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  • Women in Science – Sr. Researchers and Lab Manager

    Marin Biologic – Justine Paniagua

    We are creating a series highlighting women in science. We interviewed Tania Weiss, PhD, founder of Marin Biologic Laboratories Inc. Today we talk with Laboratory Manager and Senior Research Associate, Justine Paniagua. I gravitated early on towards Molecular and Cell Biology and Immunology, and their applications for improving human health. These subjects were really exploding….

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  • Cell Toxicity/ Apoptosis/ Inhibition of Proliferation

    Marin Biologic – HUVEC Growth Inhibition

    Cell death, overt death or inhibition of growth, occurs by several mechanisms, including necrosis and programmed cell death, most notably apoptosis. Necrosis is generally caused by hostile influences outside the cell designed to kill the cell and is usually initiated by toxic attack from the outside. Apoptosis in normal organism life is caused by environmental….

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  • Marin Biologic Laboratories CEO and President Tania Weiss Ph.D.

    Marin Biologic – Tania Weiss

    Always an entrepreneur, Tania opened her first business in high school, she gave lessons in baton twirling to help train aspiring band majorettes. CEO and President Tania Weiss Ph.D. founded Marin Biologic Laboratories in 1995 to apply her enthusiasm for good scientific process to benefit her clients. Since she is good at balance and twirling,….

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  • FDA Defense – Cell Proliferation/ Toxicity/ HUVEC Assays

    Marin Biologic – HUVEC Growth Inhibition 4

    Does the FDA require you to have a bioassay for potency lot releasing testing? Do your chemists or physiologists or clinicians or marketing department want quantitative data on how your drug works? Multiple cell lines have been assayed at Marin Biologic Laboratories in proliferation/toxicology assays. Two main assays are used “Alamar blue” and “Cell Titer….

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  • What GLP Really Means

    Marin Biologic – What GLP Really Means

    In our business, GLP (good laboratory practices) is a common term. What does it really mean and what does a lab that adheres to GLP specifically have to offer? A GLP laboratory provides a validated test method using standards and requirements expected by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The goal for all qualified labs is….

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  • We Can Save the Day (or two)

    Marin Biologic – We Can Save the Day (or two)

    We take your deadlines seriously. Because of the expertise and flexibility of our team we were able to save our client a full month of calendar, getting their results to them not just on time, but weeks ahead of deadline. We received a small batch of custom source cells from a client’s provider to start….

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  • FDA Submission: All in the Preparation

    Marin Biologic – FDA Submission-All in the Preparation

    In our business, GLP (good laboratory practices) is a common term. What does it really mean and what does a lab that adheres to GLP specifically have to offer? A GLP laboratory provides a validated test method using standards and requirements expected by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The goal for all qualified labs is….

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  • Why not just buy a Kit?

    Marin Biologic – Why not just buy a Kit?

    Some assays can be done with kits. Many assays can not. To really get the very best results for the assay, many companies choose to invest in a third party laboratory for the most thorough and comprehensive assay they can achieve. Kit vendors will often quote precision and accuracy. Those results will only be found….

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