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7 Features for Finding Antibodies Faster on BenchSci

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Sep 14, 2017 5:55:06 PM

Built by a team of scientists, BenchSci was developed with one thing in mind: to help you quickly and easily identify published data that support the use of antibodies.

But did you know you can do much more than that?

In this article, I want to highlight 7 features of BenchSci to maximize your search.

Let's begin!

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Topics: Research Tips, BenchSci Features

Reproducible Research: What the Experts Say About Antibody Validation

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Sep 10, 2017 7:29:51 PM

Ever been frustrated failing to reproduce a key study? Well, unfortunately you’re not alone. In fact, a recent Nature survey found that approximately 50% of biomedical researchers were unable to reproduce their own, or someone else’s, findings. Research antibodies, in particular, contribute much to this irreproducibility.

To address this "reproducibility crisis" in biomedical research, we hosted a symposium at the University of Toronto on Aug 16, 2017, bringing together key opinion leaders and the biomedical research community to discuss how to ensure more reproducible research. A common subject speakers addressed was the importance of antibody validation.

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Topics: Reproducibility

Antibody Search Engines: What Are Your Options?

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Aug 31, 2017 2:11:43 PM

If you’re a biomedical research scientist, chances are you have a unique personal story about using antibodies. Not only are research antibodies one of the most commonly used research reagents (88% of scientists, to be exact), they also play a crucial role in the reproducibility of any groundbreaking research findings.

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Topics: Research Tips

Why I started BenchSci: Dr. Tom Leung at HIT Unconference

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Feb 6, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The idea of BenchSci originated from one person, Dr. Thomas Leung, BenchSci’s Chief Scientist. Read on to find out why he started BenchSci and what he has learned:

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Topics: BenchSci Blurb

How to make the most out of BenchSci

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Feb 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM

At BenchSci, our goal is to help fellow scientists achieve biomedical discoveries faster.

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Topics: Updates

From the Bench to Business: 5 Things I've Learned So Far

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Nov 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Towards the end of my PhD study, it became clear to me that I want to pursue a career outside of academia. This was largely due to the recent crisis on research funding in Canada. I started exploring various job opportunities that are known to be available to life sciences PhD graduates, including Medical Science Liaisons, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Associates, and Management Consulting. However, like the very nature of scientific discovery itself, I stumbled upon a career path that I never expected: entrepreneurship.

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Topics: BenchSci Blurb

BenchSci Partners with Abgent, a Leading Antibody Manufacturer!

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Nov 3, 2016 4:27:00 PM

We are proud to announce our first vendor partnership, Abgent, a global antibody manufacturer with more than 65,000 products.

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Topics: Updates

Benchsci's First National Media Coverage

Posted by Maurice Shen, PhD. on Oct 6, 2016 4:30:00 PM

We are thrilled to be covered in The Globe and Mail as one of the Canadian startups that make biomedical research faster, cheaper, and more accurate.

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Topics: Updates, Media Coverage