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Webcast - Exploring Protein-protein Interactions Using Scaffolded and Assembled Peptides as Synthetic Binding Site MimicsExploring Protein-protein Interactions Using Scaffolded and Assembled Peptides as Synthetic Binding Site Mimics
Jutta Eichler, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015.
Creating a Clinical Diagnostic Test from Discovery Through Launch with Mass Spectrometry
Daniel Chelsky, Caprion Proteomics Inc, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers.

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).
Scientific News
Scientists Discover Protein That Boosts Immunity to Viruses and Cancer
Researchers now developing a gene therapy designed to boost the infection-fighting cells.
Fruit Fly Studies Shed Light on Adaptability
Collaborative study reveals that neurons change on the molecular level when they are exposed to prolonged light.
First Look at ‘Wasabi Receptor’ Brings Insights for Pain Drug Development
Protein’s structure will guide hunt for new treatments of inflammation-induced pain.
Breath Test For Detecting Head And Neck Cancer
A portable device can detect the presence of certain types of cancer in people's breath.
Protein Shake-Up
Researchers use neutron scattering and supercomputing to study shape of a protein involved in cancer.
Key Cellular Mechanism Involved in Neurodegeneration and Herpes Uncovered
The discovery of a protein complex at the heart of cellular transport networks could have broad implications for disease research.
Kidney Cancer Detected Early With Urine Test
Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed a noninvasive method to screen for kidney cancer by measuring the presence of proteins in the urine.
A Vaccine Against Placental Malaria Made with ExpreS2
ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies’ protein expression technology is ready to start human tests in Germany and Benin.
Protein The Clue To Solving A Darwinian Mystery
Scientists at the University of York provided the key to solving the evolutionary puzzle surrounding that Charles Darwin called the ‘strangest animals ever discovered’.
No Humans Required
Automated tool for tracking proteins and the molecules they interact with in living cells developed.
Business News
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.
SCIEX Announces OneOmics™ Collaborators
Advaita Bioinformatics, Researchers at Yale University and ISB launch applications and libraries that combine next-generation proteomics and next-generation sequencing data in innovative ways.
Sigma-Aldrich & Roche Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement
Provides researchers with global access to Roche biochemical reagents product portfolio.
Purdue-Based Firms Grow After Receiving Emerging Innovations Fund Investments
The Fund has helped to support new business ventures across a range of research areas.

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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.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing
ReproCELL, Inc.

Human iPS-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato™) and cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio 2™) are useful for in vitro toxicity assays.
Improved Small RNA Library Preparation Workflow for Next-Generation Sequencing
TriLink BioTechnologies

We describe an optimized small RNA NGS library prep workflow using chemically modified adapters which suppresses adapter dimers, allows for RNA inputs down to 1 ng and eliminates the need for a gel purification step, thus allowing full automation not previously possible.
Flexible automated platform for blood group genotyping on DNA microarrays
1 Établissement Français du Sang Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France. 2 Établissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint Denis, France. 3 Établissement Français du Sang Alpes-Méd

The purpose of this project was to set up and validate a flexible robotic platform using 96-well DNA microarray for multiplex blood group genotyping.
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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