Message from CEO

Dear Friends,

Warm Welcome to all patrons to our latest "Lab to Tab™" newsletter published in this monsoon, June 2018. HiMedia have been a fountain of innovation, creativity and technological advances and I am proud to say, my team plans to continue this heritage of leadership in the markets we serve and in the various communities where we live and work. We have many promising novel products in our R & D pipeline and new features in our "Lab to Tab™" issue and some message to take with.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) - The Wonder Cells!

Stem cells are cells in the body that cannot only self-replicate but can also differentiate into various tissue and organ types. Mesenchymal Stem Cells are 'Multipotent Stem Cells', meaning they can produce more than one type of specialized cells of the body, but not all types. MSCs can differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, tenocytes, skeletal myocytes, and cells of the visceral mesoderm. In recent years, private and public stem cell banking from the umbilical cord has gained popularity in India. The youngest and most primitive MSCs can be obtained from umbilical cord tissue, namely Wharton’s jelly and used for the treatment of various diseases.

The stem cell platform from HiMedia is a One Point Solution (OPS) for Mesenchymal Stem Cell applications in India, thus contributing to the growth of global Mesenchymal Stem Cell industry.

Nucleic Acid Extraction

Anything we eat, use or the clothes we wear are directly or indirectly derived from plant sources. That’s the reason research on plant’s gene sequence and its function, is very crucial and for that nucleic acid extraction is very vital and mandatory step. However, due to the presence of high levels of polysaccharides, pigments, chemical heterogeneity of secondary metabolites, oxidizable quinones and other substances in various plants species, it is always difficult to isolate high quality DNA from plants. HiMedia with extensive research and optimization have developed innovative column based extraction kits to give very high yield and pure DNA. For example HiMedia’s HiPura™ SuperPlant DNA Purification Kit, is the best option and well-suited to isolate DNA from all the plants having high phenolic compounds and also help us to avoid usage of harmful chemicals to obtain high yield.

Anti-Microbial Resistance

The resistance among various microbial species (infectious agents) to different antimicrobial drugs has emerged as a cause of public health threat all over the world at horrifying rate. Almost all the capable infecting agents (e.g. bacteria, fungi, virus, and parasite) have generated high levels of multidrug resistance (MDR) with enhanced morbidity and mortality; thus, they are referred to as "super bugs" that are resistant to several types of antibiotics. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability, and even death. HiMedia Laboratories have a wide range of resistance detection systems such antibiotic discs of particular antibiotic per disc, gradiently loaded antibiotic Ezy MIC™ Strips and selective and differential media etc.

My R & D team at HiMedia keenly supports scientists to understand different arenas of BioSciences like Microbiology, Animal Cell Culture, Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology which are essential aspects of our lives, its evolution, and its future. We give them the power to imagine and to execute those ideas into inventions and theories of life.

Enjoy more about these in the articles ahead and write to us at info@himedialabs.com or techhelp@himedialabs.com