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Our blog hosts articles on innovative research tools that we have discovered in scientific publications, and that we really like. We want to point out these life science tools because we believe they can change some research practices. We share them with courtesy and respect. We have no connection with the researchers who invented them.

Posts are written by our team or by researchers who are interested in innovative tools for their own research practice. We thank them warmly here for agreeing to share their points of view on our blog.


Microfluidics to recreate a physiological neuronal network

This tool allows not only the modelling of pathological networks, as found in Huntington’s disease, but also the cellular compartmentalization to decipher the molecular mechanisms (...)

  by Hélène Vitet, April 2022

Ultrabright Terbium Nanoparticles 

Fluorescent particles that are brighter than quantum dots while having room for functionnalization. These next generation probes may find use both for in-vitro detection and fluorescence Imaging.

  by Aurélien Pasturel, March 2021

LED-optimized photoinitiators

Typically, photo-initiators are molecules which, upon UV irradiation, can trigger chemical reactions. Yet, this new class of photo-initiators can be activated by blue light instead. This makes them well suited for LED illumination.

  by Aurélien Pasturel, March 2021

WRAP Peptides: CPP

Cell Penetrating Peptides are 15-aminoacid-long molecules that WRAP'n ROLL around nucleic acids to form nanoparticles. Those nanoparticles can easily penetrate the cells and deliver their precious genetic construct or SiRNA.

  by Aurélien Pasturel, January 2021

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Bodipys as Fluorescent Molecular Rotors

  Presented by Nicolas Duchemin, April 2021

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