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Recent Posts by Charles F. Saller, Ph.D., President & CEO

Prior to founding ABS, Dr. Saller led the biochemical team at what is now AstraZeneca that worked on the discovery of Seroquel®, one of the most successful drugs of all time both in respect to therapeutic efficacy for psychiatric disorders and market value. Dr. Saller is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Saller Rental Properties in the 1980s, which provided the capital for founding ABS in January 1990. He continues to lead ABS operations and direct its strategy. Dr. Saller has also served as the Principal Investigator or has administered more than $5 million in government grants and contracts as a founder of one other bioscience company and as advisor to others.
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New Beginnings

Next month, ABS moves to our new headquarters at 2 Reads Ways in New Castle, DE. This two-story 48,000 sq. ft. office building is renovated with completely new laboratories and building systems. It enables us to expand operations to better serve our clients’ needs.

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Five Essentials for Advancing Your Research When Using Service Providers

Services providers such as human biospecimen collection networks, cell culture scale up and banking labs, sample storage facilities, and analytical laboratories for flow cytometry, protein analysis, and histology play important roles in advancing biomedical research. If you are considering working with a service provider, there are five basic issues that are important to consider.

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16 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Cell Culture Provider

Below are 16 important questions to consider before choosing a cell culture services provider. The questions are followed by a brief description of why the question is important and ABS’ response to each question in blue.

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Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture Contamination, and Kindness

What do these topics have in common? The answer is topical and informative. The common element is that the text discussing each topic in the samples below was written using Chat GTP (https://chat.openai.com). I simply typed in a few words and the computer did the rest using artificial intelligence. The three examples are next.

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Cell Culture Outsourcing in 2023?

In 2023, financial markets are constrained. We may be on the precipice of a recession, albeit hopefully a mild one. Many organizations are limiting hiring and others are laying off personnel. Across most industries, there is a need to conserve cash. Although the demand for new therapeutics persists during economic downturns, this is a time when caution is warranted.

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The Journey and Goals for the New Year

The beginning of the year is a time for many of us to set goals for the new year. At ABS, we review last year’s goals, accomplishments, and areas for improvement. Based upon our progress, we decide on this year’s goals. We establish key performance indicators and metrics to guide us in achieving those goals.

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The final Core ABS Value that I want to discuss is Responsiveness. Responsiveness refers to how effectively and promptly we respond to the business requirements of our clients and internally to those of our coworkers.

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In this third post that discusses ABS Core Values and what they mean for ABS and our clients, I discuss Transparency. We previously discussed Excellence and Accountability. Neither of these are possible without transparency. 

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In the previous blog post, I introduced ABS’ Core Values. These values stem from our goal to be a company that performs to the highest standards for our clients over the long term. I also discussed Excellence: what it means in an operational sense, and what we do to sustain it. Excellence is not possible without Accountability, our next Core Value.

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At ABS, we are going through an exercise to clarify and evaluate our Core Values from a performance perspective. This exercise is based upon a book by Natalie Dawson, TEAMWORK How to Build a High-Performance Team. The values that we selected are meant to be actionable and drive our decisions on hiring, rewarding high-performance, and firing. They are intended to guide our individual and company performance.

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