Are BPA Alternatives Safer? New Research Takes a Look

New research conducted at the University of Florida shows that a bisphenol A (BPA) alternative for making plastics, bisphenol S (BPS), could come with its own set of health risks. After past studies revealed the widely used BPA was contaminating food and water supplies, consumers quickly searched for alternatives. Market demand for BPA-free products led...
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UPDATE: ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community

With the progression of recent events, there are a lot of questions about how it affects ICBR users. Please see below, important changes that could impact your experience at ICBR. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future. Please refer back to this page for timely updates. As always, check the UF dedicated...
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CytoFLEX LX Available at UF | ICBR Cytometry

The CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer, the first introduction to the CytoFLEX Platform, provides the performance you need in an easy to use system allowing you to focus on the science, not the instrumentation. Its superior sensitivity and resolution throughout all configurations give it the edge over other cytometry systems four times its size. All instruments in the...
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UF | ICBR: Shut Down for Academics for Black Lives

UF | ICBR will be closed on the afternoon of Friday, June 19th, starting at noon and ending at 5pm, to allow employees time to reflect on our personal actions and continue to educate ourselves about racism. These efforts are in conjunction with those of the President of the University of Florida and Academics for...
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Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Appointed Director of UF ICBR

The University of Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research recently announced the appointment of its new director, Anna-Lisa Paul, Ph.D. Dr. Paul assumed the position effective March 20, 2020. For the past year, Dr. Paul has served as ICBR’s interim director. During that time, Dr. Paul spearheaded the center’s acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and furthered...
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ICBR Contributes to First Genomic Sequence of COVID-19 in New Orleans, LA

While clinicians are working on the front lines to treat patients with COVID-19, researchers are working behind the scenes, investigating the viral life cycle and advancing new developments in therapeutics and vaccines. Critical to this research effort is determining the genetic code the virus uses for infection and propagation. UF | ICBR is doing its...
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