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Join this webinar to find out how custom-made recombinant antibodies can solve your challenges when designing and optimizing critical assays to support drug development, diagnostic assays or discovery studies.
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This on-demand webinar provides a valuable look at the Diagnostic informatics challenges and issues that arise in the operation of the clinical laboratory.

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
Researchers Develop Efficient Method to Produce Nanoporous Metals
New technique to manufacture nanoporous metals is cheap and can be done over many scales.
Turkeys may be Lifesavers
Antibiotic to target staph infections, strep, comes from good bacteria in turkeys.
A Hybrid Vehicle That Delivers DNA
University at Buffalo researchers are developing new technology to improve DNA vaccines. The new transport system for DNA vaccines could help treat HIV, malaria, HPV and other major illnesses.
Big Data Set To Make A Big Difference In Childhood Cancer Treatment
UTS researchers are working with the Kids Research Institute to visualise large quantities of patient data to better diagnose and treat childhood cancer patients.
Two Studies Identify A Detectable, Pre-Cancerous State In The Blood
Findings pave way for new lines of cancer research focused on detection and prevention.
A Link between DNA Transcription and Disease-Causing Expansions Which Lead to Hereditary Disorders
A Tufts University study explores the relationship between transcription and the expansions of DNA repeats.
Did You Hear The One About The Two Businessmen On A Plane?
EquipNet’s vision ‘to revolutionize the way companies manage their surplus assets’ was first conceived at 30,000 feet somewhere between Chicago and Boston in 1999. Here we learn more about the company's first 15 years.
New Advance in Cryopreservation Could Change Management of World Blood Supplies
Engineers have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions.
New Study Reveals Why Some People May be Immune to HIV-1
Natural genetic variation in a protective antiviral enzyme holds promise for new therapies.
Protein Key To The Development Of Blood Stem Cells Identified
Understanding the self-replication mechanisms is critical for improving stem cell therapies for blood-related diseases and cancers.
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Business News
Functional Foods Market Increases in Size
The global market for food and drinks offers functional health benefits.
Apitope Receives Orphan Designation in the European Union for ATX-F8-117
Treatment for haemophilia A patients developing Factor VIII inhibitors.
Ceres Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results
Company expands into additional markets for its sorghum, traits and bioinformatics technology.
Recipharm Acquires Flamel Technologies
Company will purchase Flamel’s development and manufacturing facility located in Pessac, France.
Diagnostics Leader Delivers New Fertility Service For UK
Randox launches new fertility service.
Promethera Biosciences Raises €25.33 Million in Series C Financial Round
Promethera Biosciences raises €20.33 million in capital and €5 million in loans and subsidies from the Walloon region (Belgium).
TGAC Explores The Role Of Open Science In Human Genomics
Dr Manuel Corpas, Project Leader at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) was invited to speak at DNAdigest’s symposium, “Open Science in human genomics research – challenges and inspirations”.
Merck, NewLink Genetics Enter Ebola Vaccine Agreement
Companies have entered an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute NewLink’s investigational rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate.
Transposagen, Janssen to Develop Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapies
Under the agreement, Janssen has exclusive rights to any allogeneic CAR-T therapy that is jointly developed by Transposagen and Janssen.
Bioo Scientific Awarded $750,000 NSF Grant
Company awarded a National Science Foundation Phase II grant to continue development efforts to improve the accuracy of small RNA expression analysis.
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ePosters
Forced Degradation Study of Expired and Marketed Tablets of Amlodipine by RP-HPLC
Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Megeh), Wardha

The objective of the current study was to develop simple, accurate, sensitive and stability indicating RP-HPLC method for the determination of per cent drug remained of Amlodipine besylate in the presence of its degradation products in bulk drug, expired tablets and tablets whose expiry date has not been exceeded.
LC-MS/MS METHOD FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF PITOFENONE IN HUMAN PLASMA
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore – 570 015, Karnataka, India

We developed LCMS/MS bioanalytical method for quantitative estimation of Pitofenone HCl in plasma is simple, sensitive, accurate, precise, and selective. Percentage recovery shows that the method is free from interference of matrix. The analytical method presented here has proved to be useful for investigation of the characteristics of Pitofenone in human plasma in pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies.
Using An in‐vitro Human Airways Model to Study the Effects of e‐cigarettes on Bronchial Epithelial Cells
1 School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham UK; 2 School of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham UK

The prime aim of our study is to use in-vitro human airway models as an effective alternative to replace animals in traditional/E-cigarette research.
Experimental Evolution in Diatoms - Thermal longterm acclimation in two model diatom species
1 University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Science, Norwich, UK 2Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Kings Building, Ashworth Laboratories, West

Experimental Evolution in two model Diatoms
Microelectrodes for Microdroplet Motion Based On Electrowetting: A Review on Design
Micro and Nano Electronic Systems Unit (MiNES), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang Selangor.

The technology is growing rapidly whereby the researchers all over the world have discovered the smaller scale of technology. In micro-nanotechnology, the microfluidic manipulation become useful in many field of applications and one of the most advanced method is electrowetting. The observation and review on the design of microelectrode for droplet motion based on electrowetting with different shapes, sizes and fabrication regarding on the different application are hereby reported.
Real Time Dual-Channel Multiplex SERS Ultradetection
University of Cambridge

Real time On-line multiplex SERS detection in a microfluidic device.
Antioxidant and Free Radicals Scavenging Activity of Biomolecules: Hydroxamic Acids
School of Study in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010, Chhattisgarh, India

In the present poster attention is focused towards the investigation of antioxidant and free radicals scavenging activity of N-aryl substituted hydroxamic acids by DPPH method which is based on the reduction of alcoholic DPPH solutions in presence of a hydrogen donating antioxidant, hydroxamic acids.
"In-vitro studies on hydroxamic acid- CT DNA binding"
Research Scholar

In vitro studies of five the interaction between five different derivatives of hydroxamic acids, N-phenyl 2,4dichloro phenoxybutyro, N-m-tolyl 2,4 dichlorophenoxyglutero, N-m-tolyl-4-chlorophenoxyaceto, N-m-chloro-phenyl-tertiarybutylbenzo and N-p-tolyl-iso-valero hydroxamic acids and calf thymus DNA was investigated under simulated physiological condition.
Efficacy of Gene Therapy in Restoring Vision in Leber's Congenital Amaurosis
Open University

The research reviews current knowledge of the genetic causes of Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) and the development of a gene therapy intervention for LCA. The efficacy as well as the limitations of this form of treatment are evaluated in detail and recommendations are made for the future directions of gene therapy for Leber's congenital amaurosis.

Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products
Department of food and biothechnology, Sejong, Korea univercity

An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.
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Application Notes
Accelerating the Development of Optimized Therapeutic Protein Formulations using Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Malvern Instruments Limited

DSC data is useful in predicting the stability of a protein in solution. The Tm indicates thermostability, and Tm determination in different formulations is an approximate measure of the susceptibility to aggregation and other irreversible changes at lower temperatures.
Assessing Drug Encapsulation Efficiency using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note we describe the use of Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) for size and concentration measurements of drug delivery nanoparticles. In addition, by using a fluorescently tagged drug molecule, it was possible to determine how many drug delivery nanoparticles had successfully been loaded with drug molecules.
GPC Characterization of Nylon using Formic Acid for Reduced Cost per Analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

GPC/SEC can be used to characterize commodity or bulk manufactured polymers. Here we describe how the use of formic acid instead of HFIP as the dissolution solvent and/or mobile phase can lead to improvements in both cost per analysis and health and safety
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.
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