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Webcasts
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
Characterizing the Early Drug Development Outsourcing Landscape Characterizing the Early Drug Development Outsourcing Landscape
Stella Stergiopoulos, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Design, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 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.
DNA Sequencing
RI Technologies

This report presents an in depth analysis of DNA sequencing market. The study emphasizes on both, the methods and instruments/software of DNA sequencing in medical research, agriculture and animal husbandry and DNA testing and forensics application areas.
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.
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.
Benchtop Automation Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on small-scale or benchtop automation carried out in January 2013.
Next-Gen Sequencing Trends 2012
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on next-generation sequencing (NGS) carried out in November 2012.
High Throughput qPCR Assay Trends
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on high throughput real-time quantitative PCR (HT qPCR) assays carried out in January 2012.
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.
Scientific News
Major Study Links Gene to Drug Resistance in Testicular Cancer
Researchers used a genetic technique called whole-exome sequencing to examine tumour samples.
Titin' Gene Mutations Will Help Identify Patients At Risk Of Heart Failure
A new study has identified genetic mutations that cause the heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), paving the way for more accurate diagnosis.
Blood Test For Prostate Cancer
Vanderbilt team demonstrates that prostate cancer can accurately be detected by liquid biopsy.
Whole-Genome Sequencing Successfully Identifies Cancer-Related Mutations
UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have demonstrated that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer.
NHS Genomic Medicine Centres Announced for 100,000 Genomes Project
Eleven centres have been announced across England, to lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Promising Compound Rapidly Eliminates Malaria Parasite
An international research collaborative led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital reports that the rapid action of (+)-SJ733 will likely slow malaria drug resistance.
Genes that Cause Pancreatic Cancer Identified by New Tool
Screening system in mice spots cancerous changes invisible to sequencing.
Using Genome Sequencing to Track MRSA in Under-resourced Hospitals
Whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible.
Comprehensive Genomic Study of Sub-Saharan Africans Conducted
New data resource will enhance disease research and genomic diversity studies.
Genetic Errors Linked to More ALS Cases than Scientists had Thought
Number of mutated genes influences the age when the fatal paralyzing disorder first appears.
Business News
Illumina Q4 Revenues Up 32%
Illumina has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014.
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes the High Value GenoLogics Offers its Customers
The superior quality Web interface and tool kits of the company’s LIMS solution have set an industry benchmark.
Wyss Institute Videos Now on LabTube
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a channel on Labtube.
Research On Mitochondrial DNA Could Bolster Forensic Investigations
A new grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will help scientists from Penn State’s Eberly College of Science delve deep into the world of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, used to help solve crime in forensic investigations.
Cypher Genomics And Sequenom Announce Development Agreement
Sequenom to apply Cypher's Mantis technology for advanced genome interpretation in NIPT.
RainDance Technologies Appoints Scott Bortner Vice President of Intellectual Property
Pioneer in droplet-based genetic analysis IP committed to expanding its foundational patent portfolio to advance novel liquid biopsy applications.
DNAe Acquires nanoMR Inc.
Acquisition enables immediate presence in USA, a key market for bloodstream infection diagnosis and other applications.
Agilent Names Alacris Theranostics as Certified Provider of Target Enrichment Services
Customers receive consistent data quality, reproducibility and reliability.
ABL, University Hospitals Collaborate on NGS HIV Drug Resistance Assay
Advanced Biological Laboratories signs agreement with University Hospitals Case Medical Center to offer HIV drug resistance tests.
Beckman Coulter Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
Will help the facility more quickly move findings from clinical trials into clinical use.

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ePosters
Geneious R8: A Powerful and Comprehensive Suite of Molecular Biology Tools

Biomatters, Inc & Biomatters, Ltd.

Geneious R8: A powerful and comprehensive suite of molecular biology tools.
Putative Genes Identified on Two Growth Conditions of G. boninense


Putative genes identified on two growth conditions of Ganoderma boninense.
Contrasting Patterns of Neutral and Adaptive Genetic Variation of Chilean Blue Mussel (Mytilus chilensis) Due to Local Adaptation and Aquaculture
1Universidad de Chile, Depto. de Produccion Animal, Santiago, Chile. 2Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Ciencia de los Alimentos y Tecnología Química, Santiago, Chile. 3

This study was designed to investigate patterns of neutral and adaptive genetic variation within Chilean blue mussel populations in order to identify a subset of putatively adaptive genetic markers to investigate the population structure and to improve the ability to trace individuals to their geographical origin, especially in the area with strong aquaculture activities
Transcription Factors to Classify Tumor Types and Subtypes
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 introduce the use of the unsupervised approach to identify transcription factors (TFs) that are specific for different tumor types.
Identifying Molecular Signatures of Tumors Using Novel Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Networks
Duke University

We developed FRET sensors that can detect 125 fluorophores simultaneously. From experimental analyses of over 1200 time-resolved fluorescence signatures on 300 prototypical sensors, we show that the optical responses are highly repeatable and minor variations between FRET networks can be discriminated resulting in a total of 10^375 unique responses in theory.

NEXTflex™ qRNA-Seq™ Molecular Indexing for ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq
Bioo Scientific

Most Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library prep methods introduce sequence bias with the use of enzyme processing and fragmentation steps can introduce errors in the form of incorrect sequence and misrepresented copy number. With molecular indexed libraries, each molecule is tagged with a molecular index randomly chosen from ~10,000 combinations so that any two identical molecules become distinguishable (with odds of 10,000/1), and can be independently evaluated in later data analysis.
A complete workflow from sample preparation to analysis using SureSelect target enrichment system for Ion Proton semiconductor sequencing
Agilent Technologies

Agilent’s SureSelect Target Enrichment for the Ion Proton Platform provides a comprehensive, efficient, robust, and cost-effective means to sequence subsets of the human genome.

Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Stealth-Adapted Viruses and Viteria: Insights into Virus Construction, Replication and Potential Therapies
Institute of Progressive Medicine

There is an increasing incidence of diseases with accompanying signs and symptoms of brain damage. These include neurological and psychiatric illnesses, childhood behavioral disorders, and such common conditions as chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, so-called “chronic Lyme disease”, and many cancers. Altogether, these diseases have an enormous social impact.
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.
Approaching Single-Cell Sequencing by Understanding NGS Library Complexity and Bias
Swift Biosciences Inc

This application note describes the sequence coverage performance andp reservation of molecular complexity of next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries generated from human and microbial genomic DNA using the Accel-NGS™ 2S DNA Library Kit for whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on the Illumina® platform.
Automated Illumina TruSeq® Nano DNA Sample Preparation
Tecan Group Ltd.

The TruSeq Nano DNA Sample Preparation Kit enables efficient investigation of samples where the amount of DNA available is limited. This low-input method generates excellent quality data from as little at 100 ng of DNA, allowing the study of samples with restricted DNA availability, for example from tumors, and helping to preserve precious sample material for use in future studies.
Double stranded DNA quantitation using Promega QuantiFluor® Dyes
Tecan Group Ltd.

Achieving selective and sensitive quantitation of double stranded DNA (dsDNA) using spectrophotometric methods can be problematic. Recognizing these difficulties, researchers have incorporated fluorescence-based quantitation techniques in their workflows to obtain the required sensitivity and target selectivity.
Automated Illumina NGS Sample Preparation: TruSeq® Stranded mRNA on the Hamilton Microlab STAR
Hamilton Robotics

Illumina’s sample preparation kits produce high quality libraries for DNA and RNA sequencing. Hamilton offers the robust Microlab STAR line of robotic liquid handling workstations for automating sample preparation. Together, the automation of the TruSeq Stranded mRNA sample preparation protocol on the STAR gives the user hours of reliable, unattended library preparation.
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.
An Integrated Solution to Simplify Library Preparation and Multiplexing for NimbleGen Sequence Capture
Bioo Scientific

The studies described herein demonstrate the capability of Bioo Scientific’s novel NEXTFlex™ DNA Pre-Capture Combo Library construction kits used in conjunction with the NimbleGen Sequence Capture technology to obtain high coverage comparative genomic data from a panel of human HapMap DNA samples.
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.
Tools for Enhancing Sequence Diversity and Reducing Bias in DNA-seq Library Preparation
Bioo Scientific

The generation of high quality next generation sequencing data begins with libraries that have the desired insert size and proper adapter ligation.
Sequence-Specific DNA Assay
Molecular Devices

The Threshold® system from Molecular Devices, together with the Immuno Ligand Assay (ILA) kit can be used to measure specific DNA sequences. Biotinylated or fluorescienated oligonucleotide probes, specific to the target sequence, anneal to the digested target DNA creating a probe-target hybrid which can then be detected and quantified against a standard curve, with pleasing results.
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