News from Biolin Scientific

Read about the latest from Biolin Scientific, Attension, KSV NIMA, Q-Sense and Sophion

 

Test Your Transformer Oil

Posted on December 9, 2014

All electrical networks depend on the quality of the transformers. Functional failure means maintenance, costly repairs and production down time. The insulating transformer oil in a power transformer says a lot about the transformers condition.

QPatch: Porphyrin derivatives as potent and selective blockers of neuronal Kv1 channels

Posted on December 5, 2014

Dublin City University published a new paper on selective inhibitors of neuronal Kv1 channels.

Selective inhibitors of voltage-activated K+ channels are needed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. In this work it was discovered that porphyrins bearing 2–4 carbon alkyl ammonium side chains predominantly blocked the Kv1.1 current whilst Kv1.2 was susceptible to a porphyrin bearing polyamine side chains.

 

 

How to use QCM-D for biomolecular interactions

Posted on November 17, 2014

Want to learn how to use QCM-D for protein-protein-and nucleic acid/protein interaction studies?

Are you using AFM or Ellipsometry?

Posted on November 13, 2014

Are you looking for a measurement technique that brings a new dimension to what can be analyzed in your lab?

Quantify Your Nanoscale World with QCM-D

Posted on November 4, 2014

Have you heard about QCM-D?

New Application Overview on fabricating nanoparticle thin films

Posted on October 7, 2014

The KSV NIMA Application Overview describes how the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technology is used to fabricate highly organized mono- and multi-layer nanoparticle films.

 

Mimicking Nature’s Expertise in Underwater Adhesives

Posted on September 10, 2014

Marine mussels are unbeatable when it comes to underwater adhesive strategies. They can attach to virtually all inorganic and organic surfaces, tenaciously sustaining their bonds even in saltwater under turbulent wave-swept conditions. 

New Q-Sense Application Note on Surfactant-Surface Interactions

Posted on August 15, 2014

Here is a new application note from Q-Sense on Surfactant-Surface Interactions. This Application Note illustrates how the QCM-D technology can be used to study surfactant interactions with surfaces in real time with nanoscale sensitivity.

New Advances in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Posted on August 6, 2014

Q-Sense, together with Biolin Scientific, has recently co-published a new study titled “Monitoring N3 Dye Adsorption and Desorption on TiO2 Surfaces: A Combined QCM-D and XPS Study”

KSV NIMA Launches a New Langmuir-Blodgett Characterization Kit

Posted on August 5, 2014

KSV NIMA is excited to introduce a new Langmuir-Blodgett characterization kit 

Q-Sense Omega Auto at the 2014 Protein Aggregation Workshop

Posted on August 4, 2014

Biolin Scientific and Q-Sense were sponsors of the recently held 2014 Workshop on Protein Aggregation and Immunogenicity in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The Widest Range of QCM Sensor Coatings Available

Posted on July 30, 2014

Q-Sense offers the widest range of QCM sensor coatings and substrates including metals, metal oxides, polymers, biological sensors and other materials. See below for more details. 

Biolin Scientific and KSV NIMA Return from LB-15

Posted on July 29, 2014

The 15th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (otherwise known as LB-15) was recently held on Jeju Island in Korea. General topics include studies on Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films, Self-Assembled Monolayers and other nano-scale structures. 

Nature Communication Study Details Gold Nanoparticle/Lipid Bilayer Interactions

Posted on July 25, 2014

A recent paper in Nature Communications elucidates the pathway by which gold nanoparticles spontaneously insert into lipid bilayers. Nature Communications 5, Article number: 4482 doi:10.1038/ncomms5482

A Top University in London Purchases a Q-Sense Omega Auto

Posted on July 17, 2014

A top London-based university has purchased a Q-Sense Omega Auto that will be used for materials characterization. This installation will be a reference site for the Omega Auto and will help facilitate demonstrations, workshops and other events within the UK.

Check out the Omega Auto features and benefits as well as the supported applications and industries

New Application Note for KSV NIMA now available

Posted on July 11, 2014

KSV NIMA has just released a new application note titled: Nanostrand formation of block copolymers at the air/water interface. 

Biolin Scientific Returns from PetroPhase 2014

Posted on June 18, 2014

The 15th annual International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling just finished up in Houston, TX. 

KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett Training Course

Posted on June 17, 2014

Biolin Scientific Inc. recently held a hands-on training course for the Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett technologies and instrumentation in the Linthicum Heights, MD laboratory.

Recorded OneAttension Software Webinars

Posted on June 16, 2014

Learn more about contact angle, surface tension and powder wettability measurements! Watch the OneAttension software webinars that covers how to perform these and many more measurements. You will also see how the new 3D Topography Module is utilized. You find the webinars in the Software section under Attension Services. Go straight to the webinars.

 

Q-Sense Amine Coupling Sensor

Posted on June 4, 2014

We hope you haven’t missed that we recently launched a new Q-Sense sensor? This functionalized sensor complements our existing range of bio-surfaces; Q-Sense Biotin Sensor and Q-Sense His-tag Capturing Sensor. With the Amine coupling sensor added to our product range, we now offer an expanded set of functionalities, targeting different protein immobilization strategies which enables additional applications with Q-Sense QCM-D instruments.
 
 

Into graphene and nanoparticles?

Posted on May 26, 2014

Check out 10 of the latest and most influential publications with KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett Troughs in graphene and nanoparticle research! We have gathered them for you with a brief summary and if you want to read more, click on the title.

First deals for high-speed screening of ion channel drug targets

Posted on May 19, 2014

Sophion Bioscience (sophion.com), part of Biolin Scientific, has received its first purchase orders for its new high throughput screening platform from leading pharma companies

百欧林离子通道药物靶向高速筛选平台获首批订单

Posted on May 14, 2014

丹麦巴勒鲁普2014年5月14日电  瑞典百欧林科技有限公司 (Biolin Scientific) 旗下子公司 Sophion Bioscience (http://sophion.com/ ) 已经获得领先制药公司采购其最新高通量筛选平台的首批订单。该 Sophion Qube™ 平台直接测量潜在新候选药物对活细胞离子通道的作用功效。通过将高质量记录和高通量相结合,Sophion Qube可以显著提高离子通道药物发现初始阶段的效率。

イオンチャネルを創薬ターゲットとする高速スクリーニングシステムを初受注

Posted on May 14, 2014

Biolin Scientificグループの一翼を担うSophion Bioscience A/S (sophion.com)は、大手製薬会社におけるハイスループットスクリーニング用のプラットフォームとして、このほど新規の案件を受注しました。Sophion Qube ™は、細胞膜に発現するイオンチャネルに対する新薬候補化合物の作用を直接測定することができます。比類のない高品質記録とハイスループットの組み合わせにより、Sophion Qubeはイオンチャネル創薬の初期段階における生産性を飛躍的に向上させます。

Sophion becomes a Gazelle business

Posted on March 7, 2014

Since 1995 the Danish financial newspaper Børsen has identified the Danish growth elite, and each year nominated a number of growth companies that fulfill the criteria.

New Application Note on Polymers

Posted on March 7, 2014

New Application Note available on the characterization of polymer layer swelling and collapse by the QCM-D technology.

New 3D Topography Module

Posted on March 7, 2014

The Attension 3D Topography module combined with the Theta Optical tensiometer is the first product which makes it possible to combine 3D surface roughness measurements in conjunction with contact angle measurements and to perform those measurements on the same exact sample location. OneAttension software automatically calculates the roughness corrected contact angle and surface free energy values from the measured data.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013

Posted on February 12, 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells”.

KSV NIMA Stand-Alone MicroBAM

Posted on February 10, 2014

The KSV NIMA Brewster Angle Microscopes represents the latest in BAM instrumentation allowing high resolution and fully focused real-time imaging of monolayers.

Rechanneling the Current Cardiac Safety Paradigm

Posted on July 23, 2013

The recent Think Tank Meeting held at the FDA “Rechanneling the Current Cardiac Safety Paradigm” (23rd of July, 2013) concluded:  A robust and biologically relevant assessment of potential clinical arrhythmia should include assessment of multiple ion channels and the current s7b minimal standard does not reflect this.

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