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Webcasts
No image is availableLessons Learned from Implementing a National Infrastructure in Sweden for Storage and Analysis of Next-generation Sequencing Data
Ola Spjuth, Uppsala University, speaking at Advances in NGS & Big Data 2014
Webcasts - Analysis of Gene and microRNA Function through High-Content ScreeningAnalysis of Gene and microRNA Function through High-Content Screening
Miguel Mano, ICGEB Trieste, speaking at High Content Analysis 2014

Market Reports
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
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.
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.
Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research

This report on Stem Cell Research gives a market insight into the ever progressing and debatable market of Stem Cell Research segmented by type, technology and therapeutic area.
Security Technologies in Biotechnology
RI Technologies

The report serves as a guide to security technology industry for biotechnology applications, covering more than 350 companies that are engaged in security technology/products and services.
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.
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.
Bioinformatics
RI Technologies

This report gives a market insight into products and services used in the bioinformatics industry. The market is analyzed by product and applications; Database, Software and Hardware form the product categories, finding applications in Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and other (Drug Discovery, Cheminformatics, and Pharmacogenomics).
Biomarkers
RI Technologies

This report on focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas. The study also provides global market analysis for biomarkers by disease area and by prominent biomarker identification technologies.
Big Data Market in India 2013
Netscribes

The report highlights the current as well as the future big data market scenario in India. The report furnishes explicit details on the crucial aspects of the overall market to provide a holistic view, with the aide of crisp and insightful representation of market data.
Scientific News
Single Animal to Human Transmission Event Responsible for 2014 Ebola Outbreak
NIH-funded scientist uses latest genomic technology to make discovery.
Repressing the Repressors May Drive Tissue-Specific Cancers
Stowers scientists establish Drosophila and mammalian models to study mutations found in pediatric brain tumors.
Genetic Basis for Rabbit Domestication Revealed
Research presents key findings in the DNA make-up of the common mammal’s brain and nervous system, which determines how wild rabbits were genetically transformed to domestic rabbits.
Fighting Prostate Cancer with a Tomato-Rich Diet
New research suggests that men who eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Scientists Looking Across Human, Fly and Worm Genomes Find Shared Biology
Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity and regulation among species.
Cancer-Fighting Drugs Might Also Stop Malaria Early
A number of compounds have been identified which could be used to fight malaria.
Evolutionary History of Honeybees Revealed by Genomics
Researchers found that glaciation and historic climate change has significantly impacted honeybee populations.
NIH Announces the Launch of 3 Integrated Precision Medicine Trials
ALCHEMIST is for patients with certain types of early-stage lung cancer.
Cancer Leaves a Common Fingerprint on DNA
Chemical alterations to genes appear key to tumor development.
Researchers Obtain Key Insights into How the Internal Body Clock is Tuned
New way to regulate internal body clocks by long non-coding RNA.
Business News
Pfizer, Merck to Evaluate Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen
This multi-center, open-label clinical study will be conducted by Pfizer and is expected to begin in 2015.
Lucigen, Thermo Fisher to Release New Mate Pair Library Technology
The Ion PGM is a fast and cost-effective platform for next generation sequencing applications.
Rosetta Genomics Expands Management Team
Brings extensive track record in leading commercial teams and driving revenues in microRNA, oncology and thyroid diagnostics.
Exploring Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening
Genedata customers will discuss innovations in high content imaging, high throughput screening, compound combination screening, and other related topics at User Group Meetings.
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene Enter Clinical Collaboration Agreement
Phase I study to evaluate OPDIVO (nivolumab), Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, with Celgene’s ABRAXANE® for multiple cancers.
Illumina Announces Oncology CDx Partnership with AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi
Illumina, forms collaborative partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology test system.
NIH Launches 3 Integrated Precision Medicine Trials
Findings to answer questions about addition of targeted therapies in earlier stage disease and help understand the prevalence and natural history of these genomic changes in earlier stage lung cancer.
Roche, Garvan Institute Epigenomic Partnership
Roche and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research today announce a collaboration to develop new technologies for targeted epigenomic analysis using DNA sequencing.
FDA Approves Roche’s Advanced Cervical Cancer Chemotherapy
Avastin is the first biologic medicine approved in combination with chemotherapy to help women with this type of cancer live longer than with chemotherapy alone.
VolitionRx Invests in Laboratory Automation System
Automation will accelerate analysis of blood samples for expanded colorectal cancer screening trial.

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ePosters
PRESEPSIN, A SOLUBLE CD14-SUBTYPE, A POSSIBLE NEW BIOMARKER INCREASES IN SEPTIC PATIENTS’ PLASMA FROM PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT.
1) Department of Laboratory Medicine, 2) Department of Pediatrics, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital

Increased plasma concentration of soluble CD14-subtype (presepsin) was observed in pediatric patients with bacteremia. Presepsin could be a possible biomarker of sepsis in pediatric patients, however, their reference interval in children could be lower than that of adults. More studies with larger number of samples are required to confirm the result.

A Novel Approach Toward Microfluidic Drug Metabolite Synthesis – Electrosynthetic Methodology Simulating Cytochrome (CYP450) Oxidation
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona and Syrris Ltd

A novel microfluidic technology and electrochemical synthesis method is demonstrated for the efficient generation of known drug metabolites. These metabolites are typically generated on first pass hepatic oxidation in vivo. The FLUX Module, a new microfluidic electrochemical cell manufactured by Syrris Ltd., has been employed to generate the metabolites of five commercial drugs: Tolbutamide, Chlorpromazine, Diclofenac, Primidone and Albendazole.
A complete workflow from sample preparation to analysis using SureSelect target enrichment system for Ion Proton semiconductor sequencing
Agilent Technologies

Agilent’s SureSelect Target Enrichment for the Ion Proton Platform provides a comprehensive, efficient, robust, and cost-effective means to sequence subsets of the human genome.

Characterization of the prehaustorial resistance against leaf rust (Puccinia triticina f. sp. tritici) in Einkorn (Triticum monococcum) by massive analysis of cDNA ends (MACE)
1 Julius Kuehn-Institute (JKI) Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany 2 Interdisciplinary Center for Crop Pla

Triticum monococcum, a valuable source for horizontal resistance against P. triticina was analyzed microscopically and by transcriptional profiling. MACE showed the increased expression of chitinases, kinases, peroxidases and pathogenesis related genes in the first 8 hai. The high number of differentially expressd tags and the knowledge about SNPs facilitates in silico mapping and the development of polymorphic markers which may accelerate the transfer of this prehaustorial resistance
Genetic progress in the Romanian triticale breeding program
National Agricultural Research Development Institute Fundulea

Since 1984 yield raised up to 43 kg / ha¹ and year¹ or 0.74 % /year¹ this progress being achieved mainly by improving fertility of spikes, plumpness of kernel, the test weight and introduction of short straw RhtB1b (Rht1) and Ddw1 (Hl) genes. In order to improve the yield stability, under predictions of global climatic changes, improvement of genetic diversity to powdery mildew, leaf and yellow rusts, virus and spike diseases and also for pre-harvest sprouting are still demanded.
Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Genetic integrity of rice seeds during ageing and gene bank storage by SSR analysis
Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria.

Rice seeds loose germination capacity with ageing. Loses in genetic integrity was found to occur during artificial ageing at a time when percentage germination declined to 54%.
A non-destructive method to assess changes in the biomass of small-grain cereals under field conditions
1 IRTA (Institute for food and Agricultural Research and Technology), Field Crops Program, 25198 Lleida, Spain;

The poster describes a non-destructive method to assess biomass based on remote sensing techniques. This method is suitable for field phenotyping and it is useful to assess biomass evolution as well as to estimate radiation use efficiency.
Characterization of nitrogen use efficiency in a winter wheat collection
Nitrogen use efficiency; winter wheat

The first-year dataset of the three year experiment has been analysed. To find out, which genotype is recommended for intensive and which one is for extensive cultivation, the performances of the varieties were characterized under low and also under favourable nitrogen supply. The varieties were also ranked based on the increased level of their performance due to the nitrogen supply. Correlations between the measured phenotypic data and the NUE parameters were also calculated.
Application Notes
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
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.
3D Cell Culture: mimicking real tissue
Tecan Group Ltd.

Technological advances in the last couple of years have enabled 3D scaffolds to be engineered that offer a real proxy for the in vivo environment which can be easily and routinely used in a cell culture laboratory. Alvetex Scaffold enables cells to develop natural, in vivo-like intercellular interactions, providing an ideal environment for real three-dimensional growth and nutrient exchange that is comparable to intra-capillary exchange in living tissues.
Colony Picking - fully automated screening of fungi
Tecan Group Ltd.

Manual screening processes are very costly and time consuming. This ambitious project for high throughput screening (HTS) of cellulase-producing fungal strains demonstrates the high capacity and unique features of the Freedom EVO colony picking workstation. The picking of fungi is more complex than for typical bacterial colonies, and requires advanced selection criteria to be combined with complex pipetting and a tip movement that mimics the manual picking process.
Automating ELISAs on Tecan’s Freedom EVO® using Optimiser™ technology from Siloam Biosciences
Tecan Group Ltd.

One of the challenges in life sciences research today is to discover methods for running key assays more quickly, more reliably and using lower volumes of reagents and sample, but still with improved sensitivity. One area where this particularly holds true is for traditional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), whose application provides a useful measurement of antigens, including cytokines and a host of other biomarkers.
Molecular indexing for improved RNA-Seq analysis
Bioo Scientific

Most modern methods for nucleic acid analysis require the use of enzyme processing, such as DNA polymerase reactions, in the sample preparation or measurement steps. Although necessary, these enzymatic steps introduce errors in the form of incorrect sequence and misrepresented copy number. NEXTflex™ qRNA-Seq™ Kit from Bioo Scientific adds no additional steps to the work flow, costs no more than a conventional library preparation kit and increases the precision of downstream analysis.
An Integrated Solution to Simplify Library Preparation and Multiplexing for NimbleGen Sequence Capture
Bioo Scientific

The studies described herein demonstrate the capability of Bioo Scientific’s novel NEXTFlex™ DNA Pre-Capture Combo Library construction kits used in conjunction with the NimbleGen Sequence Capture technology to obtain high coverage comparative genomic data from a panel of human HapMap DNA samples.
BRD4 Bromodomain 1 Inhibitor Screening Using a Homogeneous Proximity Assay
BioTek Instruments

Demonstration of profiling and primary screening of an epigenetic target; a histone acetylating bromodomain. This is a TR-FRET based application highlighting the use of automated instrumentation and a high-throughput screening (HTS) multi-mode microplate reader.
Integration of Liquid Handler Quality Control Into the HTS Daily Routine
Artel

This application note describes how the Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System can be used to assess the performance of the liquid handlers integrated into a PerkinElmer cell::explorer high throughput screening (HTS) system.
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