Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

Global Biotechnology Instrumentation Market to Reach US$5.8 Billion

San Francisco Chronicle
Biotechnology Instrumentation sector continues to display healthy growth supported by biotech research expansion in pharmaceutical operations, forensics, agriculture environmental monitoring, and animal husbandry sectors. Demand for faster and economical ways to produce drugs for the pharmaceutical industry, proteomics, genomics, functional genomics and combinatorial chemistry have led to the advancements of bioinstrumentation in recent years. The use of bioinstrumentation techniques has become simple and more accessible. The routine biological tests in forensic laboratories and food technology facilities are performed by instruments such as off-the-shelf kits of PCR primers, automated analytical equipment, and automated synthesizers.

‘A Joy to Be Free’

New York Post
During his 30 years in prison, Cornelius Dupree Jr. twice rejected his chance for freedom because an admission of guilt for rape and robbery was the price of parole. “Whatever your truth is, you have to stick with it,” Mr. Dupree explained this month after a Texas judge exonerated him of the 1979 crime on the basis of DNA evidence kept in long-term county storage.

Legal fireworks open the fourth day of testimony in Betsy McDaniel murder trial

NOLA New Orleans
Argument in the fourth day of testimony in the trial of an Algiers man accused in the death of a popular Mid-City restaurant owner two years ago started this morning even before one attorney finished emptying the files from his brief case.

CM lays foundation-stone of Forensic Lab at Mandi

Northern Voices Online New Delhi
New Delhi: Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister today laid foundation-stone of Regional Forensic Sciences Lab, at Bhiuli, Mandi, estimated to cost of Rs. 1.75 crore.