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Webcasts - Translation of Omic Data into Personalised Oncology Tools The Challenge and the RewardTranslation of Omic Data into Personalised Oncology Tools The Challenge and the Reward
William Gallagher, University College Dublin, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.
Webcasts - Plasma Vitronectin Predicts Response to Fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Plasma Vitronectin Predicts Response to Fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Sarah Hayes, University of Sydney, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Epigenetic Modification Screening Trends 2014

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

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.
Companion Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the companion diagnostics (CDx) and personalized medicine marketplace. Personalized medicine is a broad field with several stakeholders all of which must be aligned in order to capture the immense potential value in targeting therapeutics to the correct patient population—the field of stratified medicine.
Molecular Diagnostics: Market Landscape
Datamonitor plc

This report analyzes the emerging sector of molecular diagnostics. It provides a clear classification, assessing the leading technologies and key tests that are positioned in this exciting area of diagnostics. The current MDx market size and leading players are analyzed, with a market forecast of the MDx segment as well as the total in vitro diagnostic market over 2010-16 provided.
Innovations in Combating Infectious Diseases: Opportunities in therapeutics and diagnostics through application of proteomics, genomics, nanotechnology, and novel sources of lead generation
Business Insights

This report makes a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the cutting edge of research aiming to reveal how bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions infect and affect their hosts. It also assesses the new technologies and techniques that are being used to design and develop the anti-infective drugs and diagnostic methods of the 21st century.
The Future of Molecular Diagnostics: Innovative technologies driving market opportunities in personalized medicine
Business Insights

This report analyzes the current and potential world markets for molecular diagnostics, including advances in the field. This report generally forecasts future growth to 2015. The report breaks down market forecasts by type of test and by geography. It indicates which companies have key products in the market place. It also analyzes key drivers of this market.
Multiplexed Diagnostics 2010
Select Biosciences Ltd

The multiplexed diagnostics market has grown rapidly and generated sales of approximately $2.4 billon in 2009, but is now balanced on multiple tipping points.
Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics in Diagnostics: Market landscape, innovative technologies and future outlook
Business Insights

There has been a significant transition in the diagnostic techniques created with increasing technological innovations. In the future, the focus will be on genetic study and disease predisposition, which will test patients' probability of acquiring a disease or a disorder, enabling precautionary steps.
Scientific News
When it Comes to Breast Cancer, Common Pigeon is No Bird Brain
If pigeons went to medical school and specialized in pathology or radiology, they’d be pretty good at distinguishing digitized microscope slides and mammograms of normal vs. cancerous breast tissue, a new study has found.
Mathematical Model Forecasts the Path of Breast Cancer
Chances of survival depend on which organs breast cancer tumors colonize first.
Measuring microRNAs in Blood to Speed Cancer Detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.
Biomedical Imaging at One-Thousandth the Cost
Mathematical modeling enables $100 depth sensor to approximate the measurements of a $100,000 piece of lab equipment.
Improving Outcomes for Lung Cancer and Diabetic Patients
Novel technologies have been developed with support from SBRI Healthcare funding.
New Way of Detecting Cancer
A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood.
Rapid, Portable Ebola Diagnostic
Scientists confirmed the efficiency of the novel Ebola detection method in field trials.
New, Better Test for Prostate Cancer
A study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a new test for prostate cancer is better at detecting aggressive cancer than PSA.
Blood Test Picks Out Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance
Scientists have developed a blood test that can identify key mutations driving resistance to a widely used prostate cancer drug, and identify in advance patients who will not respond to treatment.
Antibody Targets Key Cancer Marker
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a molecular structure that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine.
Business News
Aquios CL Flow Cytometer Accepted by WHO Prequalification
Fast, compact, fully automated instrument for CD4 monitoring.
Magnisense Raises €5.5 Million to Better Diagnose Cardiovascular Diseases
Long-standing shareholders take part in the funding round.
To Get Ahead Women Bio-Entrepreneurs Do It For Themselves
50 Movers and Shakers Report launched ahead of BioBeat15 conference.
Innova Biosciences Installs Colloidal Gold Bulk Production Capability
Bulk production facility enables company to support large diagnostics customers.
Epic Sciences, Abramson Cancer Center Partner
Epic Sciences has announced a collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) on multiple studies to explore biomarkers, identified by analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) at a single cell resolution, that are predictive of response to personalized cancer therapeutics.
SCIENION and Greiner Bio-One Enter a Collaboration
Collaboration for the development of rapid diagnostic tests.
Pre Diagnostics Raises €1.5M to CE Mark Early Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Beta-amyloid degradation products seen as key biomarkers.
Almac Group, Illumina Collaborate
Almac Diagnostics today announced that it had entered into a collaboration with Illumina, Inc. to establish a framework for the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based companion diagnostic assays.
Protagen, Mikrogen Collaborate
Protagen and Mikrogen have agreed on a co-development program for a new diagnostic assay to distinguish between previously infected, seropositive individuals, from newly infected patients with active Lyme disease.
HEE Refreshes Branding and Launches New Website
Company strengthened its Board with the appointment of Chris Jones and Isabel Napper.

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A Microwave/Microfluidics Integrated Label-Free Detection and Content Sensing System for Point-of-Care Applications
University of Waterloo

This poster presents a droplet-based microfluidic device integrated with a microwave wave sensor, which is also a heater, for simultaneous sensing and heating of individual nanoliter-sized droplets.
LOHA Comprehensive Assay for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, Copy Number Variants and Loss of Heterozygosity Using SureSelect Target Enrichment
Agilent Technologies, Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Here we describe a comprehensive assay that enables researchers to identify SNP, INDEL, CNV, and LOH using SureSelect target enrichment. This design can be employed as a standalone entity or in concert with other bait designs for SNP and INDEL detection. We also describe methods for data analysis and visualization.
Alterations in serum thrombotic biomarker in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Dept of Biochemistry, Collage of Science, King Saud University, POB 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia

A combination of these biomarkers could serve as a useful biomarker tool to assess the prognosis of AMI. (This study was supported by National Plan for Science and Technology Program by King Saud University Project Number 08-BIO571-02).
Improved Small RNA Library Preparation Workflow for Next-Generation Sequencing
TriLink BioTechnologies

We describe an optimized small RNA NGS library prep workflow using chemically modified adapters which suppresses adapter dimers, allows for RNA inputs down to 1 ng and eliminates the need for a gel purification step, thus allowing full automation not previously possible.
Flexible automated platform for blood group genotyping on DNA microarrays
1 Établissement Français du Sang Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France. 2 Établissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint Denis, France. 3 Établissement Français du Sang Alpes-Méd

The purpose of this project was to set up and validate a flexible robotic platform using 96-well DNA microarray for multiplex blood group genotyping.
Non-invasive Liquid Biopsy
1 Life Technologies AS, Ullerchausséen 52, 0379, Oslo, Norway; 2Department of Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; 3 Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, Univ

Paramagnetic Dynabeads® magnetic beads provide a versatile, automation friendly tool for fast sensitive and high throughput isolation that can be tailored to isolate specific circulating biomarkers such as cells, exosomes and nucleic acids.
Hand-held Automated Instrument for Microchip Electrophoresis with Amperometric Detection
Micrux Technologies

Microchips electrophoresis (ME) in combination with electrochemical detection (ED) can bring a new generation of point-of-care (POC) analysis systems in which would be integrated the main steps of an analytical process.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

A novel Lab-on-a-Chip platform is presented incorporates micro-sized magnetic reaction cells capable of anchoring protein-coated MNPs addressable and selectively. Such platform allows the design of highly flexible and "programmable" execution of multienzyme processes for biocatalytic or diagnostic purposes.
Pathogenesis and Clinical Presentation of Throat Candidiasis in Durrës area, Albania

In our study we have analyzed 1317 people, in the Microbiology Laboratory of DRSH, Durrës, Albania, suspected for C. albicans throat infections. Individuals we analysed were females and males, of different age groups, for the period of time between April 2012 and December 2013.

Pathogenesis and Clinical Presentation of Throat Candidiasis in Durrës area, Albania

In our study we have analyzed 1317 people, in the Microbiology Laboratory of DRSH, Durrës, Albania, suspected for C. albicans throat infections. Individuals we analysed were females and males, of different age groups, for the period of time between April 2012 and December 2013.

Application Notes
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Automated sample preparation for the determination of testosterone in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

For accurate, reproducible quantification of testosterone, a growing number of laboratories are shifting from immunoassay to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This application note describes the preparation of serum samples for subsequent LC-MS analysis of testosterone, focusing on a streamlined workflow suitable for automation.
Validating the Expression Consistency of a Housekeeping Protein
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Housekeeping proteins (HKP) are typically used as loading controls because it is assumed that the HKP expression level remains consistent across samples. However, there is evidence that HKP expression levels change in many scenarios, including siRNA treatment, cell death, cell differentiation, etc.
A Method for Greater Reliability in Western Blot Loading Controls: Stain-Free Total Protein Quantitation
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Reliable assessment of changes in target protein levels by western blot requires measurement of both the target and loading control proteins in the linear dynamic range. Stain-free technology is a novel method introduced by Bio-Rad to visualize and quantify proteins in gels and blots.
General V3 Western Blotting Protocol
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Western blotting is a very useful and widely adopted lab technique, but the traditional procedure can be long and tedious. Researchers can assess only whether a blot image is captured at the end of the long procedure and the quality of western blot data is sometimes challenged due to poor loading controls.
Determining the Appropriate Sample Load When Using a Stain-Free V3 Western Workflow™
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Traditional western blot workflows require an appropriate sample load to detect both target proteins and loading control proteins. The discrepancy between these quantities often leads to oversaturated protein bands, forcing researchers to sometimes run two duplicate gels or titrate down the antibody concentration in order to get quantitative results.
Determining the Appropriate Film Exposure Time
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Film has a limited linear dynamic range for light detection and is often easily saturated by the chemiluminescent signals from the blot.
Determining the Appropriate Sample Load for Western Blots
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Reliable western blot data can be generated only when the proper sample amount of protein is used. Loading too much protein leads to signal saturation in western blots, yet too little produces weak signals.
Avoiding Housekeeping Protein Detection Saturation
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Reliable western blot data require detection of the target and loading control proteins in the linear dynamic range. Many published western blot images show saturated protein bands, indicating that they were not measured in the linear dynamic range. Quantitative analysis based on this type of data is not reliable.
Purification of Genomic DNA from Saliva Using Oragene® Discover Collection Kits and the Akonni TruTip® Extraction System on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR Liquid Handling Workstation

In the following studies, we have demonstrated the high precision of the automated TruTip extraction technology in processing genomic DNA from low-volume saliva samples and its advantage over competitors.
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