Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Automation & Microfluidics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Roche and Labcyte Integrate Echo and LightCycler Systems to Increase Performance of qPCR-based RNA/DNA Analyses

Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Bookmark and Share
Companies cooperate around high-speed, miniaturized quantitative PCR (qPCR) to monitor the expression of tens to thousands of genes for therapeutic research.

The RealTime ready Cell Lysis kit from Roche enables gene expression directly from cell lysates. Coupled with Echo(R) liquid handlers and newly-released tissue culture microplates from Labcyte, researchers can greatly simplify high-throughput qPCR analyses. This process can be fully automated using the Access(TM) Workstation from Labcyte which integrates the Echo liquid handler with either the LightCycler 480 or LightCycler 1536 Instrument. Gene expression profiles derived in a one-step process directly from cells can now be streamlined into a simple automated workflow, significantly increasing productivity.

"The LightCycler 480 and 1536 Systems are designed for high-throughput gene detection, gene expression, and genetic variation analysis. Unlike other high throughput systems on the market that offer greater than 384 well capability, the Lightcycler 1536 allows for individual well to well addressability and optimization due to its true qPCR nature," said Dr. Matthias Hinzpeter, Project Leader qPCR/NAP Systems. "This integrated platform reduces data costs associated with gene expression profiling, allowing efficient incorporation of qPCR into the early stages of drug discovery."

"The Echo liquid handlers use acoustic energy to transfer precise nanoliter volumes of samples, primers, probes and real-time PCR reagents," said Stephen Bates, Labcyte Senior Vice President. "Our patented acoustic dispensing eliminates the need for pipette tips and completely removes the risk of cross contamination. The simplicity of plate reformatting and cherry picking features in our Echo software applications suite maximizes PCR layout flexibility without fixed format constraints."


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,400+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Roche and Agilent to Provide Continued Service and Support to Roche NimbleGen Microarray Customers
Transition of services beginning immediately.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hamilton Introduces Automated DNA Sample Enrichment Solution
System uses Roche 454 REM e liquid handling system to replace hours of manual work.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Canterbury Health Laboratories (NZ) Adopts NimbleGen Microarray Cytogenetics Solution for Mental Retardation Research
Roche NimbleGen have announced that one of New Zealand’s largest medical laboratories has adopted the NimbleGen CGX Cytogenetics Microarray Solution.
Monday, November 15, 2010
DNA Electronics Partners with Roche to Develop Semiconductor Based Sequencing System
Collaboration to focus on development of a low-cost, high-throughput, long read, high density DNA sequencing system.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Gene Biodesign Certified to Provide NimbleGen Array Services in Taiwan
Gene Biodesign has been certified to process customer samples in northern Taipei county for NimbleGen array applications.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Macrogen, Inc. Certified as NimbleGen Array Service Provider for Korea
Macrogen has been certified to process customer samples for NimbleGen CGH/CNV services in their lab in Seoul.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Roche NimbleGen Commits to GMP and FDA Submission for Microarrays
Roche NimbleGen announces a company-wide initiative to implement Good Manufacturing Processes for its suite of DNA microarrays.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Roche Collaborates with Merck on Developmental Test for Cancer-Related Gene Mutation
Investigational AmpliChip p53 test designed to screen for genetic mutation tied to therapeutic resistance in cancer patients.
Friday, February 19, 2010
CapitalBio Corporation Certified to Provide NimbleGen Array Services in China
CapitalBio becomes the first NimbleGen CSP in Asia to implement the MS 200 Microarray Scanner.
Monday, February 15, 2010
imaGenes GmbH Joins Roche NimbleGen’s Certified Service Provider Program for ChIP-chip Analysis
imaGenes achieves status as a CSP of NimbleGen microarrays for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Roche and High Throughput Genomics Partner for Advanced Gene Expression Analysis Solution
Roche NimbleGen will provide HTG with high density, multiplex DNA microarray slides for advanced gene expression analysis.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Roche Applied Science Announces CGX Arrays Designed by Signature Genomics for Microarray-based Cytogenetic Analysis
The CGX arrays are designed by Signature Genomic Laboratories to provide high-resolution, genome-wide analysis of chromosomal abnormalities.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Roche and High Throughput Genomics Partner for Advanced Gene Expression Analysis Solution
Roche NimbleGen and High Throughput Genomics, Inc. (HTG), provider of the quantitative Nuclease Protection Assay (qNPA), have entered into a supply agreement. Under the agreement, Roche NimbleGen will provide HTG with high density, multiplex DNA microarray slides for advanced gene expression analysis.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Roche NimbleGen CGH Microarrays Enable the First Maps of Genome-Wide DNA CNV in Dogs
Studies reveal that the extent of CNVs in the dog genome and their association with known and candidate disease genes is similar to mice and humans.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Roche NimbleGen Microarrays Selected for the Neuromuscular Disorder -Chip Consortium
The NMD-Chip Consortium selects Roche NimbleGen microarrays to accelerate and simplify genetic research of neuromuscular disorders.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Scientific News
Soy Shows Promise as Natural Anti-Microbial Agent
Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers.
Soy Shows Promise as Natural Anti-Microbial Agent
Researchers from University of Guelph show that soy isoflavones and peptides could be used to reduce microbial contamination of food.
Parsortix Demonstrates Benefits Over Marker-Based Systems
Research published online in the International Journal of Cancer, shows the ParsortixTM System efficiently captures and harvests intact, viable circulating tumour cells (CTCs), including EpCAM-negative CTCs, to allow for broader downstream CTC analysis.
Experimental Therapy For Brain Cancer Could Prevent Drug Resistance
Information from penny-sized microfluidic chips allowed researchers to anticipate resistance to cancer treatment.
3D Printing of Lego Fluidics
Study shows how 3D printing can open up microfluidic technology to a wider audience.
New Method to Preserve Device to Monitor HIV Treatment
Inspired by pregnancy tests, scientists have developed a method to store microfluidic devices for months without refrigeration, giving developing countries an inexpensive and reliable way to treat patients.
Migration Creates Cancer Cell Vulnerabilities
Scientists found that migration can damage cancer cells’ nuclei and DNA, requiring repairs for their survival. The results may open new avenues for targeting metastatic cancer.
Liver-On-Chip Tracks Dynamics of Cellular Function
Hebrew University’s liver-on-chip platform is uniquely able to monitor metabolic changes indicating mitochondrial damage occurring at drug concentrations previously regarded as safe.
A Biomimetic “Bridge” to Precision Medicine
Technique uses antibody-coated nanoparticles as imaging probes to watch cell-to-cell interactions under micro-fluid conditions.
Coral-on-a-Chip Cracks Coral Mysteries
Growing corals in the lab reveals their complex lives.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,400+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!