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Webcast - How to optimize sample preparation step prior to extractionHow to optimize sample preparation step prior to extraction
In this free to attend On Demand webcast presented by Stephane Karoubi, Product Manager, and Sophie Dubacq, Application Engineer, from Bertin Technologies.
Webcast - The Bru-seq Technology Platform for Nascent RNA analysisThe Bru-seq Technology Platform for Nascent RNA analysis
Mats Ljungman, Professor, University of Michigan will present a set of novel techniques to analyze many aspects of gene expression based on the capturing of nascent RNA.

Market Reports
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2013
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the CTC and CSC markets as they are evolving rapidly.
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.
MicroRNAs and Exosomes
Select Biosciences Ltd

In this report, we focus upon the microRNA research marketplace from the perspective of the translational opportunities in these spaces. The focus of this field is moving from basic research towards the utility of associations of microRNA expression patterns in disease.
Biomarkers in Late-Stage Clinical Trials: Applications, opportunities and activities of leading players
Business Insights

Biomarkers reduce the attrition rate of late-stage clinical trials by assessing drug potential in terms of efficacy and toxicity at the early stages of clinical development. Thus, biomarkers significantly increase productivity, lower the cost and duration of clinical trials, and help researchers complete the drug development process at a faster pace.
Epigenetics Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

Epigenetics research efforts are growing around the world driven by the numerous documented associations of epigenetic modifications with diseases—especially various types of cancers.
Advances in the Use of Biomarkers in Biochip and Microarray Testing: Innovative Technologies, Growth Opportunities and the Future Market Outlook
Business Insights

The microarray market (estimated at $788m for 2008, including about $130m in protein arrays) is forecast to grow by 9% per annum to $1322m in 2013. Diagnostic microarrays, currently with just $39m (5% of the total), are expected to reach $187m (14%) by 2013. The leading diagnostic application at present is cancer.
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.
Impact of Pharmacogenomics on Public Healthcare Policy: Educating patients, payors and healthcare providers
Business Insights

Impact of Pharmacogenomics on Public Healthcare Policy: Educating patients, payors and regulators is a report that examines how PGx implementations can help to improve efficiency and productivity within the industry, across the fields of pharma, biotech and diagnostics. The PGx strategies of major companies are profiled and recent alliances and licensing opportunities are highlighted.
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
A Guide to CRISPR Gene Activation
A comparison of synthetic gene-activating Cas9 proteins can help guide research and development of therapeutic approaches.
Gene That Lowers Heart Attack Risk Identified
Individuals with a rare twelve-letter deletion from a gene on chromosome 17 have significantly reduced non-HDL cholesterol levels and a 35% lower than average risk of heart disease.
"Sunscreen" Gene May Guard Against Melanoma
USC-led study reveals that melanoma patients with deficient or mutant copies of the gene are less protected from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Play Role in Tumor Growth
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have reported a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor cells.
Transcription Factor Isoforms Implicated in Colon Diseases
UC Riverside study explains how distribution of two forms of a transcription factor in the colon influence risk of disease.
Roundup Impacts Gene Expression
Study published on the impact of low-dose toxicity of Roundup weed-killer on gene expression profiles.
US-India Collab Finds Molecular Signatures of Severe Malaria
Study may be a significant advancement in understanding the causes of severe malaria.
Big Data Can Save Lives
The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Target Is Found
Researchers at UC Berkeley discover a target that drives cancer metabolism in triple-negative breast cancer.
Gene Expression Controls Revealed
Researchers have modelled every atom in a key part of the process for switching on genes, revealing a whole new area for potential drug targets.
Business News
Thermo Extends Collaboration with University of Birmingham
New Phenome Centre Birmingham, UK to use Thermo Scientific mass spectrometry instruments to advance metabolic phenotyping and metabolomics studies.
Harvard Licenses Genotyping Platform
Novel approach aids development of drug resistance testing products for HIV.
NIST, Stanford Partner on Metrology Initiative
NIST and Stanford University have announced that they are embarking on a long-term partnership to develop the measurement capabilities central to research, innovation and commercialization in a budding bio-economy of products and services in sectors ranging from health care to energy to electronics.
BGI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with VPC
Collaboration aims to bring together BGI's sequencing, genomics, and computing technologies and VPC's translational cancer research and drug development program.
Alcami Invests in MicroSEQ® Rapid Microbial Identification System
Company has expanded its service capabilities at four U.S. sites to offer identification of microorganisms using the latest MicroSEQ® library and an Applied Biosystems/Hitachi 3500 Genetic Analyzer.
BGI, Clearbridge BioMedics Partner
Collaboration aims to develop China CTC liquid biopsy market towards precision medicine.
Foundation Medicine, AstraZeneca Collaborate
Foundation Medicine has announced an agreement with AstraZeneca to develop companion diagnostic assays to facilitate personalized medicine in oncology by identifying patients most likely to benefit from medicines within AstraZeneca's oncology pipeline.
Fluxion Biosciences, UT Health Collaborate
Company has announced collaboration with UT Health to develop novel liquid biopsy approaches to improve the ability to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancer patients.
Macrogen, National Cancer Center Korea Sign Agreement
Company has signed a business agreement with National Cancer Center Korea for joint research into genome information-based precision medicine with cancer patients.
AbbVie to Acquire StemCentrx
Transaction valued at approximately $5.8 billion, with additional milestones payable upon successful completion of pre-determined clinical and regulatory achievements.

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ePosters
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing utilizing chemically synthesized RNA
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing using synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA or sgRNA is highly efficient and easy to use. Synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA is uniquely suited to in vitro and in vivo applications, in particular, DNA-free approach with Cas9 mRNA. Chemical synthesis of guide RNAs allows accurate and rapid production of arrayed crRNA libraries for high-confidence, loss-of-function screens.
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.
Assessment of the Anti-angiogenic Effect of VEGFR2 siRNA in Clonetics™ HUVEC using the Lonza 4D-Nucleofector™ System
1Lonza India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India; 2Lonza Cologne GmbH, Cologne, Germany; 3Lonza Walkersville, Inc., Walkersville, MD, U.S.A.

In the current study we have used siRNA targeting VEGFR2 as an example to study knockdown of VEGFR2 and subsequent inhibition of tube formation by HUVECs on Growth Factor Reduced Matrigel™ in a 96-well plate format. The same strategy can be used for screening and validating siRNA based inhibitors of the angiogenic process in vitro and thus could be of utility in anti-cancer screening strategies.
Targeting Acute Pancreatitis by Small Molecule Inhibitors of Cyclophilin D
The University of Liverpool

Cyclophilin D (CypD) promotes opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, a major contributor to acute pancreatitis. We are developing small molecule inhibitors of CypD as a possible treatment for AP and other conditions where the MPTP plays a role.
Mobility of Aeroallergens in Home: Effect of Location of Air Sampling and Implication for Evaluation of Patient Exposure
1Inspirotec Inc, Chicago, IL, Kenilworth Medical Allergy & Immunology, Kenilworth, IL

The Inspirotec sampler permitted the easy testing of multiple locations within a household. Air sampling simultaneously at 12 locations by other technologies would have been technically challenging. These were run by an untrained operator.
Addressing False Positive Variants Arising from Pseudogenes
1National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK, 2NIHR Cardiovascular BRU, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK, 3Royal Brompton and Har

Clinical genetic testing has been transformed in recent years by the introduction of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).
The Challenges of Genetic Testing in Patients Diagnosed with Breast Cancer; The Kent Oncology Centre Experience
1 Kent Oncology Center, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Maidstone, ME16 9QQ 2 Institute of Cancer Research, 123 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3RP

In this study we explore retrospective data to determine strategies for optimizing the genetic referral pathways for breast cancer.
The Role of microRNAs in Memory Consolidation in Lymnaea
1Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, 2Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

In this study we investigated the temporal dynamics of the post-training expression of miRNAs in the ‘learning ganglia’ of Lymnaea.
Design considerations for highly specific and efficient synthetic crRNA molecules
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

An overview of our rational design algorithm for picking highly functional crRNA sequences in combination with comprehensive specificity analysis.
A New Dual Luciferase Assay Using NanoLuc® Enables a Second Generation Coincidence Reporter System to Reduce False Hits in HTS Poster
Promega Corporation

Luciferase-based reporter-gene assays remain a cornerstone of high-throughput screening of compounds because of their high sensitivity and dynamic range. However, a substantial number of non-relevant hits can be generated due to direct interaction of compounds with the luciferase reporter.
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.
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.
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.
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