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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
Featured Article - Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution
Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution
Advances in molecular biology, coupled with the miniaturization and improved sensitivity of assays and devices in general, have enabled a new wave of point-of-care (POC) or “bedside” diagnostics.

Smartphone Laboratory Detects Cancer
Researchers develop low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphonecapable of analysing multiple samples simultaneously.
Nanomedicine for Breast Cancer Treatment
Using nanoparticles measuring only billionths of a meter in size, doctors are able to deliver drug molecules directly to the affected tissue.
Clamping Down on Biomolecules
Physicists have developed a novel nanotool that provides a means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.
MRIs for Fetal Health
Algorithm could help analyze fetal scans to determine whether interventions are warranted.
Illumina Contributes to ClinVar Database
The contribution includes variants of all classifications, from pathogenic to benign, identified during interpretation of whole genome sequences generated in the CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory.
Signaling Pathway Could Be Key to Improved Osteoporosis Treatment
Inhibition of SIK2 enzyme both stimulates bone formation and reduces bone breakdown in animal model.
Supercomputers Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics
Researchers push the boundaries of cancer research through high-performance computing to map the human immunone.
Transgenomic, Precipio Diagnostics Merger
Merger will creates a robust diagnostic platform focused on improving accuracy of cancer diagnoses.
Inflammation Test May Predict Cardiovascular Disease
An assessment combining measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.
Business News
TATAA Biocenter, SimplicityBio Announce Biomarker Partnership
The partnership offers a complete solution comprising biomarker discovery, assay and protocol optimization, analytical validation, standardization, and clinical validation leading to robust and reliable biomarker signatures for diagnostics, prognostics and theranostics.
Agilent’s Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Companion Dx Receives Expanded FDA Approval
Agilent’s Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx has an expanded label approved by the U.S. FDA for use in determining PD-L1 expression status to inform treatment in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).
smartLAB 2017: For Tomorrow’s Intelligent Laboratories
smartLAB 2017 will be held 16-18 May at LABVOLUTION along side BIOTECHNICA life sciences show.
Danaher’s Cepheid Acquisition Receives Required Regulatory Clearances
Cepheid announced that antitrust clearances have been received or the requisite waiting periods have expired, as applicable.
FDA Approves Immucor's Sickle Cell Trait Test for Screening Blood Donors
Company's PreciseType® HEA Test now recognized as a tool to identify SCT negative units in addition to extended antigen typings all in one test.
Sedia Biosciences, Floragenex Merger
Merger will help expand Floragenex's expertise in the product and diagnostic spaces while helping to grow existing genomic services business.
Zika Test Named “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science
The low-cost, paper-based diagnostic could reduce spread of the Zika virus by revolutionizing the ease, speed and accuracy of its diagnosis in the clinic or in the field.
Rady Children’s Institute, Edico Genome Collaborate
Collaboration aims to expand and scale ultra-rapid, 26-hour whole-genome based diagnoses of critically Ill newborns.
Consistency and Data Sharing Vital to Unlock Value of Genetic Testing
Dr Matthew Hurles, co-founder of Congenica, will explain how the bottlenecks of consistency and data sharing are being addressed in a presentation at ASHG.
Globavir, Bio-Rad Partner
Company will license Globavir's PanGlobTM dengue detection technology for use in an assay that includes dengue virus detection.

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Blood Transcriptomic Diagnosis of Active TB with Five Genes
1Infection & Immunity, University College London, UK 2Department of Microbiology, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, UK 3Blizard Institute, Queen Mary Univ

This study aimed to identify the minimal set of genes that can accurately diagnose active TB, both pulmonary and extrapulmonary, and evaluate their specificity.
Experimental design considerations for efficient and specific gene knockin using a CRISPR-Cas9 for HDR with synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA
Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare

Precise genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9 and single-stranded DNA oligo or double-stranded DNA plasmid donors via homology-directed repair (HDR).
Exosomes promote survival in squamous head and neck cancer cells after ionizing radiation
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Radiation Biology, Neuherberg, Germany / Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Exosomes are important intercellular communicators in the acute radiation stress-response. These nanometer-sized extracellular vesicles confer protective signals to neighboring cells and therefore promote the tumorigenic and radioresistant phenotype of head and neck cancer cells.
Development of a Homogenous RSV Neutralization Assay on the Mirrorball Fluorescence Cytometer: A Simple, Safe and Robust Approach for High-throughput Screening
TTP Labtech Ltd, Melbourn Science Park, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG86EE, UK.

Here we present the development and implementation of a simple RSV-neutralization assay on TTP Labtech’s mirrorball fluorescence cytometer.
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.
Deep Phenotyping - Harnessing Data Richness for Unsupervised High-Content Analysis
Institute of high performance Computing, Astar

Recognising the key challenges, we develop an end-to-end computational framework for HCA dubbed “Deep Phenotyping” that perform unsupervised analysis to leverage on the data richness for the discovery of unknown sub-phenotypes with minimal labeling cost.
Clinical Applications of “Liquid biopsy” in the Colorectal Cancer Treatmen
Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama. Japan

Liquid biopsy provides a circulating biomarker not only for treatment response but decision making of a sequential strategy.
Finite element modelling for the optimization of temperature control in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) SelfDiagnostics Deutschland GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

The presented finite element model aims to help in the development of Lab-on-a-Chip devices which require temperature control. The model simulates the thermal system in such devices to enable in silico validation of designs and geometry optimization, and aims to be a versatile tool supporting multiple temperature control methods.

Finite element modelling for the optimization of temperature control in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) SelfDiagnostics Deutschland GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

The presented finite element model aims to help in the development of Lab-on-a-Chip devices which require temperature control. The model simulates the thermal system in such devices to enable in silico validation of designs and geometry optimization, and aims to be a versatile tool supporting multiple temperature control methods.
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.
Rapid Point of use DNAble® Assay for Salmonella enterica using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire®
Douglas Scientific

With greater portability than real-time PCR instrumentation, the AmpliFire produces rapid and accurate results in the field or in the lab without cumbersome equipment or reagents. In a recent study, the AmpliFire® accurately detected the presence of Salmonella enterica using both purified genomic DNA and a crude sample preparation method, making it a powerful tool for point of use applications.
Microbial Detection and Quantification Using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) is a powerful tool for the quantification of microorganisms and are used in many fields. In this study commercially available microbial NAT kits were successfully miniaturized from 20 µL to 1.6 µL reaction volumes using the IntelliQube. The IntelliQube delivers efficient and economical high throughput sample processing for microbial qPCR applications.
Evaluation of a New Accurate, Automated and Cost-effective Approach for the Analysis of Pharmacologically Important Copy Number Variation
Douglas Scientific

The IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific® is designed to address the need for accurate and reliable results for studies such as CNV determination.
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.
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