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Webcasts
Webcast - Capturing D Genome Variation for Wheat ImprovementCapturing D Genome Variation for Wheat Improvement
Eric Olson, Michigan State University, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Webcast - Investigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP BiosensorInvestigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP Biosensor
Elizabeth Rosethorne, Novartis, speaking at Advances in Biosensors and Biodetection.

Market Reports
Gene Expression Analysis Market by Technology, Consumables, Services & Applications - Global Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the gene expression analysis market, comprising of instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of gene expression applications.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
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.
Analysis of Global Biochips Industry, 2012-2018
Axis Research Mind

The report ‘Analysis of Global Biochips Industry, 2012-2018’ reviews the latest biochips market trends with a perceptive attempt to disclose the near-future growth prospects. An in-depth analysis on a geographic basis provides strategic business intelligence for life science sector investments.
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.
Biomarkers in Drug Discovery - Integration in Early Stage Promotes Use of Companion Diagnostics to Optimize Therapeutic Outcomes
Global Data

The report describes the history of biomarkers and their role in fulfilling the unmet needs of the conventional drug discovery process. The drivers and barriers for the biomarkers market, along with the key issues faced in the application of biomarkers in the drug discovery process, are highlighted.
Life Science Software 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

This reports into in the life science field examines the use of specialist software and databases relating to the conduct of PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA microarray, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and disease biomarker studies. The studies were carried out to assist software developers and vendors to identify market opportunities in these fields.
DNA Sequencing 2013: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

DNA sequencing is important in all areas of biological research and increasing demand for this technique is driving advances in this field, in the form of next-generation techniques. Today, laboratories use a number of different sequencing methods, however common goals include increasing throughputs and speeds, while reducing costs.
Life Science Consumables 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

Techniques such as PCR, DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry have grown significantly in the last decade and by 2015 markets for these five areas are expected to exceed $50 billion, globally. In these and related fields, consumables are generally the second or third largest area in cost terms, after instrumentation.
qPCR Assay Trends 2013
HTStec

HTStec's qPCR Assay Trends 2013 report was published on 15 April 2013. This 63 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays and instruments carried out in March 2013.
Scientific News
After a Sip of Milkshake, Genes and Brain Activity Predict Weight Gain
The new study published in The Journal Neuroscience.
Microchip Captures Clusters of Circulating Tumor Cells
Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads.
Study Looks at the Diagnostic Utility of Whole-Genome Sequencing
New research explores the potential of whole genome sequencing to revolutionize the diagnosis of genetic disorders in a clinical setting.
One Molecule at a Time
The ability to study single molecules provides tangible targets for personalised medicine.
Map Diagnostics Developing Mass Spec Test for Down Syndrome
The company hopes that this new test will provide an accessible, affordable and rapid alternative to current screening methods.
Expression of Certain Genes Changes with the Seasons
As the seasons change, so do the expression levels of many human genes, including ones involved in immune function, according to new research.
Drug Perks up Old Muscles and Aging Brains
Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.
New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster
The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team.
New Insight into Recombination and Sex Chromosomes
Not only does the platypus have some odd physical features, an updated version of its genome has also underscored the unusual genetic characteristics that it harbors.
Gene Variants Show Potential In Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes
Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists at The University of Manchester have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
Business News
Vermillion Awarded $7.5M Grant
The grant awarded is to aid the development of a multi-site pelvic mass registry.
Comprehensive Biomarker Center GmbH Accredited by German DAkkS
DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to analyze RNA-based biomarkers from body fluids.
Linkam and Cambridge IVF Collaborate to Develop New Protocols for Sperm Testing
The two companies are working together to develop new instrumentation and protocols to improve the reliability of sperm testing.
New Affordable Advanced NGS Cancer Test Launched by EKF subsidiary
Selah and GHS have partnered to produce an NGS technology, PrecisionPath, which will allow doctors to provide tailored cancer treatment based on a patients genes.
Mayo, Baylor Collaborate
They aim to study genomic links to drug metabolism and other interactions which could be used to provide more tailored patient care.
AstraZeneca and Montreal Heart Institute Partner
AstraZeneca and Montreal Heart Institute to screen 80,000 samples for cardiovascular and diabetes genetic traits.
GenomeDx Launches Genomics Data-Sharing Program
The company have launched a clinical genomics data-sharing program with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centerat Thomas Jefferson University as the first institutional partner.
Invitae Q1 Revenues Grow 10-Fold
The company have reported that they generated $1.2 million in first quarter revenues, a 10-fold increase from $118,000 in Q1 2014.
Congenica and UK Alliance Partner
This partnership aims to develop more accurate diagnostic tools that can lead to improved health outcomes for patients with genetic diseases, they announced recently.
Changing Phase of Biomarkers
Discover the current scenario and changing business models of the biomarkers field.

Events
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Circulating Biomarkers - part
09 Jun 2015
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Personalised Medicine and its
07 Oct 2015
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The Prestwick Chemical Library (R), A Valuable Tool for Screening
1. Prestwick Chemical, 220 Blvd Gonthier d'Andernach, 67400 Strasbourg-Illkirch, FRANCE 2. University of Strasbourg, Therapeuthic Innovation Laboratory, UMR7200 CNRS, Faculty of Pharmacy, 74 route du

The Prestwick Chemical Library® (PCL) is Prestwick’s flagship product dedicated to screening. It is a collection of 1280 molecules comprising 100% approved drugs (FDA, EMEA and other agencies) selected for their high chemical and pharmacological diversity. The PCL was designed to reduce the risk of "low quality" hits and therefore the cost of the initial screening, and appears to be an efficient smart library for hit discovery. The PCL comes with an extended fully-annotated database.
A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
1.-Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and Neurosciences, University of Barcelona-IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain 2.-INSERM UMR1037-Cancer Research Center of Tolouse, Universite de Tolouse, CNRS ERL5294

A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
Innovative technology that enables RNAi in difficult to transfect cells
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Investigations at Dharmacon have led to the development of innovative siRNA molecules that can be delivered into difficult-to-transfect cells without additional lipid reagents, virus, or instruments. This technology, Accell siRNA reagents, enables gene knockdown for functional genomic studies in a wide variety of cell types. In some instances, cells can be continuously dosed with Accell siRNAs to enable target gene knockdown for extended durations.
THe AtSCL26 transcription factor controls cross-talk between GA and N root architecture in Arabidopsis thaliana roots
University of Warwick

Phenotypic and molecular evidence supports the hypothesis that developmental program enabling nodule formation arose during evolution from a lateral root ‘blueprint’ pre-existing in all higher plants . We reasoned that analyzing Arabidopsis genes orthologous to regulators of nodulation could shed insight on control of lateral root development. This led us to the discovery that an Arabidopsis GRAS family transcription factor controls lateral root development under specific nitrogen conditions.
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.
Polymer Microarrays for Biomaterial Development
1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh 2. Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh 3. Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 4. Centre for Virus Res

The application of polymer microarrays in the discovery of biocompatible and bioactive substrates. Progress towards biomaterial development for the treatment of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome), and improving cervical cytology.
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing
ReproCELL, Inc.

Human iPS-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato™) and cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio 2™) are useful for in vitro toxicity assays.
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.
Droplet-on-Demand Platform for Biochemical Screening & Drug Discovery
[1] University of Cambridge, UK [2] The Dolomite Center, 27 Jarman Way, Royston, SG8 5HW, UK [3] ETH Zürich, SWITZERLAND [4] Imperial College London, UK [5] University of Southampton, UK

To demonstrate droplet on demand applications towards study of biological entities encapsulated in nanoliter droplets. Interfacing a droplet on demand platform with microfluidic chips allows for merging and dilution of droplets. This feature is applied to encapsulate yeast cells (S. cerevisiae) and multicellular organisms (C. elegans).
Application Notes
Directional qRNA-Seq: Combining the Power of Stranded RNA-Seq with the Quantitative Precision of Molecular Labels
Bioo Scientific

Bioo Scientific introduces a novel product for advanced RNA-Seq library preparation that features strand-specific RNA sequencing and correction of PCR amplification bias by molecular indexing: the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional qRNA-Seq™ Kit.
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.
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.
Rapid, High Throughput Extraction and Purification of Genomic DNA from Whole Blood Using the Akonni TruTip® Extraction System on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR Liquid Handling System
Hamilton

This application note demonstrates the high precision of the automated extraction system in processing genomic DNA from low volume whole blood samples and its advantage over competitors.
Next Generation Sequencing Method for Illumina TruSeq DNA Sample Preparation Protocol on the Hamilton STAR
Hamilton

The purpose of the TruSeq sample preparation protocol is to add adapter sequences onto the ends of DNA fragments to generate multiplexed sequencing libraries. Good liquid handling is crucial for pipetting precise volumes for example for Agilent Bioanalyzer.
A Fluorescence Based Assay of the Epigenetic Enzyme Histonedeacetylase 1 (HDAC1)
BMG LABTECH

Post-translational histone modifications like acetylation play a pivotal role in the epigenetic regulation of transcription. Catalyzing the latter reaction HDACs affect various cellular processes especially cancerogenesis. Although the mechanism of starting cancerogenesis by epigenetic events is not clearly explained inhibition of HDACs has highlighted as a viable principle in cancer therapy.
A MIQE Case Study — Effect of RNA Sample Quality and Reference Gene Stability on Gene Expression Data
Bio-Rad Laboratories

In this study, the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) protein, MCM7, was selected as a model target gene to investigate the importance of appropriate reference gene selection and RNA sample quality as described by the MIQE guidelines.
Application of the Amplifluor® SNPs Genotyping System using a FLUOstar OPTIMA Microplate Reader
BMG Labtech

The detection of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) is an important tool for researchers in order to find mutations in DNA sequences. In this application note we describe a homogeneous fluorescence assay based on PCR. The Amplifluor® SNPs HT Genotyping System from Millipore was used to screen a number of samples with the help of the FLUOstar OPTIMA multidetection microplate reader from BMG LABTECH.
High Yield and Quality with Thermo Scientific Microtiter Deep Well 96 plates in KingFisher Flex Process
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex magnetic particle processor is specifically designed to automate the time-consuming sample preparation of proteins, nucleic acids and cells in 96-well plate formats.
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