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Immunohistochemistry

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a technique used to diagnose, or even differentiate, different types of cancers or other diseases. This lab test uses fluorescently dyed antibodies to selectively test for specific […]

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21st Century Cures Act

The FDA is continually working to improve patient outcomes by including patients as well as their comfort and safety in the development of new drugs, biologics, and medical devices. A […]

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$15 million Awarded by NIH for 3-D Tissue Development

According to the NIH, during clinical trials more than 60 percent of investigational drugs fail, even if they showed promising results in pre-clinical studies on cell and animal research. In […]

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What is Ames Testing?

Today, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company for Ames Testing. The Ames test is an assay used throughout the world done using bacteria to detect chemical substances that […]

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Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Tests Development

Early detection of cancer is important in the treatment of disease. A blood test created by the Georgia Institute of Technology detects ovarian cancer with 90 percent accuracy. ‪To read […]

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Pharmaceutical Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Studies

Pharmaceutical Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Studies or PK / PD studies are techniques used in the study of pharmacology. Pharmacokinetic, commonly referred to as PK, is the study of what the body […]

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Urine Drug Toxicology Testing

Most drug toxicology testing is performed on urine samples, as most drugs are broken down and excreted through urine. Testing can also be done on blood, however concentrations of drugs […]

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In Vivo and In Vitro Testing

In vivo and in vitro testing are two of the most common methods for studying and testing organisms. While similar, each type of testing has its advantages and disadvantages. In […]

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Immunogenicity of Biologics

The US Food and Drug Administration defines biologics as “a wide range of products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic […]

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qPCR Testing

qPCR, also known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction, is a technique used to detect a specific DNA sequence or sequences. This type of testing is common in both research and […]