in Core facilities |

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For this week’s provider profile we caught up with Dr. Tamas Nagy, the Director of the Comparative Pathology Laboratory. Read all about his unique path to veterinary pathology, and that one time he did histopathology on an amorphous material found on a commercial refrigeration line.

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Science Exchange Stories: Dana Carper at CSU Sacramento

July 22, 2013 | Posted by Tess Mayall in Stories |

How one student overcame research roadblocks, and expanded her thesis through online collaborations.

Lab malfunctions, construction, and sample contamination are far-too-frequent occurrences when you are doing research. They are a thorn in the side of graduate students, post-docs, and professors alike.

With impending deadlines, it often feels like you have no control over your own future. But for Dana Carper, a Master’s student at the California State University Sacramento, she found a way around her research roadblocks through Science Exchange. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA’s Super-Black Carbon Nanotubes Developed through Science Exchange

July 17, 2013 | Posted by Team in Company, Research, Science Exchange News, Stories |
Principal Investigator John Hagopian working with a nanotube material sample. Image Credit: NASA Goddard/Chris Gunn

Principal Investigator John Hagopian working with a nanotube material sample.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard/Chris Gunn

A collaboration formed on Science Exchange has lead to new developments in the production of carbon nanotube forests – the blackest materials ever measured! The research resulted from a partnership between NASA and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), a part of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

“NASA and the ANFF’s research is monumental, and we are thrilled to have been part of such an important development in nanotechnology,” said our CEO Dr. Elizabeth Iorns.“Scientists can now access the vast expertise available globally to produce powerful partnerships that lead to innovative research.”

An International Collaboration

The NASA team and MCN connected using Science Exchange when NASA was searching for a way to coat instrument components with a thin film, and continue development on their super-black material.

The NASA team, lead by Principal Investigator John Hagopian, was able to submit an open RFQ and identify the MCN as a capable provider based on the expertise and novel deposition platforms offered, forming an ideal overseas partnership to develop NASA’s intricate nanotubes.

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