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Microinjecting CRISPR: Options and Key Considerations for Creating Transgenic Animal ModelsMicroinjecting CRISPR: Options and Key Considerations for Creating Transgenic Animal Models
Join us to learn about experimental approaches and real-life examples for creating transgenic animal models using CRISPR.
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
“Amazing Protein Diversity” Discovered in Maize
The genome of the corn plant – or maize, as it’s called almost everywhere except the US – “is a lot more exciting” than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effort to analyze and annotate the depth of the plant’s genetic resources.
Invasive Species Could Cause Billions in Agriculture Damages
Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion-dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international researchers.
Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
With drug development costs topping $1.2bn (£850 million) to get a single treatment to the point it can be sold and used in the clinic, could genetic analysis save hundreds of millions of dollars?
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Scoliosis Linked to Disruptions in Spinal Fluid Flow
A new study in zebrafish suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence.
More Research Needed to Ensure Gene Drive Safety
Gene-Drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into environment a new report calls for more research and robust assessment.
Genetic Basis of Petunia Variation Uncovered
A large international team of researchers, including scientists from Wageningen University, have now sequenced the entire genome of two different wild petunia species, and published this in the important scientific journal Nature Plants.
Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe
Distinction between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding becoming less clear, says new report on GE crops.
Breeding More Climate Resilient Brassicas
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how a gene that helps determine plant flowering time could help us breed better brassicas in the face of climate change.
One Step Closer To Developing Non-Allergenic 'Super' Peanuts
Scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global research team that have identified genes in peanuts that when altered will be able to prevent an allergic response in humans.
Business News
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.
TGAC Trains The Next Generation Of Rice Breeders In Vietnam
Scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in partnership with Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI) begin their bioinformatics training programme in Vietnam to identify 600 rice varieties to accelerate crop breeding.
Bayer Makes Offer to Acquire Monsanto
Bayer executives recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto Company.
WSU, Chinese Company Collaborate
MOU has established the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership that will lead to the two institutions jointly addressing global food security issues.
Caribou Biosciences Raises $30M
Comapny has announced the completion of a $30 million Series B financing round.

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Microinjecting CRISPR: Options
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The Lipidyzer™ Platform: A Rev
19 Jul 2016
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ePosters
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).
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
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.
Application Notes
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.
Analysis of Organophosphorus Pesticides with Agilent 7820 Gas Chromatograph Flame Photometric Detector


The Agilent 7820 series gas chromatograph (GC) equipped with a flame photometric detector (FPD) provides high sensitivity, good linearity, and stability for the analysis of organophosphorus pesticides.
Analysis of Glycerin and Glycerides in Biodiesel (B100) Using ASTM D6584 and EN14105
Agilent Technologies

This application provides complete system configuration as well as guidelines for successful analysis of free glycerin and total glycerides in biodiesel.
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