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Webcast - Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!
In this webinar, solutions will be presented for fast DNA quantification, single cell counting and viability analysis, and automating long-term live kinetic cell assays.
Webcast - Knowledge-Based Identification of Plant Stress RegulatorsKnowledge-Based Identification of Plant Stress Regulators
Lorenz Bülow, Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014

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
Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.
Single-Cell, 42-plexed Protein Analysis Achieved with a New Microchip Technology
A novel microdevice capable of detecting 42 unique immune effector proteins has been developed.
New Therapeutic Strategy Discovered for Ovarian Cancer
New therapeutic target could lead to the first effected targeted therapy for aggressive forms of ovarian cancer.
MAGE Genes Provide Insight into Optimizing Chemotherapy
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a new biomarker that could help identify patients who are more likely to respond to certain chemotherapies.
Dynamic Profiling Of The Protein Life Cycle In Response To Pathogens
A quantitative genomic model is used to explain the abundance of proteins in cells based on mRNA expression, translation, and degradation.
New Biomarkers To Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
A combination of two biomarkers can identify pre-clinical pancreatic cancer.
Two Genetic Mutations That Interact To Lower Heart Attack Risk Identified
About 20 percent of the population has this protective genetic combination.
Epigenetic Signatures that Differentiate Triple-Negative Breast Cancers
Australian researchers have identified epigenetic ‘signatures’ that could help clinicians tell the difference between highly aggressive and more benign forms of triple-negative breast cancer.
A ‘STAR’ is Born: Engineers Devise Genetic 'On' Switch
A new “on” switch to control gene expression has been developed by Cornell scientists.
New Techniques Reveal “Extreme” Gene Copy Range
New findings give scientists the first precise way to study places in the genome where the number of copies of a sequence varies widely from person to person.
Business News
QIAGEN Collaborates with Allele Frequency Community
QIAGEN providing secure bioinformatics infrastructure and software for research and clinical labs to contribute and gain insights from Allele Frequency Community.
Duke Awarded $10.4 Million Contract To Continue Developing Radiation Test
The blood test will be able to tell in hours how much radiation a person has absorbed from a nuclear incident.
Genomics England Partners With The UK’s Largest Biosample Facility
Samples from patients taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project will be stored at the facility.
York Scientists To Map Haematological Cancer DNA
UK researchers have launched an ambitious project to analyse samples from over 20,000 blood cancer patients to identify how differences in their cancer cell’s DNA can influence the success of treatment.
PMC Applauds Margaret Hamburg's Commitment to Personalized Medicine
Hamburg's announced resignation follows the agency's most productive year for personalized medicine novel new drug approvals.
Collaboration between AYOXXA and Singapore Eye Research Institute
Validation of new protein multiplexing technology platform in the ophthalmic domain.
President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative
Details of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative are unveiled.
Horizon Discovery CEO Darrin Disley wins Entrepreneur of the Year
Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon Discovery, wins Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Quoted Company Awards 2015.
Wyss Institute Videos Now on LabTube
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a channel on Labtube.
Cypher Genomics And Sequenom Announce Development Agreement
Sequenom to apply Cypher's Mantis technology for advanced genome interpretation in NIPT.

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ePosters
Phenotypic Screening Applied to the Anti-biofilm Drug Discovery: Identification of Anti-biofilm Flavonoids from a Chemical Library
1Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Finland 2Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland

This work represents a systematic exploration of a flavonoids collection for the inhibitory activity against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms and offers an improved methodological workflow for anti-biofilm screens of chemical libraries taking into account the connections between anti-biofilm and antibacterial properties.
EU-OPENSCREEN - The European Research Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology
EU-OPENSCREEN / FMP Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

EU-OPENSCREEN (www.eu-openscreen.eu) is the largest emerging academic chemical biology research infrastructure initiative in Europe with the aim to collaboratively develop novel research tool compounds with external scientists. As a joint effort of national networks in 16 European countries, EU-OPENSCREEN offers access to high-throughput screening platforms, chemistry services, an open-access database, a large compound collection and an open-access database.
Fighting Blindness with 3D-NET "Drug Discovery & Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics"
UCD Schools of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland ////GADEA Grupo Farmacéutico, Parque Tecnologico de Boecillo, Boecillo, Valladolid

3D-NET, “Drug Discovery & Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics”, is a new European research consortium of industry and academic partners focusing efforts to enhance the discovery and development of drugs targeting ocular pathologies that lead to blindness.
Idebenone Inhibits Cell Proliferation by Blocking of ANO1/ TMEM16A Chloride Channel in Adenocarcinoma Cells
1Department of Integrated Omics for Biomedical Science, WCU Program of Graduate School, Yonsei University, Korea

Idebenone significantly reduced cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in PC-3, CFPAC-1, HT-29, T-84 and Calu-3 cells having CaCCs activities. These data suggest that idebenone, an ANO1/CaCC inhibitor, has potential for use in cancer therapy.
Validation of Collection and Extraction Methods of Saliva for Use in Biomarker Research
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South College School of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN 37922

This poster investigates the collection and extraction methods of saliva for use in biomarker research.
Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes
DiaCarta, Inc.

Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
Expression of Wnt5a in Urothelial Carcinoma as a Potential Prognostic Marker
1. OMSII; 2. Specialty Medicine; 3. Biomedical Sciences, HCOM

Our results support the previous studies that suggest Wnt5a plays a pathological role in urothelial carcinoma.
Automated detection and control of controlled substances
Scitegrity Limited

Scitegrity, in conjunction with the Pistoia Alliance and a number of pharmaceutical companies, have developed Controlled Substances Squared to scan large chemical libraries (millions of compounds) and determine whether a compound is considered as controlled in a selected country.
TFAP2B is Associated with WNT/ß-catenin Pathway in Luminal Breast Cancer
1. Center for Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany 2. Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany 3. Department of Clinica

Here we aimed to investigate which molecular mechanisms are associated with TFAP2B expression in luminal breast cancer.
Expression Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells: a Prognostic and Predictive Biomarker in Cancer.
Bauer4.1TATAA Biocenter, Göteborg, Sweden (www.tataa.com); 2Inst. of Biotechnology, CAS, Czech Republic; 3AdnaGen GmbH, Ostpassage7, D-30853 Langenhagen, Germany (www.adnagen.com); 4Dep of Gynecoland

We show non-responders to treatment among breast cancer patients can be identified by expression profiling of circulating tumor cells
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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