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Articles by Paul Held

Modular & Flexible

by Dean Mulyk,Paul Held
Automated biological testing can take on many forms, ranging from individual instruments performing a single task to large, room-sized, custom-robotic systems capable of automating very complex tasks. In between these two extremes are simple modular automated systems designed to automate a select series of tasks necessary for a specific assay technology.

Dangers of Mycoplasma in Cell-Based Assays

by Paul Held
While other common types of contamination are usually quickly identified and/or treated, mycoplasma contamination often provides no clear symptoms but can wreak havok on assay results.