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Setting up a Scalable Bioinformatics Infrastructure for High-Throughput Biology
Dr Sven Nahnsen, University of Tuebingen, presenting a free of charge Technology Networks' webinar.
15 Years HCS: Next Gen Screening Devices Learn from Each Other. Literally. Fast Workflow Development & BigData Image Analytics Used to be a Challenge. What’s Next?
Urban Liebel, ACQUIFER, speaking at Screening Europe 2015

Market Reports
Mobile Technology In The Lab Trends 2015
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on the use of mobile technology to monitor and control of lab instruments and automated systems carried out in April 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Pathways to Efficient Drug Development - Advances in Modeling and Simulation Outcomes to Fuel Pipeline Productivity
GBI Research

The report examines the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is looking for improvements in efficiency whilst acknowledging that pharmaceutical R&D remains a long and risky process. It looks in detail at precompetitive research and evaluates how the industry is pulling together to research solutions to problems that are common to all companies.
Laboratory Information Management System Market in India 2013
Netscribes

The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) forms a niche market segment in India presently. The growing systemization of laboratories will gradually steer forth the market. The simultaneous rapid development of Indian healthcare sector that is seeing rise in number of various types of laboratories will propel the future of LIMS adoption in Indian healthcare sector as well.
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.
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.
Scientific News
Sorting Through Cellular Statistics
Aaron Dinner, professor in chemistry, and his graduate student Herman Gudjonson are trying to read the manual of life, DNA, as part of the Dinner group’s research into bioinformatics—the application of statistics to biological research.
Paving the way to Better Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
Aïcha BenTaieb will present her invention for automated identification of ovarian cancer’s many subtypes at an international conference this fall.
New Tool Uses 'Drug Spillover' to Match Cancer Patients with Treatments
Researchers have developed a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker (KAR) predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best "kinase inhibitor" to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.
Computer Model Could Explain how Simple Molecules Took First Step Toward Life
Two Brookhaven researchers developed theoretical model to explain the origins of self-replicating molecules.
The Mystery of the Instant Noodle Chromosomes
Researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University evaluated the benefits of placing the DNA on the principle of spaghetti.
Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics
Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer.
An Innovative Algorithm to Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.
How do Networks Shape the Spread of Disease and Gossip?
A team of mathematicians from Oxford University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Rutgers University used a set of mathematical rules to encode how a contagion spreads, and then studied the outcomes of these rules.
AncestryDNA and Calico to Research the Genetics of Human Lifespan
Collaboration will analyze family history and genetics to facilitate development of cutting-edge therapeutics.
Informatics Tool Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.
Business News
Lockheed Martin Launches Healthcare Technology Alliance
Lockheed Martin has announced the formation of a new healthcare technology alliance, combining the expertise of leading health IT providers, medical technology companies, and academic institutions to advance public health.
Funding Boost for Precision Medicine Research in Glasgow
The University of Glasgow’s position as a leading centre for the development of precision medicine has been bolstered by the award of £3.4 million from the Medical Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create the largest MRC Molecular Pathology Node in the UK.
Merck Serono Chooses Genedata Biologics to Streamline Antibody Discovery Processes
Global deployment of Genedata Biologics across multiple protein therapeutics R&D groups to standardize workflows and improve efficiency.
Wyss Software Licensed for Hospital Bedside Data Collection
New startup company aims to enable continuous collection of data to better characterize physiological changes and treatment in patients.
U of Melbourne Launches Genomics Research Center for Infectious Disease
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity has launched the Doherty Centre for Applied Microbial Genomics, which is set to help transform the detection, tracking and treatment of infectious diseases in Australia.
Genedata Releases a Breakthrough for Genomic Comparison
Genedata Selector™4.0 provides reference-independent genome sequence comparisons while reducing data processing and analysis time to optimize efficiency and save costs.
IDBS takes Silicon Valley Approach to Global R&D Software Delivery
CTO blends agile start-up mentality with deep domain expertise.
Illumina Names Sanjay Chikarmane as SVP and General Manager
Chikarmane will report to Illumina President, Francis deSouza.
Qlucore Announces 3 Year License from Actelion
Software to help Actelion visualize and analyze “big data”.
IntegraGen, Pompidou Hospital Collaborate
IntegraGen and the Georges Pompidou European Hospital (HEGP) today announced an agreement to develop high-throughput sequencing methods.

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ePosters
The Power Decoder simulator for the evaluation of pooled shRNA screen performance
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Power Decoder (written in R and Python) simulates shRNA pooled screening experiments in silico to allow for the estimation of a screen’s statistical power. Populations of shRNAs were engineered in such a way that the magnitude of depletion and enrichment was known, then using the negative binomial distribution, an in silico model was developed to successfully resemble data from an actual laboratory experiment.
Knockdown of long noncoding RNAs in breast cancer
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

RNAi global collaboration study using Lincode siRNA in a primary screen of tumor and nontumor breast cell lines. Hundreds of lncRNAs are found to affect viability and cell morphology of breast cancer. Presented at Keystone Symposia on Long Noncoding RNAs: From Evolution to Function, Mar 15 - Mar 20, 2015.
Specificity of highly potent miRNA inhibitors
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

miRNA inhibitors are invaluable tools for elucidating the roles of miRNAs. However, potent inhibitors may also affect other miRNAs. To understand the potential cross-reactivity of miRNA inhibitors, various miRNA inhibitor designs were systematically tested. We demonstrate that mismatches both within and outside the seed region of the miRNA interfere with inhibition. Our findings indicate that features important for natural miRNA target recognition are also important for inhibitor specificity.
Alternative miRNA design for therapeutic RNAi applications
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

For in vivo applications, the design of miRNA inhibitors and miRNA mimics must be optimized for stability and potency. However, stabilized miRNA mimic molecules can lose functionality compared to standard miRNA mimic molecules due, in part, to the activity of the stabilized passenger strand acting as a miRNA inhibitor. We discuss how mismatches affect the activity of the stabilized miRNA mimics, perhaps by generating a passenger strand that is less functional as an inhibitor molecule.
Cas9 driven by an optimal promoter improves gene editing in eukaryotic cell lines when paired with synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Presented here are results on the efficiency of using synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA to introduce gene editing events when co-transfected with a plasmid expressing Cas9. We explored the use of antibiotic and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) methods for enrichment of cells that have undergone gene editing, and the use of multiple promoters to increase efficiency of gene editing with Cas9 and synthetic tracrRNA and crRNAs.
Specificity and functionality of microRNA inhibitors
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Our findings indicate that features important for natural miRNA target recognition also appear to be important for inhibitor specificity. Understanding the specificity of inhibitors allows for better interpretation of inhibitor activity in endogenous systems.
Identification of microRNA targets using microRNA modulation techniques and gene expression arrays
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

By examining the overlap of messages down-regulated by miRNA mimics and up-regulated by miRNA inhibitors, we robustly identify miRNA-regulated messages, many of which have canonical seed matches and some which are not identied by standard target prediction programs.
siRNA Screening: Development of Hit Stratification Strategies
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

This poster compares different approaches to hit stratification and validation after an initial screen. Standard siRNA reagents deconvoluted from a pooled set of four were compared to a pooled set of four specificity enhanced reagents. High confidence hits were similar. To explore the validity of low confidence hits, a chimeric approach was used whereby a gene-specific seed sequence was introduced into a non-targeting siRNA scaffold. This work resulted in new hit stratification strategies.
The Chemical Synthesis of Long and Highly Modified RNA using 2'-ACE Chemistry
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Dharmacon has previously developed a novel RNA synthesis chemistry making RNA synthesis as reliable, accessible and of comparable quality as routinely observed in DNA synthesis.
Peanut Allergy: An epidemiologic analysis of a large database
Riley Hospital or Children at IU Health

Over three years, 700 children with a peanut story - either peanut sensitization or peanut allergy- were asked to participate in a database.
Application Notes
Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of the Metabolome, Lipidome, and Proteome of Human Hepatocytes Stably Transfected with Cytochrome P450 2E1 Using Data Independent LC/MS
Waters Corporation

Drug toxicity is a major reason for the failure of candidate pharmaceuticals during their development. Therefore, it is important to realize the potential for toxicity in a timely fashion. A label-free multi-omics approach has been applied for the analysis of the transfected human hepatocyte cells by implementing LC/HDMSE, providing both qualitative and quantitative information within a single experiment.
TransOmics Informatics Powered by Nonlinear Dynamics
Waters Corporation

This application note introduces the workflow of TransOmics Informatics Software that has been specifically developed for the larger scale analysis of ion mobility MS data from proteomics and metabolomics data sets, comprising technical and biological replicates.
Optimization of the DNA Purification Protocol for the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex and BindIt 3.1 Software
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Optimal quantity and quality of DNA with the magnetic particle based extraction technology. Method: Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex magnetic particle processor and BindIt® 3.1 Software. Results: By simple optimization of the nucleic acid extraction protocol it is possible to achieve a great yield of high quality DNA.
Data Acquisition and Analysis of 7-ethoxycoumarin and its Metabolites Using TurboDDS Software in the 500-MS Ion Trap
Agilent Technologies

The ion trap is a powerful tool for metabolism studies, due to the MSn capability for the identification of metabolites and structure elucidation of unknown peaks. The TurboDDS™ software on the Varian 500-MS LC Ion Trap eliminates the need to do multiple runs in order to identify metabolites. Once the expected m/z of a metabolite is entered into the method, the 500-MS will automatically look for this m/z and when found, will immediately trigger an MSn experiment.
SDMS Vision Publisher Facilitating Masslynx and Empower Software Data Capture
Waters Corporation

As the volume and complexity of research data continues to grow, the use of an electronic format for laboratory record keeping is the key to simple recording and global communication of critical scientific information.
SELECTBIO

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