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Thermo Fisher Scientific and Diamond Light Source have joined together to provide two dedicated microscopes and professional cryo-EM services for the pharmaceutical industry. Single particle analysis and cryo-tomography methods allow industrial users to routinely visualise macro-molecular complexes at near atomic resolution, leveraging this powerful technique to solve difficult-to-crystallise and dynamic proteins of therapeutic interest.
Access to both a Glacios Cryo-TEM and a Krios Cryo-TEM at one location optimises productivity and time-to-result because of the designed-in connectivity between the two instruments. Scientists can prescreen samples on the Glacios Cryo-TEM to find the best quality samples before advancing to the higher resolution imaging on the Krios Cryo-TEM.
The team also provides cryo-EM guidance and expertise in sample preparation, cryo-EM sample screening, and high-end data collection to industrial researchers, allowing them to maximise their time spent with the instruments. Find out more about the services we offer.
eBIC for Industry provides an effective way in which to apply cryo-electron microscopy to your research, without the need for a large upfront investment in in-house equipment and expertise. Co-located with the synchrotron, eBIC for Industry enhances the integrated structural biology package available for industrial users.
Confidentiality and data security are key for all of our industrial customers, and we apply stringent measures to ensure your data are stored and managed securely.
Structural biology enables you to obtain absolute actionable insight into the mechanisms and interactions of partner molecules in fundamental biological or disease processes.
Using cryo-electron microscopy for your research, enables you to:
The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide, annual influenza epidemics result in about 3-5 million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths. Influenza A viruses are the most common cause of seasonal flu in humans and represent a significant risk to public health.
When the influenza virus infects a host cell, it starts to make copies of itself as the disease spreads. The protein driving this behaviour is the viral RNA polymerase which replicates the viral RNA genome and makes RNA templates for protein synthesis. In order to understand how this process works, you need to work out the structure of the RNA polymerase at the atomic level.
The thyroid is a gland located in our neck which produces iodinated hormones essential for metabolism and growth, namely thyroid hormones (TH).
An imbalance in thyroid hormone production may lead to a range of disorders including cardiovascular, foetal development, and psychiatric problems, which affect more than 5% of the population worldwide, with increasing incidence. Most commonly, people suffer from an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) or less frequently, an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism). These conditions are often related to thyroid auto-immunity and cancer.
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society. There are high proportions of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause common infections, for example urinary tract infections, and it is patients with these infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria that are generally at increased risk of worse clinical outcomes and death. These patients consume more health-care resources than patients infected with the same bacteria that are drug-resistant. Developing new treatments to tackle this worldwide problem is therefore of paramount importance.Read more...
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