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Webcasts
Webinar: How to Overcome Assay Challenges Using Custom Recombinant AntibodiesWebinar: How to Overcome Assay Challenges Using Custom Recombinant Antibodies
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.
What Can We Learn from Fragment Based Optimization Programs?What Can We Learn from Fragment Based Optimization Programs?
Gyorgy Keseru, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014

Market Reports
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.
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.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
Multi-Channel Pipettor QC Trends 2014
HTStec

Multi-channel pipettors are essential tools in most life science laboratories today. Yet the impact of undertaking quality control (QC) measures on improving data quality, enhancing productivity/efficiency and reducing experimental failures has only relatively recently been recognized. Understanding how lab users approach the issue of pipettor QC is important as the industry struggles to adopt standards for automated pipetting.
ADME/Tox Technologies
RI Technologies

This report on ADME/Tox Technologies gives a market insight into products and services used in the ADME/Tox industry. Predictive technologies analyzed include in vivo, in vitro, and in silico.
China Pharmaceutical Market Outlook
Global Data

The report details the macroeconomic environment of China, providing a background of the financial and demographic situations in the country, as well as identifying key demographics. It covers the pharmaceutical market broken down by market segment, and the popularity of biosimilars and biologics, identifying where the strongest market potentials lie.
Biomarkers in Drug Discovery - Integration in Early Stage Promotes Use of Companion Diagnostics to Optimize Therapeutic Outcomes
Global Data

The report describes the history of biomarkers and their role in fulfilling the unmet needs of the conventional drug discovery process. The drivers and barriers for the biomarkers market, along with the key issues faced in the application of biomarkers in the drug discovery process, are highlighted.
Scientific News
Anti-Diabetic Drug Springs New Hope for Tuberculosis Patients
Drug for treating diabetes can double up as adjunct treatment for tuberculosis.
A Poisonous Cure
Toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.
Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Future of Modern Medicine
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics, one of the key contributors to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Bacterial Toxin Targets Discovered
Understanding how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs.
Proteomics for Systems Toxicology
MS-based proteomics is maturing into a robust technology for the measurement of proteome-wide exposure effects.
Molecular Event Mapping Opens Door to more in silico Tests
It is hoped that this new approach to mapping and predicting the impact of chemical compounds in the body could reduce the need for toxicity tests in animals.
Protein-engineered Cages Aid Studies of Cell Functions
The Cages, from researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, to deliver an important signalling molecule, carbon monoxide, into cells.
Wallet-Sized Labs The Next Big Thing
RMIT researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet.
Altered Milk Protein Can Deliver AIDS Drug to Infants
Binding with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS.
New Drug for Common Liver Disease Improves Liver Health
An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease showed promising results and potential problems in a multicenter clinical trial funded by the NIH.
Business News
USP Chapters <232>, <233> and <2232> for Trace Elements
Thermo Scientific has compiled an online guide to the new USP chapters.
Noble Life Sciences Acquires Spring Valley Laboratories
Extends testing services to GLP, large animal and medical device studies.
BioVersys and Enamine Extend Collaboration
BioVersys and Enamine announce extension of drug discovery collaboration to address multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
IntelliCap Oral Drug Delivery System Wins European Innovation Award
Technology opens door to new era of smart pharmaceutical therapies.
MicroMatrices, Advanced Cell Diagnostics Partnership
MicroMatrices becomes preferred partner for preclinical use of ACD’s RNA ISH.
Labcorp To Acquire Covance For Approximately $5.6 Billion
Combination creates comprehensive healthcare diagnostics company offering customers end-to-end solutions for drug and diagnostics development and commercialization.
New Oral Drug Delivery Partnership Gives Wider Access to IntelliCap Technology
Pharma companies able to conduct advanced site absorption studies.
AB SCIEX Wins New Product Innovation Award in Asia Pacific
The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in the mass spectrometry industry and a number of new products introduced into the market in recent years.
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.
Galapagos Presents Favorable Phase 1 Data for IBD Target
Galapagos NV discloses GPR84 as a promising novel target for treating inflammatory bowel disease during an oral presentation at United European Gastroenterology Week in Vienna.

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ePosters
"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.
Metabolism of Eight Model Pharmaceutical Compounds in Rat and Human HepatoPac Versus Liver Microsomes and Suspension Hepatocyte Platforms
Ricerca Biosciences, Hepregen Corporation

This poster presents our comparative metabolite profiling analysis of eight model pharmaceutical compounds with various biotransformation reactions using a functionally stable model of primary hepatocytes [micropatterned co-cultures (MPCCs)] in parallel with the traditional liver microsomal and suspension hepatocyte systems.
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.
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).
Metabolic Stability Assay Using Human Hepatocyte Co-cultures and Integrated Qualitative/Quantitative High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
QPS, Hepregen Corporation

Purpose: To investigate Sequential Window Acquisition of all Theoretical fragment ion spectra (SWATH™) based integrated qualitative and quantitative (qual/quant) assay for simultaneous metabolic stability and metabolite profiling assessments.
In Vitro Species Comparison Using Long-Term Hepatocyte Co-Cultures Model and Highly Sensitive UHPLC-QTOF-MS with SWATH Analysis
QPS, Hepregen Corporation

Purpose: To develop a reliable, quicker, and cost-saving in vitro method to accurately predict major human metabolite profile in vivo and to de-risk disproportional or unique human metabolites before a drug candidate nomination
Metabolite Profiling Using Human Hepatocyte Co-cultures and UHPLC-QTOF-MS with Data Independent MS/MS
QPS, Hepregen Corporation

Purpose
To investigate a high throughput workflow for metabolite profiling using a novel human in vitro system and advanced UHPLC-MS/MS techniques to accurately predict human metabolite profile in vivo.
TOXICITY OF SELECTED BIOACTIVATED COMPOUNDS IN PRIMARY RAT HEPATOCYTES CULTURED IN MICROPATTERNED CO-CULTURES
The Hamner Institutes, Hepregen Corporation

Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI) modeled in a novel co-culture liver model. Here, we assess the bioactivation and cytotoxicity of acetaminophen (APAP) and other compounds in the 96-well rat MPCC.
Mixtures Analysis of Complex Mixtures
Mestrelab Research

We describe an NMR method to quantify mixture components in wine, edible oils, etc. The method is fully customizable, and amenable to high throughput operation.
Comparison of Three Methods for the Evaluation of Cytokine Storm Risk in Early and Clinical Stage Biopharmaceutical Development
ReachBio LLC

Objective: To identify an assay that can accurately predict the risk of CRS and CS associated with investigational biotherapeutics. A comparison of three methods were used: (a) immobilization of test antibody on plastic, (b) co-culture of PBMC's on HUVEC's and (c) pre-culture of PBMC's at high cell density.
Application Notes
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.
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.
3D cell culture: a realistic and reproducible collagen-based environment
Tecan Group

Researchers are increasingly turning to 3D cell culture techniques, due to the improved physiological relevance of the cellular environment. 3D cell cultures offer a more in vivo-like response to stimuli more closely resembling the behavior of animal models or the human body.
Optimized cell culture
Tecan Group Ltd.

Culturing of various stable cell lines, including bacterial, yeast, hybridoma, insect and mammalian lines, and stem cells, is an important task in the pharmaceutical industry. The cells need to be maintained and expanded for use in cell-based assays, such as siRNA screening, ADME and high content screening, as well as for clone selection.
Improved cell viability assay performance using PrestoBlue® Reagent
Tecan Trading AG

Cell proliferation and viability assays are widely used in academic and life science laboratories, and are becoming increasingly common in the pharmaceutical industry. Assessment of cellular viability markers in cell-based applications is mandatory for laboratories working with in vitro systems.
Rapid Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) Determination Using Fluorescence Polarization
BioTek Instruments

The determination of the critical micelle concentration (CMC) value of surfactants under different environmental conditions is important for a number of different biological and chemical processes. Because the CMC is not a constant value, shifting with different environmental conditions, it is important that a rapid, reliable and easy methodology be available to facilitate testing.
Analysis of a New High Throughput Screening Detection Technology for Rapid hERG Safety Testing using a Fluorescence Polarization Assay
Biotek Instruments

Support Synergy™ Neo launch by providing speed and sensitivity data for Fluorescence Polarization detection mode in low volume 384-well plate using hERG biochemical assay as a Model.
Automating Aqueous Compound Solubility Using the 96-Well Multiscreen® Solubility Filter Plate on a Hamilton Microlab® Star Workstation
Hamilton

Here we describe an automated method for determining drug solubility using Millipore’s MultiScreen Solubility filter plate on the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR workstation.
Fully Automated 24-Well Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) Permeability Assay Utilizing the Hamilton Microlab® Star Liquid Handling Platform
Hamilton

We have successfully developed a fully automated protocol utilizing a Hamilton MICROLAB STAR integrated with select third party peripheral devices to suit the assay requirements. The method was validated using 23 marketed drugs with diverse physico-chemical properties and a wide range of published apparent permeabilities (Papp).
Automated Online Card Extraction LC/MS System for the Determination of Clozapine and its Metabolites in Rat Blood
Agilent Technologies Inc.

This application note describes the development and validation of a method on the AACE LC/MS system for the online analysis of DBS cards for the quantitation of clozapine and two of its metabolites in rat whole blood.
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