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Webcasts
Diagnostic Informatics Challenges – The Way ForwardDiagnostic Informatics Challenges – The Way Forward
This webinar will provide a valuable look at the Diagnostic informatics challenges and issues that arise in the operation of the clinical laboratory.
Bacterial Genomic Changes Revealed through Next-generation Sequencing Data AnalysisBacterial Genomic Changes Revealed through Next-generation Sequencing Data Analysis
Lori Snyder, Kingston University, speaking at NSG & Big Data 2014

Market Reports
HTS Metrics & Future Direction Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on high throughput screening (HTS) metrics and future directions carried out in July 2014. The survey was initiated by HTStec as part of its tracking of life science marketplaces and to update our previous report (April 2012). It followed an approach from Pharma to benchmark recent HTS metrics.
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
Gene Expression Analysis Market by Technology, Consumables, Services & Applications - Global Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the gene expression analysis market, comprising of instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of gene expression applications.
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Epigenetic Modification Screening Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 3nd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on epigenetic modification screening carried out in May 2014.
High Throughput Screening (HTS) Market by Technology, Applications, and End Users - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Technological advancements and flourishing outsourcing industry likely to propel the growth of the global high throughput screening market. In this report, the global high throughput screening market has been segmented on the basis of technology, products, applications, end users, and geography.
Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography resin market is expected to grow at a decent pace during the coming decade driven by its increasing application in monoclonal antibody production and food analytics.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Food Diagnostics Systems Market, Consumables Market & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The food diagnostics market size is projected to increase with rising concerns over food quality and safety, and the implementation of stringent regulations on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
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Scientific News
Improving Korean Wheat
Dae Wook Kim learns genetic screening techniques to develop a line of Korean wheat.
How Gene Expression Affects Facial Expressions
Researchers from USC have demonstrated how a mutation in TBX1 causes facial deformities associated with DiGeorge Syndrome.
Blood Test May Help Determine Psychosis Risk
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.
New Chip Promising For Tumor-Targeting Research
The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip device, will allow researchers to study the complex environment surrounding tumors and the barriers that prevent the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents.
Battling Superbugs
Two new technologies could enable novel strategies for combating drug-resistant bacteria.
Gene Expression Patterns in Pancreatic CTCs Revealed
Distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs were identified, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases and prove to be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor.
New Approach To Arthritis Treatment
A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
Promise for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Ultrasound microbubbles can improve tumor absorption of cancer drugs.
How Epigenetic Memory is Passed Across Generations
Researchers traced markers of gene repression through cell division and showed that both sperm and eggs transmit a memory of gene repression to embryos.
Stem Cells Use “First Aid Kits” to Repair Damage
Neural stem cells - master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell - are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and transfer them to immune cells, according to a study published.
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Business News
iLife and OvaGene Announce Alliance
Alliance to introduce novel gene-based assays to the gynecologic oncology market in India.
Abcam Licenses Multidrug Resistance Protein 4 Inhibitors
Compounds allow further exploration of MRP4 function and have potential in cancer therapeutic development.
Domain Therapeutics Appoints Professor Michel Bouvier
The world-renowned GPCR specialist will assemble a team of experts in drug discovery and development to guide Domain’s programs.
Positive Results from an Exploratory Phase I/II Study with UC1010 in PMDD
Results show a significant improvement of symptoms in patients treated with UC1010.
CEVEC Appoints New Management Team
Company appoints Wolfgang Kintzel, Dr. Nicole Faust, Dr. Hartmut Tintrup and Frank Ubags.
FDA Allows Marketing of T2Candida
FDA allows marketing of the first test to identify five yeast pathogens directly from a blood sample.
Jumpstart Joins Bionow
Membership will aim to help life science businesses in Northern England.
Horizon Reports a Strong First Half
Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2014 position the company for continued growth.
Adaptimmune Named as One of “Fierce 15” Biotech Companies of 2014
Company has created T-cell receptors which are deployed to target NY-ESO-1.
New Research Collaborations and Additional Grant for Immunotherapy TABs
New research collaborations with Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine and Helmholtz Zentrum München entered.
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Events
ePharma West 2014
22 Sep 2014
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3rd Annual Pharma Anti-Counter
23 Sep 2014
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Orphan Drugs Market Access and
24 Sep 2014
Orphan Drugs Market Access and ...
Latin American Summit Meeting
22 Sep 2014
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ePosters
MsCompare: An Untargeted LC & GC/MS Metabolomics Platform for Quality Control, Precise Deconvolution and Data Analysis
MsMetrix, the Netherlands

A GC/MS or LC/MS workflow for Metabolomics applications includes a number of distinct steps: experimental design, sampling, sample preparation, data acquisition, data processing, deconvolution, identification and data interpretation.

The MsXelerator software includes Quality Control procedures and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to properly control each step in this workflow and to obtain reliable results for both quantitation and identification.
Low-cost Electrochemical Microfluidic Immunoarrays for Cancer Diagnostics
Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269

This poster describes the development and validation of a simple, low-cost, semi-automated microfluidic device for cancer biomarker protein detection to aid in cancer diagnosis and therapy monitoring.
Design and Evaluation of High Definition Probe for HPV genotyping Microarray
Labgenomics Co., Republic of Korea

To improve the sensitivity and specificity of the HPV DNA Microarray, we adopted triple oligonucleotide probes for each targets and selected these probes not to have higher similarity of 75% with each others. These triple probes have shown 10 ~ 100 times higher sensitivities with comparable specificities than the conventional HPV DNA microarray of single oligonuclotide probe.

Evidence for Integrating Point of Care Diagnostics as an Integral Part of Primary Healthcare in South African Rural Communities: A People-centred Health System-strengthening Approach
University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Diagnostic systems designed in developed countries may not be immediately appropriate for use in the target developing countries. Therefore, a rigorous assessment for POC diagnostics outcomes of interest in the setting for which the test is designed should be carried out prior to adoption and scale up.

Gut Microbial Metabolites and Hepatic Xenobiotic Metabolism: A High Throughput Screening Approach
University of Reading, AstraZeneca

This poster highlights the combination of metabonomics and high throughput screening by the identification of gut microbial metabolites and a screening assay designed to determine their cytotoxicity to liver-like cell cultures.
Digital PCR to Determine the Number of Transcripts from Single Neurons after Patch-clamp Recording
1AVIDIN Ltd., Szeged, Hungary www.avidinbiotech.com; 2Laboratory for Functional Genomics, Biological Research Center, HAS; 3Research Group for Cortical Microcircuits, HAS, Department of Physiology, An

Whole-cell patch-clamp recording enables detecting electrophysiological signals from neurons, and RNA can be harvested into the patch pipette from the cells.We have optimized a dPCR protocol for determining exact transcript numbers in single neurons after patch-clamp recording by using dPCR based on high-density nanocapillary PCR.
Micro array of Ag-AgCl electrodes for cellular stimulation and sensing
*Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, UNAM. **Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, UNAM.

Silver-Silver Chloride is investigated as a fabrication material of planar microelectrodes for sensing and stimulation of excitable cells. A theoretical design method is presented. The platform was tested for different excitable tissue confirming its feasibility.
Low Cost EIS Methodology to Characterize Microelectrode Arrays used in Biological Applications
*Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM. ** CICTA, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México. ***Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.

Diagnostics of electrochemical impedance in micro electrodes for biological potentials measurements is essential. A low cost EIS methodology to characterize microelectrode arrays in contact with cellular medium is presented, and results are validated by comparing them to a commercial system.
Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: High Throughput and High Content Assessment of Cardiac Toxicity and Drug Efficacy by Monitoring Cytosolic Free Calcium Transients
1Axiogenesis AG, Cologne, Germany; 2Hamamatsu Photonics Deutschland GmbH, Hersching, Germany; 3Hamamatsu Photonics France S.A.R.L, Massy, France; 4Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Hamamatsu City, Japan; 5Cel

Introduction of selected, pure human cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSCM) into a calcium transient imaging high throughput screening (HTS) assay to assess cardiotoxicity and drug efficacies.
Developing Functional Monoclonal Antibodies for Beta-3 Adrenergic Receptor
Multispan, Inc.

Our preliminary data showed that several mAb clones specifically bound to the receptor while increasing the receptor function by acting as agonists.
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Application Notes
Differentiation and characterization of subvisible particulates in therapeutic protein products
Malvern Instruments Limited

The formation of protein aggregates is a particular concern for parenteral administration biopharmaceuticals due to the potential for increased immunogenicity.
An Introduction to Proteins in 30 minutes
Malvern Instruments Limited

In the biotechnology industry, the majority of research is directed towards characterizing the structure and function of proteins. New methods are continually being developed to accomplish this.
Performing ADCC Reporter Bioassay with an Environmentally Controlled Microplate Reader
Tecan Group Ltd.

The Promega ADCC Reporter Bioassay provides effector and target cells in frozen, thaw-and-use format, removing the need for isolating or culturing cells in order to perform the assay. Reporter induction requires a six-hour to overnight incubation in a standard cell culture incubator. The CO2 and temperature control features of the Tecan Infinite® 200 PRO with GCM allow the assay induction to be performed without the requirement for a cell culture incubator.
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Automated sample preparation for the determination of testosterone in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

For accurate, reproducible quantification of testosterone, a growing number of laboratories are shifting from immunoassay to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This application note describes the preparation of serum samples for subsequent LC-MS analysis of testosterone, focusing on a streamlined workflow suitable for automation.
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
Tag-lite® two-cell assay: a valuable tool for protein drug discovery
Tecan Group Ltd.

Antibodies are central mediators of the immune system, IgG being the most dominant. Binding of IgG/antigen complexes to membrane-bound Fc? receptors triggers a cellular immune response. Alterations in the Fc portion of the antibody by introducing mutations can lead to complete abolition of Fc? receptor binding. This describes the development of a cellbased TR-FRET assay to determine the simultaneous binding of an antibody to its antigen and huFc?RIIIa present on different cells.
Transcreener® ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay
Tecan Group Ltd.

Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) is an important mediator of cellular metabolism that is essential for maintaining energy levels. The Transcreener ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay is intended for the detection of ADP production by any kinase or ATPase, and has been developed specifically for high throughput screening applications.
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