Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy

The processing technology of fluorescent (mKate2) silk can be applied to developing smart medical bandages for wound healing on the human skin. Credit: Purdue University image/Jung Woo Leem The processing technology of fluorescent (mKate2) silk can be applied to developing smart medical bandages for wound healing on the human skin. Credit: Purdue University image/Jung Woo […]

High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA

Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That discovery could pave the way for doctors to cure incurable diseases by flushing out viruses, including HPV and Epstein-Barr, that now permanently embed themselves in our cells. “The reason […]

Excelitas Technologies launches new powerful LED light source for fluorescence microscopy

New Powerful LED Light Source Excites Broadest Range of Fluorophores Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today introduced its X-Cite® XYLIS light source for fluorescence microscopy. The new X-Cite XYLIS includes Excelitas’ patented LaserLED Hybrid Drive® and offers a rich, broad spectrum output from 360-750 nm for […]

Academia and high tech companies join forces to increase production capacity for microfluidic systems

The University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences and four high tech companies are combining forces to increase the production capacity for microfluidic systems. As part of this pilot line project (“proeftuin”), they are improving access for SMEs to their facilities, including the MESA+ NanoLab and High Tech Factory. Moreover, four concrete demonstrators to […]