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Webcasts
 Early Transition Metal Chemistry in Flow - Making Known and New Discovery Faster and Easier Early Transition Metal Chemistry in Flow - Making Known and New Discovery Faster and Easier
Tyler McQuade, DARPA, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014
Finding Needles in a Haystack with Q-PCR – Rare Mutations, Single Cell Genotyping and DNA Methylation Analysis  Finding Needles in a Haystack with Q-PCR – Rare Mutations, Single Cell Genotyping and DNA Methylation Analysis
Jorg Tost, Centre National de Genotypage CEA, speaking at Advances in qPCR and dPCR 2014

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014
HTStec

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Cell-Based Label-Free Detection Trends 2014
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on cell-based label-free (LF) detection carried out in July and August 2014. The study also examined in detail the current market landscape, application areas and interest in purchasing new products/systems.
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.
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Scientific News
NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of VSV Ebola Vaccine
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Silencing the FOXP2 Speech Gene Causes Breast Cancer Cells to Metastasize
BIDMC investigators make the surprising discovery that a gene associated with speech and language is linked to advanced breast cancer.
Microscopic “Walkers” Find Their Way Across Cell Surfaces
Technology could provide a way to deliver probes or drugs to cell structures without outside guidance.
Fast Modeling Of Cancer Mutations
New genome-editing technique enables rapid analysis of genes mutated in tumors.
How Glands Expand To Fight Off Disease
UCL and Cancer Research UK demonstrate how specialised immune cells that patrol the body looking for signs of infection also trigger the expansion of glands called lymph nodes.
Magnesium Cuts Diabetes Risk
Only about half of Americans get the recommended daily amount in their diet.
Major Step Forward in Understanding of Viruses
Scientists unlock exact structure of Hepatitis A virus.
TGAC Leads Research To Help Identify Animal-To-Human Transmitted Diseases
The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) will lead research into the development of bioinformatics to support the identification and characterisation of viruses through metagenomics.
Lab-developed Intestinal Organoids form Mature Human Tissue in Mice
Study produces unprecedented model to study intestinal diseases.
Study Investigates Inherent Contamination in Deep Well Microplates
Study gives data on microplates from numerous manufacturers based in Europe, USA and China.
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Business News
Roche Invests For The Future In Its Basel Site
Investments of 3 billion Swiss francs in modern research infrastructure, attractive workplaces and sustainable site development.
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.
Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Collaborate
Collaboration to address needs of biopharmaceutical companies conducting clinical R&D in China.
Bigneat Opens For Direct Business In North America
Bigneat will now be supporting users of its laboratory automation enclosures and ductless fume hoods with a newly formed team to concentrate on all North American customers.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, New England Biolabs Partner
Key laboratories worldwide contribute to collaboration.
Calixar, Aston University Announce Multidrug Resistance Collaboration
Purpose is to study the extraction, stabilization and crystallization of full-length human ABC transporters involved in multidrug resistance.
Funding for DNA Vaccines to Fight Infectious Disease
DARPA awards $12 million to Penn-led group to develop synthetic DNA vaccines to fight infectious disease.
Personalis and the Garvan Institute Partner
Collaboration to bring together high-quality, large-scale whole genome sequencing with best-in-class analysis and interpretation services for research and clinical applications.
JAX Receives Funding for Genomics
David and Barbara Roux provide historic $10 million gift to advance genomic medicine research at JAX.
Abcodia Offers Access to its Biobank
Abcodia has over 1,100 cases of haematological cancer in a high quality, longitudinal serum biobank that can be used for biomarker discovery and validation.
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Events
World ADC Awards
26 Oct 2014
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Biofluid Biopsies and Companio
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ePosters
High Titre BacMam viruses improve transduction efficiency of mammalian cells
Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd, Oxford Brookes University

We present a method for producing high titre BacMam virus vectors for the efficient transduction of mammalian cells.
Novel Approaches to High-throughput Measurements of Replicative Lifespan in Yeast by Microfluidic Size Sorting and Genetic Engineering
HTW Berlin, Dept. Life Science Engineering, Berlin, Germany

Development of a high-throughput screen utilizing a microfluidic device and a linearly growing yeast strain to simultaneously test the influence of various drugs on the replicative lifespan of yeast.
Identification and Characterisation of Novel Positive Allosteric Modulators of the Galanin 2 Receptor
MRCT

An HTS against GalR2 was carried out to find novel PAMs to treat neuropathic pain.
The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home: HTS Assay Development for Complex Multi-domain Protein Kinases
Axxam

This study strongly supports the possibility to overcome the major bottlenecks in the production of long kinase recombinant forms, in order to perform drug discovery programmes with proteins more closely preserving the structural and functional properties of the native enzymes.
Enabling Epigenetics Studies from HTS to SAR : A Novel HTRF® Platform to Identify and Characterize Reader Domain Inhibitors
1Cisbio Bioassays Codolet, France | 2CRCM, CNRS UMR7258, INSERM U1068, AMU UM105, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, Marseille, France | 3AFMB, UMR7257, Univ. Aix Marseille-CNR

Discover a novel HTRF platform to identify and characterize the vast variety of epigenetic binding domain.

Automated Fluorescence Detection and Imaging of RNA Species in Live Cells
1BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, Vermont • 2EMD Millipore Temecula, California

This poster describes the detection and quantification of RNA species in Live cells through automated imaging.
Artificial Multi-Gene Expression Systems Design Service for Natural Compound Formation and Hetero Protein Complexes
ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, IStLS

Drug discovery of natural compounds drug development and drug target analyses as well as bioproduction can benefit from artificial genetic systems and constructions. The direction in which genes are to be developed is written in the genomes. Synthesis oriented genomic analyses of codon bias and tRNA adaption analyses are prerequisites for generating adaptive, highly functional genes.
Validation of a Novel Tumoroid-Based Cell Culture Model to Perform 3D in vitro Cell Signaling Analyses
1BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, Vermont, USA • 2TAP Biosystems, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK 3Cisbio US, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Here we demonstrate an in vitro HTRF® microplate assay that can quantify total, as well as phosphorylated elF4E.
Validation of a 3-Dimensional Human Liver Microtissue Model for Long-term Hepatotoxicity Studies
1BioTek Instruments, 2InSphero, Inc. 3Bioreclamation I VT, 4 Promega Corporation

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drug commonly used as analgesics and antipyretics, as well as for management of rheumatological disorders. They are one of the most highly prescribed drug families around the world, and consequently, along with antimicrobial agents, are the most frequent causes of druginduced liver injury (DILI) (Bjornsson et al., 2010).
Identifying Molecular Signatures of Tumors Using Novel Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Networks
Duke University

We developed FRET sensors that can detect 125 fluorophores simultaneously. From experimental analyses of over 1200 time-resolved fluorescence signatures on 300 prototypical sensors, we show that the optical responses are highly repeatable and minor variations between FRET networks can be discriminated resulting in a total of 10^375 unique responses in theory.

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Application Notes
Automated Illumina TruSeq® Nano DNA Sample Preparation
Tecan Group Ltd.

The TruSeq Nano DNA Sample Preparation Kit enables efficient investigation of samples where the amount of DNA available is limited. This low-input method generates excellent quality data from as little at 100 ng of DNA, allowing the study of samples with restricted DNA availability, for example from tumors, and helping to preserve precious sample material for use in future studies.
Double stranded DNA quantitation using Promega QuantiFluor® Dyes
Tecan Group Ltd.

Achieving selective and sensitive quantitation of double stranded DNA (dsDNA) using spectrophotometric methods can be problematic. Recognizing these difficulties, researchers have incorporated fluorescence-based quantitation techniques in their workflows to obtain the required sensitivity and target selectivity.
New Methodology for CHN Determination of Liquid Samples
Exeter Analytical

The utility of the Model 440 CHN microanalysis system for precise determination of percentage Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen content of often demanding liquid samples is demonstrated.
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.
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