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What Oligos Mean for Medical Research

December 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Medical research is an expensive endeavor, and results can sometimes produce more questions than answers. Costs are also spread out over several months or years, the time it takes to conduct the test. It can be difficult to use live test subjects for a number of reasons, like the costs of having them come to the facility for testing. A synthetic nucleotide/polynucleotide can solve many of these challenges effectively.

Precise Testing

When a researcher wants to study how a disease reacts with certain chemicals, he or she needs a specific strand of DNA in bulk. This is far more efficient than waiting for live patients, especially in times of crisis when there is a growing demand for vaccines. Poly c, for instance, is known to interact with macrophages and dendritic cells. As a result, it’s widely used in research involving the human immune system.

Bulk Availability and Costs

Not only is it difficult to find patients that exhibit the symptoms scientists want to test for, it can be expensive to provide a facility to perform the testing. It’s far easier to use oligos that exhibit the traits one needs for the research. Even polymers can be too expensive, and time consuming to produce, to make research feasible in all but certain circumstances.

Quality oligos also make a big difference on expensive projects. Oligos orders are the cheapest aspect of a project, but impure oligos can cause a substandard reaction. Reducing costs means getting the experiment right the first time.

Bio: The Midland Certified Reagent Company manufactures oligos used in scientific and medical research, such as poly I, poly dT, poly dC and poly dA oligos. To order oligos for your research institute, contact The Midland Certified Reagent Company online.

How GPU works in Aircrafts

December 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Start Pac

 

Generally, most starter motors and generators operate on turbine engines that work alongwith 30 volts without causing any damage. The highest amount of amperage draw is felt at the moment when the starter is activated. The amperage figure could climb up to 1000 amps on certain gas turbine start up engines.

 

As the startup continues, requirements in terms of amperage drop down throughout the activation cycle. A battery would need to be in good state by this time in order to minimize a voltage drop as a considerable load is applied during the start up. Usually as a load is applied to a battery, the voltage would tend to drop if the load is increased. In order to effectively start turbines, the voltage drop would need to be kept to a minimum.

 

Lower battery voltage levels will exude a lesser amount of amperage. Certain starter motors might even pull batteries down to 15 volts at the first phase during the activation of start up. Most engines manufacturers would recommend a volt of around 28.5 at start if this is available in order to limit any voltage drop to a minimum.

 

In order to achieve this, external ground power units (GPU) are used. In this particular case, it can be beneficial to the turbine engine as 20% of the energy is sent to the starter motor which makes the start more rapid and generates less heat. This increases the turbine life.

 

Start Pac is a company specializing in starting and ground power units. Some of their products offerings also include portable battery packs and aircraft maintenance equipment.

How GPU works in Aircrafts

December 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Start Pac

Generally, most starter motors and generators operate on turbine engines that work alongwith 30 volts without causing any damage. The highest amount of amperage draw is felt at the moment when the starter is activated. The amperage figure could climb up to 1000 amps on certain gas turbine start up engines.

As the startup continues, requirements in terms of amperage drop down throughout the activation cycle. A battery would need to be in good state by this time in order to minimize a voltage drop as a considerable load is applied during the start up. Usually as a load is applied to a battery, the voltage would tend to drop if the load is increased. In order to effectively start turbines, the voltage drop would need to be kept to a minimum.

Lower battery voltage levels will exude a lesser amount of amperage. Certain starter motors might even pull batteries down to 15 volts at the first phase during the activation of start up. Most engines manufacturers would recommend a volt of around 28.5 at start if this is available in order to limit any voltage drop to a minimum.

In order to achieve this, external ground power units (GPU) are used. In this particular case, it can be beneficial to the turbine engine as 20% of the energy is sent to the starter motor which makes the start more rapid and generates less heat. This increases the turbine life.

Start Pac is a company specializing in starting and ground power units. Some of their products offerings also include portable battery packs and aircraft maintenance equipment.

How Age and Gender Impact Mobile Advertising

December 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mobile marketing requires marketers to guess not only at a user’s intent, but where he or she may be located and what he or she may be doing as well. Mobile users are motivated buyers who are utilizing their phones to comparison shop and find new locations to shop and entertain themselves. Of course, interest and location are not the only factors in mobile marketing, and it’s important to know what qualities your audience may possess that would help you reach them more effectively.

The Age Effect

The more you know about your target market’s age group, the better your chances of marketing to them successfully on a mobile device. People under 30 generally tend to utilize their cell phones to comparison shop while they are on the go. That also means lots of location-based searches, allowing you to target on a hyper-local level. People over the 30 year old age group tend to have made their decisions before leaving the home, but you can still suggestion sell them on something cheaper or closer. You have to know how your age group will respond to your ads, and it may benefit you to run test groups for each segment.

The Gender Factor

Men and women are both using their smartphones to shop, but how they shop generally varies greatly by gender and individual. We are not to a point where we can pinpoint users, yet, but we can take some general knowledge on how each gender shops to try and increase conversions. As you evaluate your products, ask yourself if men or women are the most likely consumers for your product. You can even test your assumptions with social media, performing some quick searches about your product to see who is involved in the discussion.

Bio: Ted Dhanik is the CEO of engage:BDR, an ad company based out of Los Angles, California. Ted Dhanik has helped grow brands using display advertising Ted Dhanik is available to help you grow your leads at engage:BDR.

How a Ground Power Unit Works

December 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: StartPac

Airplanes are grounded for minutes, sometimes hours at a time. The planes are shut off during this time to allow crews to perform diagnostics, and for the admission of passengers. As you sit down on the plane, you’ll notice lights come on and various mechanical noises come from the cabin. This is the normal sound of the airplane receiving a jumpstart and whirring to life. A ground power unit is needed to complete this procedure, giving the engines the spark they need to jolt to life.

Turbine Systems

Jet engines run on a system of turbines, where air is forced through to create spinning. The force of the air creates the spin, so much power is needed to lift the jet off the ground. The engines will provide this power, but they need the initial jump to begin spinning and forcing air through. That’s where turbine starting units come into play.

These units are typically portable, mounted to trailers and dragged across the tarmac. They may be mounted to the ground as well. They have a connector that fits into any standard plane, so one power unit can typically service an entire fleet of planes just based on connection type. However, these units have charges and fuel levels of their own. It’s not uncommon to find several hundred of these units in a major commercial airport for efficiency’s sake.

Power in Airplanes

Cars run on batteries, and they are charged as you drive. The battery holds enough of a charge to turn the engine over, then your car does the rest of the charging itself as you move. Planes don’t work like that.

Planes use an auxiliary power unit to power the rest of their system, so you can think of jumpstarting a plan as something you do in phases. The first step is hooking the APU up to the ground unit, then the APU is fired up. That energy is then used to power the remaining flight systems and get the plane ready for take off. An APU is like turning the key halfway on a car. The plan can perform most of its cabin functions, like AC or lighting, but doesn’t have the juice to take off.

Final Thoughts

An airplane starting unit has to meet specific criteria before it can be used on a commercial aircraft. New guidelines demand charging units that have a starting range of up to 43,000 feet, which is related to the altitude where a plane might receive a jump.

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