April is National Inventor’s Month, and we wanted to give a shoutout to historical inventors that had a hand in creating the technologies we use every day in our manufacturing and tissue processing lab. Advances in science are incredibly interconnected, requiring the use of materials and equipment from multiple fields with diverse contributors and inventors.
There is a growing trend among biomedical researchers to interrogate biological structures and biomolecular information in three-dimensional volumes rather than in thin slices. This is particularly the case for neuroscientists looking to spatially map the interactions between the hundreds of unique cell types in the mammalian brain.
Breathtaking progress in life sciences has brought us innovations such as high-throughput and individually-affordable genomic sequencing as well as next-generation flow cytometry that can phenotype dissociated cells for their expression of dozens of markers simultaneously.