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Submit Your Pictures and Enter to Win $100 in Cash

Allele Biotech is holding another fun contest to give back to our loyal supporters and everyone has the chance to win $100 in cash! We are looking for interesting and relevant pictures, illustrations, and computer generated art that pertains to any Allele Biotech Product or service to replace the flashes on our homepage. If it is chosen to be used we will give you $100 cash!

Check out our technical data sheets, read our past blogs, and even use your own lab experience and impressions with Allele Biotech Products to come up with your entry. There are over 1000 products to choose from so everyone should have lots of inspiration!

All you have to do to enter is submit your picture to our facebook inbox! The picture has to be of your own creation and/or one to which you own exclusive rights. Response time and prizes will take about a week.

Let your creative juices flow and you could get $100 in return. Your picture could be funny, serious, or even super nerdy!

Used to promote our Sapphire(TM) Baculovirus Expression Service

Used to promote our Sapphire(TM) Baculovirus Expression Service

All photos, illustrations, and computer generated graphics (aka. “the picture”) submitted must be lawfully owned by entrants who submitted them. Pictures that are not chosen will not be used in any way by Allele Biotech. Winners may collect their prize via cash, check, or a one-time Allele credit of $100 good toward any Allele Biotech purchase. Allele Biotech has full rights to pictures selected for use in Allele advertising and winners must forfeit any future rights to the picture. Contest to run indefinitely and to be terminated at any time.

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Francis Collins On the Job

Dr. Collins did a town hall meeting style announcement his first day as NIH Director on Aug 17th, 2009. He laid out his view for the NIH: more funding (good), encouraging young scientists (good, average age for first own funding for US biologist is 42, not good), and staying open in communication with society it is serving.

The NIH has $30.9 billion budget for 09 and 2010 thanks to the stimulus addition of $10 billion/year. However, it will feel dried up after two years if the budget plan remains as is. The Obama administration does not seem to want increase the basic research but instead focus more on health care management.

Collins is a well admired director and established scientist. However, it may be a little concerning that he might be too much into “big science” and organized efforts. I don’t know what they teach in graduate classes now but from what I was told 20 years ago curiosity-driven science is the best science and that was what got the US to the dominant leadership in biomedical fields.

Talking about nurturing young scientists, big programs and big labs controlling most grants by proposing big science seem trendy these days. The fight to become one of the big guys in a small, crowded field is a really daunting path for young researchers to tread. The big guys have the say from publication to funding and often times the unpleasant thought and bitter taste of competing against a scientific juggernaut turn young researchers away.

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Allele’s Online Community

Allele Biotech’s participation in social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace has been successful over the past few months! We initiated contact with our customers via these websites not only to provide an easy way to let people know about our newest products and promotions but, most importantly, to ensure better customer service through an easily accessible forum for questions, comments, and yes, even criticisms. We are not like those other companies that are so large that your business and opinions do not matter to us. We at Allele Biotech need and appreciate our customers and reward your patronage and participation in these social networking forums with special promotions and customer service that really lets you know we value your online community membership. Your research goals are our research goals!

Several times a week our tweets will inform you about great deals like FREE SHIPPING on select products ordered within a specific time frame.

Our regular blogs found on all three of our sites are used to converse on a variety of topics from SBIR grants to fluorescent proteins to skin care!

On facebook and myspace you can submit technical questions on protocol or products and receive SAME DAY answers; you may also send comments and suggestions for improvement which will be seen by our head scientist and executives. Your opinion counts at Allele! We began this networking concept as not only a way to better reach our customers but, more importantly, as a way for them to better reach us.

Become a friend, fan, or follower to any one of the sites today and receive a $30 discount off your next order!

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Allele Biotech’s Box Swap Program

Allele Biotech has a special, money saving offer for you if are located in any of the following San Diego zip codes:

92014
92037
92111
92117
92120
92121
92122
92129
92130
92145

Allele Biotech’s Box Swap Program will give you cash or credit for good condition styrofoam boxes that are greater than 9 x 9 x 9 inches. Our goal is to help eliminate waste while saving you money by reusing your accumulating, unwanted styrofoam boxes. If you are located in any of the previously mentioned zip codes, give us a call and we will come to your facility at remove the unwanted boxes at no charge!

We are encouraging all types of companies to take part in this endeavor. If you are a biotech company or a loyal Allele customer you may redeem your syrofoam for credit that can be applied toward any Allele Biotech order. If you are a company that has no need for biological research reagents then you may redeem your boxes for cash!

Everyone wins with Allele’s Box Swap Program. So free up some space, eliminate waste, and earn money all with just one phone call! 858-587-6645

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Happy Earth Day from Allele Biotech

It is Earth Day today and Allele Biotech wants to contribute to this important occasion by reminding us all of the things we can do as bench biologists to save our planet everyday.

The first and easiest thing everyone can do is to turn off lights, lab equipment, and office electronics at the end of the day or when not in use. Leaving a computer on overnight to avoid the painful two minute booting in the morning can cost up to $80 extra dollars in energy per computer per year! We are all guilty of squandering our energy and this is the cheapest and easiest way to significantly cut waste. Additionally, Allele can help cut electrical energy costs in your lab by supplying our compact, low energy, low cost laboratory equipment.

Second, if you work in a San Diego laboratory you can help the environment by purchasing laboratory supplies from a local company like Allele Biotech! Enable Green Thinking in your laboratory by purchasing locally and reducing greenhouse gasses and fuel use that would otherwise be generated from ordering from distant companies. Allele Biotech has 1000’s of products to choose from at low costs.

Third way to better our Earth (Allele’s Favorite) is recycling. We always reuse what we can and recycle what we cannot. It has been our longtime policy to collect boxes from other companies for recycling or repackaging. If you are a San Diego company that has extra Styrofoam boxes we will gladly pick them up and even pay you cash to take them off your hands!

Fourth, and very important, is to eliminate biowaste. As bench biologists, we have the power to do this by discerning what we throw away in the lab trash, especially those labeled as biowaste, radioactive waste, or chemical waste. It is so easy to throw the gloves boxes, plastic drinking bottles, or packaging materials in with all the culture tubes or chemicals when you are busy. However, taking the time to put these trash items into their correct receptacles is invaluable and imperative for the preservation of our Earth.

Fifth and last, if you worked on projects related to “green energy” as Obama called for today, congratulations, you are already making a difference to our environment. Get that algae to churn out some biofuel, quick!

Click here for tips on how to eliminate energy waste and even make money while doing so!!

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