For any medication sold over the counter of your local drugstore to the medication you are prescribed, you can bet that all of those drugs are approved by the U.S. federal food and drugs administration (FDA). "The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and the security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation" (FDA). Providing federal guidelines for almost everything consumed, medication is but one spectrum of what the FDA regulates.
Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) is a globular protein extracted from cow’s blood. Due to its low-cost, stability and availability, BSA is widely used as a protein concentration standard.
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SPRITAM, developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, recently became the first FDA approved drug to be manufactured through 3D printing. Unlike other antiepileptic drugs, which can be difficult for patients to swallow, the highly porous structure of SPRITAM allows it to quickly dissolve when taken with a sip of water. Additionally, the 3D printed structure allows for higher dosages of medication to be delivered in a single pill.
Intrinsic viscosity is an important tool in the fields of polymer and protein research. Intrinsic viscosity allows for determination of molecular weight and size more reliably than dynamic light scattering. Small sample m-VROC™ viscometer is an ideal tool to measure intrinsic viscosity of samples. The high accuracy, low sample volume requirements, and high speed of measurement ensure that data collection is fast, simple, and accurate.