minicell


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minicell

a bacterial ‘CELL’ that lacks a CHROMOSOME. It is formed from a MUTANT cell in which CELL DIVISION is aberrant, such that the SEPTUM forms towards one end of the cell, generating a small cell (‘minicell’) which has no chromosomal DNA. Minicells do not grow after they have formed, but they can be used to provide experimental TRANSCRIPTION and TRANSLATION systems if infected with DNA.
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The cancer cell then swallows the entire minicell," said Brahmbhatt.
Lucent will utilize Andrew amplifiers in its TDMA PCS Minicell systems solutions.
a leading provider of smart antenna systems for cellular operators, today announced the immediate availability of a new version of its SpotLight (R) 2000 system for the 850 CDMA Compact Minicell base station from Lucent(R) Technologies.
More than 300,000 subscribers in the Kyungnam and Kyungbuk areas are enjoying the quality network based on Lucent's 5ESS(R) Switch-based Mobile Switching Centers and CDMA PCS minicell base stations.
The infrastructure equipment includes mobile switching centers, new TDMA PCS Minicell base stations with ACELP (Algebraic Code Excited Linear Predictive) voice coders, which significantly improve voice quality.
The digital interface options and the integration with Natural MicroSystems product line offer us exciting possibilities as we extend the capabilities of our product, the MiniCell Base Station(tm), and as we build new products over the next few years.
With CDPD deployment and usage increasing, there is an increasing need for providing minicell and microcell coverage.
The minicells are able to package, target and deliver a wide range of biologically active compounds including protein toxins, small molecule drugs, RNAi, plasmids and peptides to target cells.
According to the terms of the agreement, Lucent will provide Mobile Switching Centers based on the 5ESS(r) Switch platform, PCS Minicells, and the GALAXY Power System 4848 and Unigy(r) II batteries.
He said that these "biobots" - or minicells - could create the kind of microscopic features needed on microprocessors, or gene chips, used to test for millions of specific DNA sequences at once, reports New Scientist.
Patent Advances Use of Minicells as Novel Vaccine Delivery Vehicle
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