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Jul 30, 2015

A representative from the Bioproducts division will be attending Society for Neuroscience 2015. This event takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from October 17-21. Please stop by, we'd be happy to meet you!

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Jul 20, 2015

Immunoglobulin D (IgD) is an antibody isotype that is found primarily on mature B cells as part of the B cell receptor (BCR) complex.  Clustering of the BCR due to antigen binding leads to activation of B cells that can result in a number of outcomes including proliferation, differentiation...

Jul 15, 2015

MD Biosciences, a global biotechnology company focused in neuroscience research, announces the launch of primary neuronal cells (hippocampal and cortical neurons) derived from rodents for the use of culturing of pyramidal neurons.

Apr 7, 2015

Zurich, Switzerland, April 7, 2015 – MD Biosciences, a global biotechnology company focused in neuroscience research, announces the launch of its new NeuroFreeze media for the freezing and culturing of rat...

Feb 11, 2015

Highly purified collagen type II is important for the induction of arthritis. The rate of incidence is a sore topic among many that are running the collagen induced arthritis model given disease incidence as low as 50% is not uncommon.  The purity of the collagen, adjuvant quality, emulsion...

Jan 16, 2014

The citrullination of proteins is a post-translational modification where peptidyl arginine residues are converted to peptidyl citrulline by a family of enzymes called peptidyl arginine deiminases (PADs). Citrullination can be found in multiple tissue types and has been shown to occur in both...

Oct 7, 2013

Rat insulin is a pancreatic hormone whose molecular weight is about 6000 Da. It is a protein composed of two polypeptide chains, a shorter A-chain of twenty-one residues and a longer B-chain of thirty. The two chains are connected by two disulphide (-S-S-) linkages, while a third such linkage...

Aug 30, 2013

Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is associated with numerous diseases due to its role in inflammation and autoimmunity that include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis (MS).

TNF-alpha is a potent cytokine with a myriad...

May 7, 2013

Stress can be physical, emotional or psychological. Depending on the pressures you are facing it can have varying effects on your body. When stressful situations occur your body releases stress hormones that give you the ability to fight back to intensify your concentration and your reaction...