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Webcasts
Advanced Molecular Tools for Proteome Analyses
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, Uppsala University, speaking at Advances ibn qPCR and dPCR 2014
Webcast - Conformational Changes Induced by  Nanomaterials: Functional ImplicationsConformational Changes Induced by Nanomaterials: Functional Implications
Rosana Simon-Vazquez, University of Vigo, speaking at Nanomedicine 2014.

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
Study Aims to Develop Breath Test for COPD
A new clinical iniative, lead by NYU Langone Medical Center, aims to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath that are biomarkers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Salamander Skin Peptide Promotes Wound Healing in Mice
New research suggests that the peptide tylotoin exerts the promotion of wound healing with epidermal growth factor in a murine model of a full thickness dermal wound.
Marijuana Compound May Offer Treatment for AD
Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Quantitative Western Blotting Using Stain-Free Technology
Bio-Rad hosted two seminars at the EB 2014 in which KOLs discussed approaches to improve the accuracy of western blotting quantitation using Bio-Rad’s stain-free technology.
Repressing the Repressors May Drive Tissue-Specific Cancers
Stowers scientists establish Drosophila and mammalian models to study mutations found in pediatric brain tumors.
MU Researchers Discover Protein's Ability To Inhibit HIV Release
TIM-family proteins have the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses.
Epigenetic Study Bolsters Alzheimer's Understanding
The current study found that chemical modifications to DNA within the ANK1 gene are strongly associated with measures of neuropathology in the brain.
Identification of Psoriatic Arthritis Mediators in Synovial Fluid
This study represents the most comprehensive proteomic analysis of psoriatic arthritis synovial fluid, to date.
GTEx Project to Expand Functional Studies of Genomic Variation
Larger set of human tissues to be analyzed to contribute to a database and tissue bank that researchers can use to study how genomic variants influence gene activity.
Subcellular Imaging Visualizes Structures of Brain Receptors
The advance opens a new window to study protein interactions in cell membranes in exquisite detail.
Business News
“Tandem Mass Tag” Team Wins HUPO Science & Technology Award
Tandem Mass Tag (TMT) isobaric labeling was invented by Proteome Sciences and is licensed solely by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
BGI, Imperial and Waters Sign Translational Medicine Agreement
The collaboration brings together three of the leading scientific groups in the field of translational medicine.
Plexus to Manufacture Microsaic's Miniature Mass Spec
Plexus will support Microsaic with the manufacture of its 4000 MiD® miniature, fully self-contained mass spectrometry (MS) system, which was launched in March 2013.
Science and Technology Award for TMT at HUPO World Congress
TMT® chemical tags, distributed through Thermo Scientific, have become the global market leader.
ACD Establishes Subsidiary to Serve the European Market
Subsidiary will enable easy ordering, fast delivery and enhanced support for EU customers
Waters Unveils Global Mass Spectrometry Headquarters in the UK’s North West
The Right Honourable George Osborne MP joins Waters CEO Doug Berthiaume to mark the official opening of the Waters Mass Spectrometry Headquarters in Wilmslow.
MRC Technology Negotiates License with Bio-Techne for MRC’s GOPAL Protein Synthesis Technology
Technology enables production of ubiquitin reagents and other proteins for use in drug discovery.
ILSC to Highlight Developments in Applications and Characterization of Nanoparticles
For the first time, this year’s ILSC will be open to all rather than exclusively to Wyatt’s customers.
Thermo Completes Sale of Cole-Parmer to GTCR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of its Cole-Parmer customer channel business to private equity firm GTCR LLC for approximately $480 million in cash.
NIH Grant for Texas Biomed to Perform Mass Spec-Based Studies into Heart Disease
Institute awarded $2.7M grant from the NIH to fund innovative approaches to genetics research for the development of new therapies for heart disease and other conditions.

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ePosters
Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: High Throughput and High Content Assessment of Cardiac Toxicity and Drug Efficacy by Monitoring Cytosolic Free Calcium Transients
1Axiogenesis AG, Cologne, Germany; 2Hamamatsu Photonics Deutschland GmbH, Hersching, Germany; 3Hamamatsu Photonics France S.A.R.L, Massy, France; 4Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Hamamatsu City, Japan; 5Cel

Introduction of selected, pure human cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSCM) into a calcium transient imaging high throughput screening (HTS) assay to assess cardiotoxicity and drug efficacies.
Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
(1)Molecular Sensing, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (2) AstraZeneca Discovery Sciences, Mölndal, Sweden, (3) AstraZeneca CVMD iMED, Mölndal, Sweden

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds.
Rapid Quantification of Proteins in Complex Matrices using the DeNovix DS11 Microvolume Spectrophotometer
1) Swift Analytical Ltd, The Catalyst, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GW 2) DeNovix Inc, 3411 Silverside Road, Hanby Building, Wilmington, DE 19810 USA

In this poster, we will introduce the DeNovix DS-11 as the next generation in microvolume spectrophotometry.
Mixtures Analysis of Complex Mixtures
Mestrelab Research

We describe an NMR method to quantify mixture components in wine, edible oils, etc. The method is fully customizable, and amenable to high throughput operation.
A Complete Wine Analysis Using Multiplets Detection
1Mestrelab Research, www.mestrelab.com; 2Institut Heidger, Germany, www.institut-heidger.de

NMR mixtures analysis can be used to determine the concentration of key components in wine. Here we show the analysis using SMA from Mestrelab.
Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
(1) Molecular Sensing, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (2) AstraZeneca Discovery Sciences, Mölndal, Sweden, (3) AstraZeneca CVMD iMED, Mölndal, Sweden

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds
PRESEPSIN, A SOLUBLE CD14-SUBTYPE, A POSSIBLE NEW BIOMARKER INCREASES IN SEPTIC PATIENTS’ PLASMA FROM PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT.
1) Department of Laboratory Medicine, 2) Department of Pediatrics, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital

Increased plasma concentration of soluble CD14-subtype (presepsin) was observed in pediatric patients with bacteremia. Presepsin could be a possible biomarker of sepsis in pediatric patients, however, their reference interval in children could be lower than that of adults. More studies with larger number of samples are required to confirm the result.

A Novel Approach Toward Microfluidic Drug Metabolite Synthesis – Electrosynthetic Methodology Simulating Cytochrome (CYP450) Oxidation
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona and Syrris Ltd

A novel microfluidic technology and electrochemical synthesis method is demonstrated for the efficient generation of known drug metabolites. These metabolites are typically generated on first pass hepatic oxidation in vivo. The FLUX Module, a new microfluidic electrochemical cell manufactured by Syrris Ltd., has been employed to generate the metabolites of five commercial drugs: Tolbutamide, Chlorpromazine, Diclofenac, Primidone and Albendazole.
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.

Evolutionary Changes in Proneural Gene Expression - atonal and ASH in Daphnia magna
Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, London, UK

The presented in this poster investigates the morphological and molecular development of sensory organs in Daphnia magna.
Application Notes
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.
Validating the Expression Consistency of a Housekeeping Protein
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Housekeeping proteins (HKP) are typically used as loading controls because it is assumed that the HKP expression level remains consistent across samples. However, there is evidence that HKP expression levels change in many scenarios, including siRNA treatment, cell death, cell differentiation, etc.
A Method for Greater Reliability in Western Blot Loading Controls: Stain-Free Total Protein Quantitation
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Reliable assessment of changes in target protein levels by western blot requires measurement of both the target and loading control proteins in the linear dynamic range. Stain-free technology is a novel method introduced by Bio-Rad to visualize and quantify proteins in gels and blots.
General V3 Western Blotting Protocol
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Western blotting is a very useful and widely adopted lab technique, but the traditional procedure can be long and tedious. Researchers can assess only whether a blot image is captured at the end of the long procedure and the quality of western blot data is sometimes challenged due to poor loading controls.
Determining the Appropriate Sample Load When Using a Stain-Free V3 Western Workflow™
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Traditional western blot workflows require an appropriate sample load to detect both target proteins and loading control proteins. The discrepancy between these quantities often leads to oversaturated protein bands, forcing researchers to sometimes run two duplicate gels or titrate down the antibody concentration in order to get quantitative results.
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