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Jutta Eichler, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015.
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Daniel Chelsky, Caprion Proteomics Inc, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.

Market Reports
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on multi-mode microplate readers carried out in September 2013.
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).
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Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.

Uncovering Mechanisms of Replication in HPV
The study describes two cellular proteins which are key regulators in the replication of Human Papilloma Virus.
'Redesigned' Antibodies May Neutralize HIV
With the help of a new computer program researchers have made structural alterations to an antibody, increasing its ability to tackle the AIDS virus.
Key Component in Protein that Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified
Scientists hope that this finding may lay the foundations for the development of new medications and improved therapies.
Are Protein Domains Indivisible?
Protein domains are considered to be indivisible units - but new research from EMBL-EBI shows that some can function even with big parts missing.
Holes in Gold Enhance Molecular Sensing
Electrochemical techniques produce tuneable porous gold films, where the empty spaces enhance light scattering and sensing signals.
Microchip Captures Clusters of Circulating Tumor Cells
Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads.
Progress in AIDS Vaccine Research
Researchers have developed new vaccine candidates that are said to be promising enough to consider advancing into clinical trials within the next two years.
Antibody Pries Loose Bacteria’s Grip
Study finds novel method of improving antibody efficacy.
Map Diagnostics Developing Mass Spec Test for Down Syndrome
The company hopes that this new test will provide an accessible, affordable and rapid alternative to current screening methods.
Business News
Vermillion Awarded $7.5M Grant
The grant awarded is to aid the development of a multi-site pelvic mass registry.
Comprehensive Biomarker Center GmbH Accredited by German DAkkS
DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to analyze RNA-based biomarkers from body fluids.
VTU Technology and Biomay Sign License Agreement
Biomay to apply VTU Pichia strains for the production of recombinant allergens.
LC Sciences Seeks Beta Testers of Targeted Sequencing Method Ahead of Q4 Launch
Company will collaborate with beta testers to generate test data sets.
Changing Phase of Biomarkers
Discover the current scenario and changing business models of the biomarkers field.
Three Faculty Elected as New Members of ASCI
Dr. Jay Horton takes on leadership role as ASCI Councilor.
NanoString Technologies and MD Anderson to Collaborate
Partners aim to jointly discover and validate biomarker signatures for immuno-oncology and targeted therapeutics.
Canada’s New Genomics Innovation Network Unveiled
10 “Nodes” located in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec to provide leading-edge technologies to researchers across Canada.
Denator and Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute Collaborate
Denator enters into collaboration with newly established state-of-the-art European institute for clinical applications.
Selvita Expands its Proteomics Services Offer
Expansion includes highly sophisticated mass spectrometers, additional ultra HPLC systems; and microscale thermophoresis measurement devices.

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The Prestwick Chemical Library (R), A Valuable Tool for Screening
1. Prestwick Chemical, 220 Blvd Gonthier d'Andernach, 67400 Strasbourg-Illkirch, FRANCE 2. University of Strasbourg, Therapeuthic Innovation Laboratory, UMR7200 CNRS, Faculty of Pharmacy, 74 route du

The Prestwick Chemical Library® (PCL) is Prestwick’s flagship product dedicated to screening. It is a collection of 1280 molecules comprising 100% approved drugs (FDA, EMEA and other agencies) selected for their high chemical and pharmacological diversity. The PCL was designed to reduce the risk of "low quality" hits and therefore the cost of the initial screening, and appears to be an efficient smart library for hit discovery. The PCL comes with an extended fully-annotated database.
Bovine RNA-seq data analysis of liver and pituitary gland
(1) Functional Genomics Lab. Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, (2) Interdisciplinary Centre of Modern Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus Uni

Two key applications of RNA-seq i.e., i) transcriptome read mapping to a reference genome and ii) SNP detections were investigated to analysis of bovine liver and pituitary gland transcriptome. Here, we have presented ONLY the obtained results of bovine pituitary gland.
A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
1.-Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and Neurosciences, University of Barcelona-IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain 2.-INSERM UMR1037-Cancer Research Center of Tolouse, Universite de Tolouse, CNRS ERL5294

A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
Innovative technology that enables RNAi in difficult to transfect cells
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Investigations at Dharmacon have led to the development of innovative siRNA molecules that can be delivered into difficult-to-transfect cells without additional lipid reagents, virus, or instruments. This technology, Accell siRNA reagents, enables gene knockdown for functional genomic studies in a wide variety of cell types. In some instances, cells can be continuously dosed with Accell siRNAs to enable target gene knockdown for extended durations.
THe AtSCL26 transcription factor controls cross-talk between GA and N root architecture in Arabidopsis thaliana roots
University of Warwick

Phenotypic and molecular evidence supports the hypothesis that developmental program enabling nodule formation arose during evolution from a lateral root ‘blueprint’ pre-existing in all higher plants . We reasoned that analyzing Arabidopsis genes orthologous to regulators of nodulation could shed insight on control of lateral root development. This led us to the discovery that an Arabidopsis GRAS family transcription factor controls lateral root development under specific nitrogen conditions.
LOHA Comprehensive Assay for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, Copy Number Variants and Loss of Heterozygosity Using SureSelect Target Enrichment
Agilent Technologies, Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Here we describe a comprehensive assay that enables researchers to identify SNP, INDEL, CNV, and LOH using SureSelect target enrichment. This design can be employed as a standalone entity or in concert with other bait designs for SNP and INDEL detection. We also describe methods for data analysis and visualization.
An examination of specific cellular organelle-targeting nanotags using combined 3D Raman and SERS imaging
Renishaw plc,

We investigated the specific targeting of endoplasmic reticulum and trans-Golgi network in Chinese hamster ovarian cells using functionalised nanotags. The targeting was examined using the combined 3D SERS and Raman imaging method.

Polymer Microarrays for Biomaterial Development
1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh 2. Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh 3. Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 4. Centre for Virus Res

The application of polymer microarrays in the discovery of biocompatible and bioactive substrates. Progress towards biomaterial development for the treatment of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome), and improving cervical cytology.
DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AND HEAVY METALS IN KENYAN HONEY BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION AND EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Generally, honey samples recorded very low concentrations of As compared to the other heavy metals determined in this study. The highest concentration of As was recorded in honey sample from Nairobi with a value of 0.03±0.01 ppm. All the values recorded were within the KEBS permitted value of 0.5 ppm in food according to Kenya Bureaue of Standards, 1996.
Application Notes
Understanding Antibody and Viral Glycoprotein Interactions Using CG-MALS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

We used size-exclusion chromatography coupled with multi-angle light scattering to determine the molar mass and native oligo-meric state of a viral glycoprotein.
Identification of Insulin Oligomeric States Using SEC-MALS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

This application note shows how the combination of column chromatography (SEC/GPC) with MALS, DLS and RI detection can be applied as a powerful tool to identify monomers, dimers, hexamers and higher aggregates of insulin.
Charge and Interaction Analysis for Predicting Antibody Formulation Stability
Wyatt Technology Corporation

Colloidal stability is a key solution property of a biotherapeutic formulations, indicative of long-term stability. As it is readily measured over much shorter time scales than long-term stability testing or even accelerated testing regimens, measurements of colloidal stability are often utilized in the course of formulation work to screen out poorly behaved conditions.
Measuring protein molecular weight using the Viscotek SEC-MALS 20 connected to a Waters Empower® SEC system
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note, we show that Malvern’s OmniSEC software can now communicate with Waters Empower® for the seamless exchange of sample sequences. A selection of proteins was used to demonstrate the measurement of protein molecular weight, oligomeric and aggregation state.
An Introduction to Proteins in 30 minutes
Malvern Instruments Limited

In the biotechnology industry, the majority of research is directed towards characterizing the structure and function of proteins. New methods are continually being developed to accomplish this.
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.
Tag-lite® two-cell assay: a valuable tool for protein drug discovery
Tecan Group Ltd.

Antibodies are central mediators of the immune system, IgG being the most dominant. Binding of IgG/antigen complexes to membrane-bound Fc? receptors triggers a cellular immune response. Alterations in the Fc portion of the antibody by introducing mutations can lead to complete abolition of Fc? receptor binding. This describes the development of a cellbased TR-FRET assay to determine the simultaneous binding of an antibody to its antigen and huFc?RIIIa present on different cells.
Transcreener® ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay
Tecan Group Ltd.

Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) is an important mediator of cellular metabolism that is essential for maintaining energy levels. The Transcreener ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay is intended for the detection of ADP production by any kinase or ATPase, and has been developed specifically for high throughput screening applications.
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.
Protein Purification Workflow Development Using Bio-Rad's NCO' Chromatography System
Bio-Rad Laboratories

High purity protein is a common requirement for biochemical and structural studies. A common approach is to recombinantly express an affinity-tagged version of the protein of interest. This is, however, not always a viable option. This application note discusses protein purification workflow development for untagged proteins and introduce a new indicator of method performance, the purity quotient difference.
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