August 13, 2012
1DegreeBio Inc. today launched its Stem Cell Portal, where stem cell researchers can find antibodies and product data specific to their research. The portal also provides a venue where scientists can read and submit reviews of these products, and see quality ratings from the community. The portal is the second in a series of 1DegreeBio portals targeted at specific research areas which will be released in the coming year, and follows the June launch of the 1DegreeBio Epigenetics Portal.
1DegreeBio is the largest independent review website for custom research services, antibodies and related life science products.
“Stem cells are an extremely promising avenue in medical research, with new breakthroughs every day,” said Alex Hodgson, Managing Director, 1DegreeBio. “1DegreeBio is excited to provide a free, specialized resource to support stem cell researchers, and help them find the best products for their work.”
Commercial antibodies are often an essential component in stem cell research, but inconsistency in antibody quality often slows the research process. The new 1DegreeBio Stem Cell Portal is designed to address this issue, as researchers can find validation data and community reviews of stem cell antibodies, helping them identify the right product for their experiments.
“The commercial outcomes from large tax-payer investments in stem cell research are increasing steadily,” says Dr. Rahul Sarugaser, Director of Business Development for the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. “Open-access resources like the 1DegreeBio Stem Cell Portal provide great support for this rapidly-growing field.”
Stem cell research has implications for a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as cancer, spinal cord injury, heart disease and diabetes.
“It is critical that scientists have the right tools to keep pushing our research forward efficiently,” said Dr. Geneve Awong, a stem cell researcher at the University Health Network in Toronto and 1DegreeBio user. “The 1DegreeBio Stem Cell Portal is an excellent resource that helps make that possible.”
About 1DegreeBio Inc.
1DegreeBio.org is an independent product and service review site for life scientists, featuring the world’s largest antibody database. Listing more than 800,000 products and services from 400 providers, 1DegreeBio has all the information researchers need to find the right products and services for their research, including quality validation data, citations, user reviews and ratings. http://1degreebio.org
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