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Paul Collinson, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking at Point of Care Diagnostics 2015
Development of a Point-of-Care Diagnostic for Influenza Detection with Antiviral Treatment Effectiveness IndicationDevelopment of a Point-of-Care Diagnostic for Influenza Detection with Antiviral Treatment Effectiveness Indication
Richard Murdock, USAF, speaking at Point of Care Diagnostics 2015

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014
HTStec

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
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.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
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.
Biomarkers Market 2013 - 2020
Allied Market Research

Disease diagnostic application remains the key area of application that is expected to reach 6.1 $billion in 2020. However, application of diagnostic biomarkers in forensics and molecular diagnostics is catching up quite significantly. Molecular diagnostics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.6% from 2013 to 2020.
DNA Sequencing
RI Technologies

This report presents an in depth analysis of DNA sequencing market. The study emphasizes on both, the methods and instruments/software of DNA sequencing in medical research, agriculture and animal husbandry and DNA testing and forensics application areas.
Blood - Components, Testing & Collection
RI Technologies

This market insight report gives an insight into global blood ? components, testing and collection market. The report also provides market analytics by Product Type.
Bionanotechnology
RI Technologies

This report on Bionanotechnology studies the impact of nanotechnology in various biotechnology applications. The study focuses on major applications including food, drug discovery and development, diagnostic tools and devices, and other (bionanosensors).
Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on multi-mode microplate readers carried out in September 2013.
Scientific News
Featured Article - Personalized Screening for Ovarian Cancer
Personalized Screening for Ovarian Cancer
With 60% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer dying within five years of diagnosis there has been considerable efforts to try to detect the disease at an earlier stage.

Chemists Design a Quantum-Dot Spectrometer
New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.
More Accurate Prediction on Prognosis in Multiple Myeloma (Bone Marrow Cancer)
Test of Dutch-based SkylineDx gives patients better insight in their chances and enables clinicians to adjust their treatment.
Bedside Ebola Diagnostic
A new test can accurately diagnose Ebola virus disease within minutes, providing clinicians with crucial information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.
New Genetic Form of Obesity and Diabetes Discovered
Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans.
Expanding the DNA Alphabet: 'Extra' DNA Base Found to be Stable in Mammals
A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular function.
New Tool Identifies Novel Compound Targeting Causes of Type 2 Diabetes
Study identifies small-molecule compound that protects cells against ER stress.
Researchers Develop New Breath Test to Diagnose Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer
Test will now be tested in a larger trial involving three hospitals in London.
Software Differences can Skew Medical Scan Results
Differences in software can significantly skew results of medical scans commonly used in clinical care and research.
New Tool on Horizon for Surgeons Treating Cancer Patients
Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers.
Business News
Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Laboratory Outreach Service Business
Transaction to extend laboratory partnership serving patients and physicians in Southern California while bolstering Quest's growth strategy in the region.
LINK Strengthens Presence in Japan with New Distribution Agreements
Link Technologies appoints Cosmo Bio and Shigematsu to work alongside Gene Design.
Allscripts Takes $200m Equity Position in Nanthealth
The companies have announced they have taken a significant step forward in their strategic partnership through two cross-investments and a strengthening of their commercial agreement.
QIAGEN,Biotype Diagnostics Form Partnership
New “Biotype Innovation” to develop workflows for personalized health-care and other applications based on QIAGEN’s ModaPlex platform.
New IONA® Test Clinical Data Showcased
New clinical data was presented at the World Congress in Fetal Medicine.
Agilent Technologies Launches New Products for Analyzing Biotherapeutics
Expanded AdvanceBio portfolio enables scientists to speed research and lower costs.
Protagen AG Achieves ISO 13485 Certification
The ISO 13485 certification covers the development, production and distribution of in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) for autoimmune diseases.
Baylor, DNAnexus Collaborate
Partnership sets out to develop HgV, a new iteration of HGSC's Mercury, a BCM-developed data processing and variant calling pipeline for analyzing and annotating next-generation sequencing data in research and clinical contexts.
Debiopharm Acquires FibroTrap Sample Processing Technology from Spinomix
FibroTrap improves sensitivity and shortens time taken from sample collection to results.
ACD Completes $22 Million Series C Equity Financing
Proceeds will accelerate commercialization and launch of new technology platforms.

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ePosters
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.
ENZYME COATED MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES FOR USE IN CONTINUOUS FLOW MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES
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.


Electric Field-Induced Release and Measurement (EFIRM) can detect EGFR mutations directly from body fluids of lung cancer patients
School of Dentistry and Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles, California. Institute of Clinical Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Pathology, Na

In patients with NSCLC, Electric Field–Induced Release and Measurement (EFIRM) can detect EGFR mutations directly in saliva. This enables clinicians to adjust their therapeutic strategies in a timely fashion, consequently improving the clinical outcome of EGFR-targeted therapy.

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
Hamilton

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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