Just outside of Cambridge, MA, Shardool Jain starts his work day. Jain is Director of R&D at AltrixBio, an early-stage startup developing an oral medication to treat type 2 diabetes. The company is part of the Nest.Bio incubator program through
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In a new partnership, Quartzy’s streamlined platform for communication, ordering and keeping inventory up to date, and Brex’s life science specific credit card are offering labs exponentially increased efficiency, saving managers and buyers
In this blog, we’ll visit a group of regulatory cells called CD4 regulatory T cells, also known as “Tregs”, which maintain the balanced nature of the immune system. We’ll then discuss how their presence or absence can promote cancer or autoimmunity.
In Kenya, Dr. Victor Shikuku, can now better test local water quality—thanks to his new XRD 6000 diffractometer, which had been on the verge of landing in a Washington state land fill before it landed in his lab. In Chicago’s South Side, 400 middle
Pipetting is a crucial technique for any molecular biologist to master. Handheld pipettes were first introduced in the late 1950s and in 1972, the Gilson pipette was developed. To this day, Gilson is a leader in pipetting expertise. This Guide to
Aline Cresswell loves Chenin blanc. But for nearly two years, she barely drank the delicately sweet French varietal—let alone any other wine. Because before she became Quartzy’s Life Science Product Specialist, Aline spent five years in the wine
As a postdoc at Cornell University in the late 2000s, with the aid of a few collaborators and an army of undergraduates, I carried out a big experiment that I’ll call the Cornell Experiment, testing whether female Drosophila melanogaster face a
If you don’t have a lab mentor, you should find one—at least according to three former scientists here at Quartzy. To clarify, this isn’t any ole PI or boss. This is someone who will help you grow, be there for you to vet ideas, provide feedback,
Optimal RNA Purity with TRIzol®
TRIzol®-based reagents have long been considered the best method for isolating high-quality, pure RNA from cells or tissues. TRIzol® can be used as both a storage medium and extraction solution for RNA, and