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Norgen scientist wearing PPE observing saliva sample
Nikola Breberina
Sep 13, 2022

A human mouth contains over 20 billion bacteria that reproduce roughly every five hours. That means if someone doesn’t brush their teeth for 24 hours, they will have over 100 billion bacteria living in their mouth!

 4 min read
Norgen scientist observing 50 cc urine collection and preservation device
Nikola Breberina
Aug 22, 2022

Preservation of urine samples is a hot topic, as many experiments involve collection of urine at an ancillary site and transportation or storage before it can be processed in the lab

 4 min read
cross section of plum with plum pox virus (PPV)
The Norgen Team
Jul 11, 2022

Plum pox is a devastating viral disease that threatens Niagara’s stone fruit industry. The disease is caused by the plum pox virus (PPV) of the genus Potyvirus. Plants that are susceptible to PPV include peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots.

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Norgen scientist in the lab holding fecal sample in centrifuge tube
Sohaib Siddiqui
May 13, 2022

Don't look now, but you're outnumbered by a factor of more than 10 to 1. You might not know it, but your body is basically an apartment building for a wide variety of microbes.

 7 min read
fecal sample in centrifuge tube
Lea Milkin
May 03, 2022

In recent times, microbiome studies have rapidly increased in popularity, ranging in application from cancer to weight loss...

 4 min read
3 Norgen scientists observing plasma/serum sample
Regan Bak
Apr 26, 2022

You are finally ready to start a new experiment with plasma or serum – congratulations! But what kind of data should you be expecting?

 5 min read
x-ray of human chest
Nikola Breberina
Mar 25, 2022

Did you know that Infections caused by bacteria remain one of the leading causes of death in lower-middle-income countries?

 3 min read
Norgen scientist in the laboratory
Iva Laska
Mar 09, 2022

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of the blood that develops in the plasma cells in bone marrow. Plasma cells assist the immune system by producing antibody proteins as a  response to bacterial infections. 

 8 min read
black and white family photograph with the grandmother in the center of frame in full colour
Zak Mason
Feb 09, 2022

Exosomes are a relatively recent discovery in medical history, having only been discovered independently in 1983. Six years before their discovery...

 7 min read
crime scene investigator in full PPE swabbing blood from a hammer
Zak Mason
Jan 24, 2022

Often, forensic investigators arrive at a crime scene after things have been sitting for a while. This usually means...

 6 min read
excavator loading a dump truck at a copper mine
Zak Mason
Dec 17, 2021

When the average person says the words "heavy metal", they're probably referring to the genre of music with massive pyrotechnics, loud drums, and vocals that sound like a bag of angry cats.

Hamilton Vantage automation system
Mohamed Mahrouse
Oct 28, 2021

Are you fed up with the amount of samples you need to process manually? Need a solution to improve both your workflow efficiency and scalability? Look no further.

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