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Preventing Contamination in Cell Culture LabsPreventing Contamination in Cell Culture Labs
Join us to learn how to apply aseptic techniques and preventative hygiene for preventing contamination by incorporating standard procedures into your daily culture practice.
The Lipidyzer™ Platform: A Revolutionary Tool for Understanding the Role of Lipids in DiseaseThe Lipidyzer™ Platform: A Revolutionary Tool for Understanding the Role of Lipids in Disease
Join us to learn about the key challenges in lipid analysis and how the Lipidyzer platform can help you overcome them.

Market Reports
Algae Biofuel: Why Not Now?
Select Biosciences Ltd

Algae biofuel is either just around the corner or off in the distant future. Which? We used a patented technology mapping process from Emerging Tech Insights, Inc. to answer the question and to Get Beyond the Hype® in algae biofuels.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Global Pipeline of New GM Crops
European Unioins JRC

A new publication provides a detailed list of products in the commercial, regulatory and advanced R&D pipelines.
Scientific News
Genetic Ancestry of Cultivated Strawberry Unravelled
UNH scientists constructed a linkage map of the seven chromosomes of the diploid Fragaria iinumae, which allows them to fill in a piece of the genetic puzzle about the eight sets of chromosomes of the cultivated strawberry.
Controlling DNA Repair
Scientists discover that DNA repair outcomes following CRISPR-Cas9 cleaving are non-random and can be harnessed to produce desired effects.
From Fins to Fingers
New gene-editing methods help the mapping of cells linking fish fins and mammalian limbs.
Unravelling a Microbial Mess
Scientists have untangled the Kansas-based mess of microbes more fully than scientists have ever done for a sample of soil.
Tobacco Hornworm Genome Sequenced
A Kansas State University-led international team has sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm — a caterpillar species used in many research laboratories for studies of insect biology.
Zeroing In On Better Mandarin Traits
Scientists from the University of Florida have identified genetic markers that could be used to increase mandarin quality.
The Genetics Behind Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. And while much is understood about the biochemistry of anxiety, little is known about the genetic variation associated with it.
How Cloud Connectivity Can Combat the Reproducibility Crisis
This infographic explains the reproducibility crisis, and how cloud connectivity can help overcome this problem.
Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the world’s bananas.
Virus Attracts Bumblebees to Infected Plants by Changing Scent
Study of bee-manipulating plant virus reveals that replicating the scent caused by infection could encourage declining bee populations to pollinate crops.
Business News
Robots Emerging as Agricultural Co-Workers
Advanced engineering could be the solution for the sustainable intensification of agriculture, as technology for producing service robots reaches maturity.
UK-Brazil Wheat Research Projects Awarded £4M
£4M investment from BBSRC and Embrapa has been awarded to four Brazil-UK partnerships.
Monsanto, Nomad Bioscience Announce Collaboration
Monsanto and Nomad Bioscience have announced a licensing agreement whereby Monsanto has obtained rights to apply Nomad’s proprietary technology to its genome-editing projects aimed at enhancement of agricultural crops.
Robotics and Plant Intelligence Win GROW Agri-tech Competition
Agri-Tech East cluster supports pipeline of innovation with the UK's only national agri-tech business plan competition.
Benson Hill, Danforth Plant Science Center Announce Partnership
Partnership aims to create sustainable sources of bioenergy.
Illumina Announces Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant
The grant program is designed to help identify measures that can increase crop yields and improve livestock welfare and productivity to alleviate poverty and hunger in the developing world.
JBEI Scientists Unravel Systems Biology-Based Workflow
Researchers at JBEI, UCSD have developed a workflow that integrates various omics data and genome-scale models to study the effects of biofuel production in a microbial host.
Getting Generation Y Inspired by Agri-tech at Cereals 2016
Agri-Tech East’s Young Innovators' Forum bridges lab and land.
Bayer Offers $62B for Monsanto
In response to further market speculation and stakeholder inquiries, Bayer is publicly disclosing the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto.
Harvard Licenses Genotyping Platform
Novel approach aids development of drug resistance testing products for HIV.

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AgBio Summit: Agri-product Inn
06 Sep 2016
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07 Sep 2016
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ePosters
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.
A Synthetic CRISPR-Cas9 System for Homology-directed Repair
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

Synthetic, dual-RNA-encoded Cas9 is used for precise homology-directed repair (HDR) gene engineering. Both short and long (GFP) inserts are covered.
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing utilizing chemically synthesized RNA
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing using synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA or sgRNA is highly efficient and easy to use. Synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA is uniquely suited to in vitro and in vivo applications, in particular, DNA-free approach with Cas9 mRNA. Chemical synthesis of guide RNAs allows accurate and rapid production of arrayed crRNA libraries for high-confidence, loss-of-function screens.
The Case for CASE: Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation
ACD/Labs

Modern CASE systems such as Structure Elucidator Suite provide the necessary capability accurately elucidate a novel chemical structure for complex molecules based on readily available NMR data sets. This allows organizations to avoid expensive, labor-intensive, and time-consuming synthetic efforts.
A Unified Software Platform for Laboratory Informatics
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), Toronto, Canada.

Reported here are capabilities in automated workflows involving analytical data with chemical structures. Specifically described is automated homogenization of data from a set of instruments, including NMR structure verification, as one solution.
Rapid electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for protein detection in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) Protobios OÜ, Tallinn, Estonia

We present results in rapid solution impedance spectroscopy to detect protein interactions (antibody-antigen) in human serum. Two different serum-antibody mixtures are measured in cuvettes, interfaced with screen-printed electrodes to determine whether the experimental setup can detect differences in composition.
Advanced Microfluidic Mixing Device for the Study of Macromolecule Dynamics
Department of Biomedical, IIT Hyderabad

We have developed and characterized a micro-fluidic mixer to study the macro-molecule dynamics such as kinetics of protein folding, DNA sequencing, single molecule study and detection etc. on a micro-second timescale. Numerical simulation has been performed to analyse the study of mixing performance of micro-fluidics channel.
DNA-free CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering in zebrafish
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

Poster describing the advantages of a DNA-free gene editing system and the application of this system in zebrafish.
Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet
The University of Texas at Arlington and VUV Analytics

The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.

Assessing Diversity in Cassava through the Application of Metabolomics
aSchool of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK bInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

In the present study metabolomic platforms have been established for Cassava and used to assess the biodiversity present in Cassava germplasm collections and elucidate underlying biochemical mechanisms associated with traits of interest.
Application Notes
A Novel Lipid Screening Platform that Provides a Complete Solution for Lipidomics Research
SCIEX

The Lipidyzer™ Platform, powered by Metabolon®.
Novel Chemical Standards Kits Enable Facile Lipid Quantitation
SCIEX

The Lipidyzer platform provides more accurate lipid analysis with less quantitative bias.
SNP Genotyping of Field Corn Samples with LGC Genomics Chemistry on the Nexar® System
Douglas Scientific

A recent study demonstrated that the Nexar® System can be successfully used to produce repeatable and easily scored SNP genotyping results with crude preps from field corn using either KASP or probe-based SNP genotyping assays in miniaturized reaction volumes. This platform also provides significant cost savings in the form of reduced PCR reaction volumes.
Rapid point of use DNAble® assay for citrus greening disease (Candidatus Liberibacter spp.) using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire®
Douglas Scientific

In this experiment, a crude insect preparation and a DNAble assay were used to demonstrate that the AmpliFire instrument accurately detects the presence of HLB-causing bacteria consistent with a real-time PCR system. The AmpliFire offers greater portability than real-time PCR instrumentation, and is a powerful tool for point of use applications such as management of citrus greening disease.
Characterization of the FlexJet® with Multi-Array Dispense for Reduction of Chemistry Waste Due to Overage
Douglas Scientific

This study demonstrates that the Nexar® with the FlexJet multi-array dispense feature can reduce master mix consumed as dead volume by 87.5% compared to Dispense Jet single-array dispense. The capability to perform multi-array dispense with one aspiration also produces repeatable and accurate results and is an ideal solution for genotyping applications.
Muliplex SNP Genotyping of Field Corn Crude Samples with Probe-Based Assays using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

This study evaluated multiplex genotyping on the IntelliQube, a PCR instrument optimized for 1.6 µL reaction volumes in Array Tape®. It demonstrates the feasibility of achieving two SNP genotyping results in a single reaction well. IntelliQube provides cost savings through miniaturized PCR reaction volumes, shorter thermal cycling times, and multiplex reactions without compromising data quality.
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.
Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Polyunsaturated FAME in Biodiesel Made From Algae and Marine Oils
Agilent Technologies

This application note describes the configuration and performance of the Agilent 7890A GC system when using this method for the analysis of B100 biodiesel derived from algae oil.
Automating Complex Sample Preparations Using the Agilent 7696A WorkBench
Agilent Technologies

The 7696A Workbench is a standalone instrument specifically designed to automate sample preparation.
Analysis of Natural Oils and Extracts Using the Low Thermal Mass LTM Series II System
Agilent Technologies

The enantiomers of linalool and other important components of natural oils or natural extracts including cypress oil, geranium extract, balm leaves oil, and jasmin oil are separated on a multidimensional system using two separate GC ovens.
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