High Content Screening: Science, Techniques and Applications

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  • Published: Feb 1, 2008
  • Author: Steven A. Haney
  • ISBN: 978-0-470039-99-1
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Extent: 448 pages
  • Click here to buy the book
  • Channels: Laboratory Informatics / Detectors / Gas Chromatography / HPLC / Sample Preparation / Ion Chromatography / Electrophoresis / Proteomics & Genomics / MRI Spectroscopy / Base Peak / Proteomics / Atomic / Infrared Spectroscopy / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / X-ray Spectrometry / NMR Knowledge Base / Chemometrics & Informatics / Raman
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The authoritative reference on HCS in biological and pharmaceutical research

High Content Screening (HCS) has been a leading methodology in toxicology studies for years. Recent advances have broadened the range of applications to encompass new areas. High Content Screening: Science, Techniques, and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of HCS in four sections:
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The basics of HCS, from the definition to detailed discussions of component technologies
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Examples of HCS used in biological applications and early drug discovery, with an emphasis on applications in oncology and neuroscience
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The use of HCS across the drug development pipeline
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Data management, data analysis, and systems biology, with guidelines for using the large datasets generated by HCS in systems-level studies

With chapters contributed by leading authorities from academia and industry, this guide covers:
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A wide range of topics, including assay development, cell culture, image processing, robotics, database architecture and management, model systems for analysis, and more
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Focused discussions on imaging in 3D, imaging of tissues for pharmacodynamic studies, and screening of both small molecule and RNAi libraries by HCS
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The roles of bench researchers and IT personnel in implementing and maintaining HCS platforms
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The challenges and advantages of using HCS today, and a look at future directions

With eighty-seven detailed figures readers can refer to in full color on the accompanying CD-ROM, this is the premier, hands-on reference on HCS for researchers in academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies. It's also an excellent resource for lab managers and graduate students in biochemistry, cell biology, toxicology, and related fields.

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