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SiLA—Standards to Improve Overall Lab EfficiencySiLA—Standards to Improve Overall Lab Efficiency
This talk covers how SiLA (Standardization in Lab Automation) makes laboratory integration simpler today and in the future.
Walk-Away Monitoring of Cytotoxicity, Viability and ApoptosisWalk-Away Monitoring of Cytotoxicity, Viability and Apoptosis
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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.
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.
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.
Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets 2012
Select Biosciences Ltd

The report covers all the key aspects of the various emerging pharmaceutical markets and has broadly outlined the factors that are affecting the industry. The report also provides current and predicted future performance of the pharmaceutical market in different regions of the world.
Preclinical Models: Innovative solutions to accelerate drug discovery and development
Business Insights

Preclinical models are developed to test lead compounds for toxicity and efficacy. They are valuable tools for minimizing development costs and reducing failures prior to the commencement of human trials. Problems with traditional animal models such as cost, ethics and suitability have prompted researchers to develop new models and systems to overcome these disadvantages.
Stem Cells Market Trends 2010: Drug Discovery/Toxicity Screening and Regenerative Medicine
Select Biosciences Ltd

This market trends report from Select Biosciences presents the results from our latest industry tracking completed in March 2010. The data presented herein are based on primary market surveys from a worldwide respondent pool of industry participants active in the stem cells field.
Scientific News
One Giant Leap for the Future of Safe Drug Delivery
Sheffield engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk ‘micro-rockets’ that can be used safely in biological environments.
How Cancer Spreads in the Body
Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Rates of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Disorder Double in 10 Years
Researchers at NIH have found that the nonmedical use of prescription opioids has more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013.
Self-Assembling Protein Shell for Drug Delivery
Made-to-order nano-cages open possibilities of shipping cargo into living cells or fashioning small chemical reactors.
Guided Chemotherapy Missiles
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
‘Human-on-a-Chip’ Could Replace Animal Testing
Researchers are developing a “human-on-a-chip,” a miniature external replication of the human body, integrating biology and engineering with a combination of microfluidics and multi-electrode arrays.
A New Approach to Chemical Synthesis
Communesins, originally found in fungus, could hold potential as cancer drugs.
‘Missing Tooth’ Hydrogels Handle Hard-to-Deliver Drugs
Rice University’s custom hydrogel traps water-avoiding molecules for slow delivery.
Copper is Key in Burning Fat
Berkeley Lab scientist says results could provide new target for obesity research.
Business News
Mironid Announces Closing of £4.3M Series A Financing
Financing will be used to support programmes focused on degenerative kidney disease, major inflammatory disease and cancer.
Carbylan, KalVista Enter into Share Purchase Agreement
KalVista to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Carbylan, and KalVista shareholders to become majority owners of Carbylan upon the closing of the transaction.
MESO-BRAIN Initiative Receives €3.3M
The MESO-BRAIN consortium has received a prestigious award of €3.3 million in funding from the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technology (FET) scheme.
Exploring the Biopharma Industry's Evolving Risk Model
Study highlights biopharma industry's current and future growth drivers.
GSK Publishes Promising New Data for COPD Drug
Pioneering GSK study provides important new data on the effectiveness of Relvar Ellipta (FF/VI) when used in everyday clinical practice.
DefiniGEN Raises £1.5M
Company has announced that the investment will be used to fund commercial launch of new pancreatic and lung stem cell products for drug discovery and regenerative medicine.
MacroGenics, Janssen Collaborate
MacroGenics has announced a global collaboration and license agreement for MGD015, a preclinical bispecific molecule, with Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Norvartis Splits Drug Business into Pharma, Oncology Divisons
Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology will form the Innovative Medicines Division at Novartis.
AbbVie to Acquire StemCentrx
Transaction valued at approximately $5.8 billion, with additional milestones payable upon successful completion of pre-determined clinical and regulatory achievements.
The Jackson Laboratory, Calico Collaborate
The Jackson Laboratory and Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, have announced a multi-year collaboration focused on applying mouse genetics to the study of aging.

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Platform Agnostic Data Processing Routine for Targeted and Untargeted Metabolite Identification in Drug Discovery
1Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), 8 King Street East, Toronto, ON. M5C 1B5. Canada; 2ACD/Labs, Moscow, Russia

A discussion of a new informatics solution that addresses common challenges in metabolite identification and characterization--from LC/MS data processing and metabolites prediction to reporting and databasing of assembled biotransformation knowledge.
A Novel Set of Serum-Free, Xeno-Free Differentiation Media for Adipogenesis, Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Various Tissue Sources
Biological Industries

An overview of a novel SF, XF differentiation system which enables achieving defined conditions for rapid generation of differentiated hMSCs towards tissue engineering and drug screening applications.
Molecular Abnormalities in Schizophrenia: Neurotransmission, Oxidative Stress, and Apoptosis
1Section of Biomolecular Medicine, Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, U.K. 2

A multi-platform approach was employed to analyse distinct brain regions implicated in schizophrenia.
Accurate Mass Spectral Database: Harnessing the Power of High Performance Mass Spectrometry at Long Last
LECO Corporation, Moscow State University

Standard mixtures comprising of alkanes, PAHs, semivolatiles, and pesticides were analyzed using a high resolution time-of-flight (HRTOF) mass spectrometer—Pegasus GC-HRT (LECO Corporation, Saint Joseph,MI)—at 10 spectra-per-second (m/z40–300) in high resolution mode (25,000 at FWHH). The resulting chromatographic peaks were automatically found, deconvoluted, and curated into an Accurate Mass Library (AML).
Super-resolution single molecule localization microscopy of the exocytotic machinery underlying insulin secretion.
Heriot-Watt Univeristy

Single molecule imaging of the tSNARE proteins involved in insulin secretion.
Automated Sample Preparation of Whole Blood for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Diagnostics by LC-MS using a Commercial Autosampler
1 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics , Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz; 2 CTC Analytics AG; Industriestrasse 20, CH-4222 Zw

In this poster the parameters necessary to automatically prepare whole blood samples for online LC-MS applications in the field of diagnostics and TDM have been investigated. A strategy and the most important parameters are shown for the optimization of a PAL RTC autosampler
for the preparation of whole blood samples.
Development and Application of Quantitative Immunoassays for Major Milk Allergens Bos d 5 (β-lactoglobulin) and Bos d 11 (β-casein)
1. Indoor Biotechnologies, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2. INRA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

In this study, we sought to develop accurate, sensitive and reliable assays that would enable quantification of multiple milk allergens.

Diagnosing Coral disease with Metabolomic Markers
NYUAD

Application of untargeted metabolomics for the identification of disease markers in corals
Quantitative Cell-Based Bioassays for Individual and Combination Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy Targets
Promega Corporation

Immune checkpoint receptors are promising new immunotherapy
targets for the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer and
autoimmune-mediated disorders. We developed a suite of cell-based
bioluminescent reporter bioassays for individual and combination
immune checkpoint immunotherapy targets including: PD-1 (PD-L1 or PD-L2), CTLA-4, LAG-3, TIGIT, PD-1+TIGIT, GITR, 4-1BB, CD40, and OX40.

A Novel Set of Serum-Free, Xeno-Free Differentiation Media for Adipogenesis, Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Various Tissue Sources
Biological Industries

An overview of a novel SF, XF differentiation system which enables achieving defined conditions for rapid generation of differentiated hMSCs towards tissue engineering and drug screening applications
Application Notes
Evaluation of the IntelliQube® for Gene Expression Analysis using a One-Step RT-PCR Workflow
Douglas Scientific

A recent study demonstrates the ability of the IntelliQube® and associated Array Tape®, to process RNA samples using a one-step RT-PCR workflow, opening the door to a variety of RNA screening applications including gene expression or viral detection and quantification.
Characterizing The Microstructure Of ‘Worm-Like Micelles’ Using Rheology
Malvern Instruments Limited


Determining the Fluorescence Limit of Detection for a Given Flourophore
Malvern Instruments Limited

This note works through an experiment to approximately establish a baseline in terms of the fluorescence limit of detection for a given fluorophore.
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.
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