|Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes|
Michael J. Powell et. al.,
Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
|Accurate Normalization of Grain Samples Using Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology|
Bill Gigante, John Thomas Bradshaw, Tanya Knaide
A common challenge experienced by sample screening facilities is identifying individual sample quantity prior to DNA extraction. Accurately identifying sample quantity allows the user to pipette exact amounts of extraction buffer into each well.
|Development of a Microfluidic Device for Sperm Movement|
Shweta Bhagwat (b), Vibha Jayaraj* (b), Priyanka Parte (a), Sameer Jadhav (b)
We show the design of a device for studying sperm chemotaxis and the testing of different chemicals as a source of chemoattractants.
|New Microarray Slides Capable of Enhancing Fluorescence|
Slides for proteomic microarrays with imbedded nanoparticles that enhance fluoresce by ~ 30-fold via a plasmonic effect. These slides are useful for enhancing fluorescence of protein or peptide microarrays.
|Expression of Wnt5a in Urothelial Carcinoma as a Potential Prognostic Marker|
Mark Saling 1, Jordan K. Duckett 1, Scott Jenkinson 2 and Ramiro Malgor 3
Our results support the previous studies that suggest Wnt5a plays a pathological role in urothelial carcinoma.
|DHPLC Technology as a High-throughput Detection of Mutations in a Durum Wheat TILLING Population|
Colasuonno P.1, Incerti O. 1, Lozito M.L. 1, Sbalzarini M. 2, Zaccagna P. 2, Papadimitriou S. 2, Blanco A. 1, Gadaleta A. 1
This study is a beautiful example of DHPLC technology application and shows an alternative tool to current strategies of SNP detection based on genotyping array.
|Automated detection and control of controlled substances|
Joe Bradley, Ian Johns
Scitegrity, in conjunction with the Pistoia Alliance and a number of pharmaceutical companies, have developed Controlled Substances Squared to scan large chemical libraries (millions of compounds) and determine whether a compound is considered as controlled in a selected country.
|A pico-liter semi-automated screening method for morphological identification of microorganisms from environmental samples|
Ms. Charmi Chande, Dr. Ravindra Phadke
An economically feasible microfabrication protocol was developed for fabricating micro features used for bacterial analysis from environmental samples like soil and green sulfur bacteria sample. Organisms were classified in 11 morphotypes by using open source Image analysis software named CMEIAS and the standardized protocol was confirmed by viable count and pure culture study
|Population characterization of Brazilian isolates of Ceratocystis spp. using microsatellites|
Edson Luiz Furtado, Ana Carolina Firmino, Michael Mbenoun, Denise Nakada Nosaki, Ariska Van der Nest, Jolanda Roux, Irene Bernes, Mike Wingfield
The genus Ceratocystis includes several species of economically important plant pathogens and has a global distribution. In Brazil, species in the genus cause disease and death of hosts such as cacao, eucalypts and mango. This study aimed to characterize the population structure and diversity of isolates of Ceratocystis fimbriata sensu lato collected from diseased Eucalyptus species and to compare these to isolates from cacao, mango, teak, fig, rubber and atemoya.