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Laboratory Focus July 2010

Laboratory Focus is Canada's leading editorial-based lab publication. Providing readers with the latest technology updates through application and tech notes, as well as covering new products and trends in laboratories across Canada.

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PHARMACEUTICAL CLINICAL CHEMICAL FOOD w w w. b i o s c i e n c e w o r l d . c a Protein LoBind Influence of vessel surface on the recovery rate of proteins Page 8 ENVIRONMENT JULY 2010 Volume 14, Number 4 The right analytical technique to meet your biomolecule needs: A basic primer Page 12 R&D News.......................... 1 Appointments..................... 6 Pharma Notes..................... 7 New Products................... 14 Calendar........................... 17 Career Spotlight............... 18 TEAM ONTARIO WINS BEST IN FAIR AT CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR Youth Science Ontario's Executive Director, Carolyn Rayfield, with Canada-Wide Science Fair Platinum winners, Justin Whitaker, Sandro Young, and Mikaela Preston. Team Ontario led the pack, bringing home the Encana Platinum Awards for Best Junior, Intermediate and Senior Projects, 13 Golds , 19 Silvers, 20 Bronzes and 22 Honourable Mentions. Nearly 500 students in grades seven to 12 from across the country, along with 250 chaperones, provincial and national organization representatives, and approximately 625 judges and volunteers converged on Trent University in Peterborough, ON for the 2010 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Canada-Wide Science Fair. The nine day annual event brought together winners from over 100 Regional Science Fairs across Canada to compete for national honours. More than 300 awards, scholarships and prizes totaling nearly $1 million was awarded to finalists competing in a field of young Canadian scientists. Members of Team Ontario took many of the highest honours including Best in Fair, Platinum Awards in each of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, along with 13 Gold Awards. Honourary chair of the 2010 CWSF, renowned space scientist, neurologist, author, astronaut, photographer, and former Trent University chancellor, Dr. Roberta Bondar, along with local dignitaries including Trent University president Dr. Steven E. Franklin, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro, MPP Jeff Leal, Mayor Paul Ayotte, and Curve Lake First Nations Chief Keith Knott, got things started with the Opening Ceremonies. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards were handed out in nine divisions that included: Automotive, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Computing & Information Technology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Innovation, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical & Mathematical Sciences. An important goal of the event is to promote youth education as well as the passion and enthusiasm of science, and shine the spotlight on the next generation of innovators. This year marked the 49th anniversary for the event, the largest ever, organizers said.

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