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Webcast - Bacterial Genomic Changes Revealed through Next-generation Sequencing Data AnalysisBacterial Genomic Changes Revealed through Next-generation Sequencing Data Analysis
Lori Snyder, Kingston University, speaking at NSG & Big Data 2014
Webcast - A High Content Imaging Platform to Study Spatio-temporal Signaling Networks during Neuronal DifferentiationA High Content Imaging Platform to Study Spatio-temporal Signaling Networks during Neuronal Differentiation
Olivier Pertz, University of Basel, speaking at High Content Analysis 2014

Market Reports
RNAi
RI Technologies

The report serves as a guide to global RNAi industry covering 280 plus companies that are engaged in RNAi synthesis, R&D, therapeutics, test kits, tools and services.
Innovation in the Prefilled Syringe Market - Biologics and Autoinjection Devices Shaping Future R&D Trends
Global Data

The report provides insights into possible future avenues of R&D in the prefilled syringe market. This includes an overview of problems and possible solutions, as well as discussion of how the devices have developed to date to address problems with contamination, safety, fragility and ease of use.
Monoclonal Antibodies Market in Rheumatoid Arthritis to 2018
GBI Research

The currently marketed monoclonal antibodies are highly successful products in the rheumatoid arthritis market, constituting four of the global top 20 best-selling drugs. Significant market exclusivity, expiries in the forecast period and yet more monoclonal antibodies in development will change the dynamics in and this highly lucrative market in the forecast period until 2018.
qPCR Assay Trends 2013
HTStec

HTStec's qPCR Assay Trends 2013 report was published on 15 April 2013. This 63 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays and instruments carried out in March 2013.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2013
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the CTC and CSC markets as they are evolving rapidly.
siRNA Screening Trends
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on siRNA screening carried out in September 2012.
MicroRNAs and Exosomes
Select Biosciences Ltd

In this report, we focus upon the microRNA research marketplace from the perspective of the translational opportunities in these spaces. The focus of this field is moving from basic research towards the utility of associations of microRNA expression patterns in disease.
MicroRNA Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

In this report, we focus upon the microRNA marketplace via primary market research that allows us to identify qualitative and quantitative trends from the bottom-up.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2012
Select Biosciences Ltd

In this report, we focus upon the biology of CTCs and CSCs as well as explore the inter-relationship between these cell types based upon molecular events. Also presented are research trends which are for the isolation and study of CTCs, a potentially important tool for cancer diagnostics with special relevance to cancer metastatic mechanisms.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the circulating tumor cells (CTCs) space. In this report, we focus upon the emerging marketplace for the isolation and study of CTCs, a potentially important tool for cancer diagnostics with special relevance to cancer metastasis and mechanisms thereof.
Scientific News
Chemists Recruit Anthrax to Deliver Cancer Drugs
With some tinkering, a deadly protein becomes an efficient carrier for antibody drugs.
Biologists Find An Early Sign Of Cancer
Patients show boost in certain amino acids years before diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Protein ‘Map’ Could Lead to Potent New Cancer Drugs
Findings will help scientists to design drugs that could target NMT enzyme.
New Approach Aims to Silence Cancer ‘Survival Genes’
Scientists at the University of York are working on a promising new approach for tackling colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer-related death.
DNA in ‘Gene Deserts’ Linked with Breast Cancer
Non-coding DNA raised the risk of breast cancer by affecting the activity of key genes.
Inivata Raises £4m to Realize the Potential of ctDNA Analysis
New spin-out from Cancer Research UK launched with funding from Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation.
Reversing The Effects Of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Study shows potential for reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic.
Gene Expression Patterns in Pancreatic CTCs Revealed
Distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs were identified, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases and prove to be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor.
Promise for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Ultrasound microbubbles can improve tumor absorption of cancer drugs.
Novel Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells Enters Clinical Trial
Phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for CLL patients.
Business News
Collaboration with The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Agreement to investigate the clinical use of the Parsortix system in metastatic breast cancer patients.
GE Healthcare to Collaborate with GlaxoSmithKline on Commercial Oncology Testing
The collaboration aims to improve access to diagnostic testing for cancer patients by establishing a network of clinical laboratories to identify genetic mutations associated with different tumour types.
Molecular Detection of Colon Cancer
AIT, BioVendor and SCIENION signed cooperation agreement for early detection of colon cancer.
Adaptimmune Secures $104 Million in Series A Financing
Company will use funding to advance programmes in multiple cancer indications.
Horizon Signs Master Services Agreement for Approximately $1.2 Million
Agreement covers development of molecular reference standards for companion diagnostics.
NIH Exceptional Responders to Cancer Therapy Study Launched
Study to investigate the molecular factors of tumors associated with exceptional treatment responses of cancer patients to drug therapies.
Baxter and Merrimack Enter into Exclusive Ex-U.S. Licensing Agreement
Baxter gains exclusive commercialization rights for all potential indications of MM-398 in all other geographies outside Taiwan.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, GSK and Pfizer Collaboration
Thermo Fisher Scientific announces agreement with GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer to develop oncology companion diagnostics using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS.)
Tekmira Joins Ebola International Consortium
Tekmira joins international consortium to conduct clinical trials of Ebola virus therapeutics in West Africa.
FORMA Therapeutics And Moffitt Cancer Center Alliance
FORMA Therapeutics expands translational reach through partnership agreement with Moffitt basic and clinical scientists.

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Design and Evaluation of High Definition Probe for HPV genotyping Microarray
Labgenomics Co., Republic of Korea

To improve the sensitivity and specificity of the HPV DNA Microarray, we adopted triple oligonucleotide probes for each targets and selected these probes not to have higher similarity of 75% with each others. These triple probes have shown 10 ~ 100 times higher sensitivities with comparable specificities than the conventional HPV DNA microarray of single oligonuclotide probe.

Digital PCR to Determine the Number of Transcripts from Single Neurons after Patch-clamp Recording
1AVIDIN Ltd., Szeged, Hungary www.avidinbiotech.com; 2Laboratory for Functional Genomics, Biological Research Center, HAS; 3Research Group for Cortical Microcircuits, HAS, Department of Physiology, An

Whole-cell patch-clamp recording enables detecting electrophysiological signals from neurons, and RNA can be harvested into the patch pipette from the cells.We have optimized a dPCR protocol for determining exact transcript numbers in single neurons after patch-clamp recording by using dPCR based on high-density nanocapillary PCR.
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.
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
INTERACTION BETWEEN WHEY PROTEIN NANOPARTICLES AND FATTY ACIDS
*Food Science Department; Faculity of Agriculture; Ain Shams University; Cairo; Egypt **Dairy Science &Technology Department, National Research Center, Egypt. ***Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center,

Nanocomplexes can be formed from WPI with good cytotoxic effect to tumer cells using cis-vaccenic and linolenic fatty acids comparable to oleic acid. It was a new interesting observation being that the nanocomplexes formed of WPI with fatty acids has a comparable cytotoxcisty to that of a-LA and ß-lg and can be used in tumor therapy.
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.

Characterization of the prehaustorial resistance against leaf rust (Puccinia triticina f. sp. tritici) in Einkorn (Triticum monococcum) by massive analysis of cDNA ends (MACE)
1 Julius Kuehn-Institute (JKI) Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany 2 Interdisciplinary Center for Crop Pla

Triticum monococcum, a valuable source for horizontal resistance against P. triticina was analyzed microscopically and by transcriptional profiling. MACE showed the increased expression of chitinases, kinases, peroxidases and pathogenesis related genes in the first 8 hai. The high number of differentially expressd tags and the knowledge about SNPs facilitates in silico mapping and the development of polymorphic markers which may accelerate the transfer of this prehaustorial resistance
Analysis of the genomic structure of a wheat NIL population segregating for resistance to glume blotch with a 90k ILLUMINA SNP chip
1Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 2Current address: GeneData AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Analysis of the genomic structure of a wheat NIL population segregating for resistance to glume blotch with a 90k ILLUMINA SNP chip
The Effects of Dimethylphthalate on the Viability and Development of Drosophila melanogaster
Wagner College

My research studies the effect of dimethylphthalate (DMP), a putative endocrine disruptor, on the viability and development of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.
Targeted cancer therapy based on blocking the expression of genes and small doses of oxaliplatin.
Centre for Medical Genetics Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Koltsov Institute of Developmental Biology Russian Academy of Sciences

The major drawbacks of the prescribed chemotherapy, are still remain the significant side effects and drug - resistance. Even targeted chemotherapy by means of specific antibodies do not always help to solve these complications. Our purpose was to identify potential biological targets associated with the development of drug resistance and to develop a specific method of suppressing the viability of cancer cells exposed to low doses of standard chemotherapy.
Application Notes
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
3D Cell Culture: mimicking real tissue
Tecan Group Ltd.

Technological advances in the last couple of years have enabled 3D scaffolds to be engineered that offer a real proxy for the in vivo environment which can be easily and routinely used in a cell culture laboratory. Alvetex Scaffold enables cells to develop natural, in vivo-like intercellular interactions, providing an ideal environment for real three-dimensional growth and nutrient exchange that is comparable to intra-capillary exchange in living tissues.
Optimized cell culture
Tecan Group Ltd.

Culturing of various stable cell lines, including bacterial, yeast, hybridoma, insect and mammalian lines, and stem cells, is an important task in the pharmaceutical industry. The cells need to be maintained and expanded for use in cell-based assays, such as siRNA screening, ADME and high content screening, as well as for clone selection.
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.
Automating Aqueous Compound Solubility Using the 96-Well Multiscreen® Solubility Filter Plate on a Hamilton Microlab® Star Workstation
Hamilton

Here we describe an automated method for determining drug solubility using Millipore’s MultiScreen Solubility filter plate on the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR workstation.
A Fluorescence Based Assay of the Epigenetic Enzyme Histonedeacetylase 1 (HDAC1)
BMG LABTECH

Post-translational histone modifications like acetylation play a pivotal role in the epigenetic regulation of transcription. Catalyzing the latter reaction HDACs affect various cellular processes especially cancerogenesis. Although the mechanism of starting cancerogenesis by epigenetic events is not clearly explained inhibition of HDACs has highlighted as a viable principle in cancer therapy.
Dual-Glo Luciferase Reporter-Gene Assay on the SpectraMax M5, LMax II384 and Analyst GT Microplate Readers
Molecular Devices

Reporter-gene assays are used to study eukaryotic gene expression. Dual genetic reporters are commonly used in transient transfections of cultured cells to minimize experimental variability. Recently, Promega introduced a Dual-Glo Lucoferase assay system which replaced the outdated ‘flash’ assays used previously. Ensuring both genetic reporters have different substrate requirements enables them to be detected using a single reaction mixture.
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.
Measurement of Proteasome Inhibition in Live Cells in Molecular Devices Microplate Fluorometers
Molecular Devices

The proteasome is a massive protein complex which can recognize and bind targeted proteins, and inject them into the central core where the proteins are successively degraded into short peptides. Whereas protein synthesis is well-understood after decades of study, major advances in our knowledge of protein degradation have occurred only in the last two decades.
A Fast and Simple Method For Measuring P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) Inhibition
BMG Labtech

Pgp expression has been linked to the effl ux of chemotherapeutic drugs in human cancers leading to multidrug resistance. Pgp activity can also result in low oral absorption and poor brain penetration. Interaction of drugs with the Pgp may also cause an increase in toxicity of co-administered compounds.
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