Takara Bio releases iPS cell-derived pancreatic ß-cells

The cells induced through endoderm differentiation in vitro from human iPS cells are marketed as Cellartis hiPS Beta Cells for 200.000 Yen per kit. They produce insulin, C- peptide, and express mature pancreatic β cell markers such as MAFA. They keep glucose or...

Toray develops nanoalloy”, a designer polyamide”

The new slide-ring polymer is based on polyrotaxanes, ring-shaped molecules which are penetrated by string-like molecules having structures such as rosary and necklaces. The resulting polymer has a 6 times improved breakage stability and a 20 times improved bending...