Research & Development Awards 2023

12 | Acquisition International, Research & Development Awards 2023 Research Institute Product Engineers of the Year 2023 – Germany Homogenization offers a wide variety of benefits that span across many industries and developments. It is down to the years of experience that have gone into the equipment we use and the research that can come of it. Looking to a fierce contender in the industry, isobiotec, we can see that the homogenization equipment is much more than it seems to an outsider. Contact: Christine Etri Company: isobiotec Web Address: “isobiotec cell homogenizer is engineered to a high standard of precision. It breaks and homogenizes cells gently by using two disposable syringes, cells are passed repeatedly through a bore in a stainless steel block that contains a tungsten carbide ball. Since the diameter of the balls is not much smaller than the diameter of the bore, the cells are forced through narrow passage that breaks them up. isobiotec cell homogenizer is the smallest cell homogenizer on the market.” Homogenization is a process in which two immiscible liquids may be converted into an emulsion. One of the most well-known processes of homogenization is the production and processing of milk. As the fat from milk normally separates from the water content, it is imperative for our homogenization process to be successful. However, a homogenizer may be used for more urgent, life-saving processes such as medical research and more advanced medical treatments. As we continue to scientifically evolve, it is imperative that this kind of equipment exists – so that we can achieve more with every treatment. Homogenizers be used to lyse cells – meaning scientists can breach the cell membrane/wall to expose intracellular contents, and other cellular constituents as a free suspension of intact individual components. With this necessary process, scientists can also make biological samples for experimentation and research purposes. “Liquid homogenization is the most widely used cell disruption technique, especially with small volumes and cultured cells. In this method, cells are lysed by the action of being forced through a small space, which acts to shear the cell membranes.” This can be said for cells such as brain, lung, lymphoma, neuroblastoma cells, and much more. By homogenizing these cells scientists can produce research that will inevitably advance us scientifically, helping us to create better medical treatments. Not only can we reduce tumor cells or pathogens, but we can reduce particle size of chemicals so as to create medication of consumable size, without losing potency. During homogenization, many samples can be reduced to nanometre-sized particles – consistently supplying us with the right dose of medication. This truly aids our research in the field of science and medicine. With over 40 years of experience in precision engineering, isobiotec has developed the oligonucleotide synthesizer and DNA sequencer to provide only the very best to its clients and the field of research. Now, as a holder of a European patent within its latest design, isobiotec ensures that research can be carried out in a successful manner. Its cell homogenizer has a tiny volume which makes the device efficient when dealing with small samples. The device provides minimal loss of material. It comes with a wide range of tungsten carbide balls as part of the basic kit. The cell homogenizer is the result of its devotion to maintaining the leading edge through research development and close cooperation with international Universities and Research Institutes. Its clients include many organizations throughout the world, and, on a global scale, it has become a fine source of equipment that is deeply rooted in experience and knowledge. As Research Institute Product Engineers of the Year 2023, Germany, isobiotec’s invaluable work has not gone unrecognised. Winning Best Research Institute Product Engineers – Germany last year, isobiotec is continually impressing us with its dedication to its products, and the medical industry. Jul23293