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Webcast - Modifying Cell Lines for Target Discovery and ValidationModifying Cell Lines for Target Discovery and Validation
In this 30-minute seminar, we will discuss the process of genome editing, address factors affecting the design of a genome editing project, and explore the application of modified cell lines for target discovery and validation.
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.

Market Reports
Cell-Based Label-Free Detection Trends 2014
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on cell-based label-free (LF) detection carried out in July and August 2014. The study also examined in detail the current market landscape, application areas and interest in purchasing new products/systems.
HTS Metrics & Future Direction Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on high throughput screening (HTS) metrics and future directions carried out in July 2014. The survey was initiated by HTStec as part of its tracking of life science marketplaces and to update our previous report (April 2012). It followed an approach from Pharma to benchmark recent HTS metrics.
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
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.
High Throughput Screening (HTS) Market by Technology, Applications, and End Users - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Technological advancements and flourishing outsourcing industry likely to propel the growth of the global high throughput screening market. In this report, the global high throughput screening market has been segmented on the basis of technology, products, applications, end users, and geography.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Automated Patch Clamping Trends 2014
HTStec

The objective of this global benchmarking study was to comprehensively document current practices, preferences and metrics in ion channel drug screening using APC technology. It also seeks to chart the emergence of new 384-well APC systems.
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.
Academic Outreach & Non-Profit Screening Trends 2014
HTSTec

The main objectives of this global benchmarking study were to compile a report that comprehensively documents the current status, operational capabilities, interests, assay readouts, formats, funding, budgets, success criteria and future investments of academic and non-profit screening centers.
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.
Scientific News
New Molecule Could Slow The Progression Of Parkinson’s
University of Bath researchers have designed a molecule that, if developed into a drug, could slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.
Study Could Pave the Way for Painkillers with Fewer Side Effects
Research at SLAC explores promising alternative to morphine.
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.
Possible Neuron Killing Mechanism Behind Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases Discovered
$1.4 million grant will enable team to follow up with search for drug candidates.
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.
New Screening Tool Could Speed Development Of Ovarian Cancer Drugs
Researchers have built a 3D cell culture system which can help identify small molecules that could be used to treat ovarian cancer.
New Biomarkers To Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
A combination of two biomarkers can identify pre-clinical pancreatic cancer.
Artificially-intelligent Robot Scientist ‘Eve’ Could Boost Search for New Drugs
Eve, an artificially-intelligent ‘robot scientist’ could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers writing in the Royal Society journal Interface.
New Metabolic Biomarkers Predict Future Cardiovascular Diseases
Scientists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München contributed to the analysis of the biomarkers.
New Cancer-Fighting Strategy Would Harden Cells to Prevent Metastasis
Potential drug for pancreatic cancer now being tested in animals.
Business News
MRC Technology Launches Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’
Project focused on potential small molecule or antibody targets in pathways important in the development or progression of respiratory disease.
Recursion Pharmaceuticals Wins $1.5M NIH Grant
Grant awarded for rare disease drug discovery.
SAMDI Tech, Inc and Exquiron Announce Partnership Agreement
The partnership will enable the mutual promotion of services in Europe & North America.
BIOTECHNICA, LABVOLUTION and ELA: Strong Trio in October
Deutsche Messe AG to launch the new trade fair from 6 to 8 October this year.
Titian Software Continues Significant Growth Trend
Company extends support and reach in the US for its Mosaic sample management software.
SensiQ, Inventiva Set Up a European SPR Center of Excellence
Based in Dijon, France, the Center will boast a unique offering for drug discovery in Europe, combining Inventiva’s screening platforms and libraries with SensiQ’s instrumentation.
TTP Labtech and Almac Group’s Form Strategic Alliance
Alliance consolidates fluorescence lifetime technology to form a one-stop shop for compound screening.
Pfizer to Acquire Hospira for $17B
Companies have into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira for $90 a share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17 billion.
Genedata Highlights Combination Screening and Surface Plasmon Resonance at SLAS 2015
Colloquium and tutorials on Combination Screening and SPR examine Genedata Screener as the platform for all plate-based screening experiments.
Collaboration between AYOXXA and Singapore Eye Research Institute
Validation of new protein multiplexing technology platform in the ophthalmic domain.

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ePosters
Direct Targets Identification of a Bioactive Compound
Charnwood Molecular, Hybrigenics services SAS

Identifying protein partners of a small bioactive molecule is of great
interest in many aspects of life sciences and specifically in the drug
discovery and development process cycle. It is a support to (i) decipher
the mechanism of action after for example a “High Content” screening,
(ii) study “off-target” effects, (iii) adjust therapeutic indications and
clinical regimens of a drug and (iv) consider drug repositioning.
3D-Tissue/ Whole-blood Co-culture Models Combined with Multi-Analyte Profile (MAP) Analyses for In-vivo-like Immunopharmacology
HOT Screen GmbH, Reutlingen (Germany)

Human Organotypic Test (HOT) Systems aim at in-vivo like substance characterisation of all preparations meant to act on the human immune system.
A multiplexed amplicon sequencing technology for FFPE and circulating, cell-free DNA
Swift Biosceinces

A novel amplicon approach allowing for hundreds of amplicons to be multiplexed in a single tube with a two workflow from sample to sequencer.
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.
Stable Chloroplast: Myth or Reality?
South African Sugarcane Research Institute, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Chloroplasts principally encode the photosynthetic machinery in Viridiplantae. It has long been accepted that in photosynthetic plants chloroplast genomic structure is uniquely stable as it is maternally and clonally inherited. The first chloroplast genomes sequenced supported this view. The current study was undertaken to address the potential issue of global chloroplast(in)stability.
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.
Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology for In-process Measurement of Microplate Contents
Artel and STRATEC

Modern drug discovery and research labs are utilizing complex automation systems to assist in
high throughput screening of novel drug candidates. A large portion of these laboratories are
using ANSI-SBS-standard 96- and 384-well plates to achieve the necessary throughput. The volume
of sample transferred into and out of these plates can be critical to the success of assays or
validation of procedures.
Application Notes
The Diffusion Interaction Parameter (kD) as an Indicator of Colloidal and Thermal Stability
Wyatt Technology Corporation

This experiment demonstrates that thermal and colloidal stability of proteins, two indicators of propensity to aggregate, as well as actual aggregation states, are all determined simultaneously during the screening process with dynamic light scattering (DLS) tools in order to rank the effectiveness of candidates and formulation conditions.
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.
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.
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
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.
3D cell culture: a realistic and reproducible collagen-based environment
Tecan Group

Researchers are increasingly turning to 3D cell culture techniques, due to the improved physiological relevance of the cellular environment. 3D cell cultures offer a more in vivo-like response to stimuli more closely resembling the behavior of animal models or the human body.
Optimized cell culture
Tecan Group Ltd.

Culturing of various stable cell lines, including bacterial, yeast, hybridoma, insect and mammalian lines, and stem cells, is an important task in the pharmaceutical industry. The cells need to be maintained and expanded for use in cell-based assays, such as siRNA screening, ADME and high content screening, as well as for clone selection.
Efficient washing of magnetic beads
Tecan Group Ltd.

The use of magnetic beads as the solid phase in a multiplexed ELISA enables high throughput cytokine screening and offers several advantages over common ELISA assays with direct coupling of the analyte to the well-surface.
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