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Featured Product - Maya2000 Pro-NIR: High-sensitivity Spectrometer for Raman and NIR Applications
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Webcasts
Webcast - 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
Webcast - Small Footprint Capillary-Flow NMR and the Process EnvironmentSmall Footprint Capillary-Flow NMR and the Process Environment
John Frost, Thermo Fisher Scientific, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 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.
Atomic Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Competitive Landscape, Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global atomic spectroscopy market was valued at an estimated $4.02 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.
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-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.
Biomarkers
RI Technologies

This report on focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas. The study also provides global market analysis for biomarkers by disease area and by prominent biomarker identification technologies.
Pathways to Efficient Drug Development - Advances in Modeling and Simulation Outcomes to Fuel Pipeline Productivity
GBI Research

The report examines the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is looking for improvements in efficiency whilst acknowledging that pharmaceutical R&D remains a long and risky process. It looks in detail at precompetitive research and evaluates how the industry is pulling together to research solutions to problems that are common to all companies.
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.
Lab Instrument Rental Trends 2012
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on lab instrument rental carried out in September 2012.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Scientific News
Research to Assist Forensic Investigations
Grant will see OSU professor Dr Barry Lavine research the analysis of automobile paint samples to improve how forensic scientists track down vehicles in criminal investigations.
Watching the Hidden Life of Materials
Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world.
An Unlikely Use for Diamonds
Tiny diamonds provide new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics.
Chemists Show That ALS is a Protein Aggregation Disease
Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
New Catalyst could Improve Production of Biofuels
Washington State University researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to making biofuels cheaply and more efficiently.
A Molecular Physics Experience Through Movement at Stanford
dS, short for danceroom Spectroscopy, is the world's first large-scale, interactive molecular physics experience.
Watching Molecules ‘Dance’ in Real Time
Trapping light at the nanoscale enables real-time monitoring of individual molecules bending and flexing may aid in our understanding of how changes within a cell can lead to diseases such as cancer.
How to Prevent Organic Food Fraud
A new test under development has the potential to authenticate organic tomatoes and other produce.
3-in-1 Spectroscopy System Improves Skin Cancer Detection
The new device may detect cancerous skin lesions early on, leading to better treatment outcomes and ultimately saving lives.
Minuscule Chips for NMR Spectroscopy Promise Portability, Parallelization
Two-by-two-millimeter spectrometer dramatically shrinks footprint for multidimensional analysis of molecules.
Business News
Conference Review: 11th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium
Raman community presents and discuss its latest scientific results at the conference.
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.
Anatrace, Microlytic Partnership to Enable Membrane Protein Research
Partnership will develop and commercialize Analytic, a new brand of products targeted to the membrane protein research community.
Agilent to Close NMR Business
The announcement is part of Agilent's strategy to address the business shortfalls of its Research Products Division.
Rangatira Increases Stake in Magritek
Investment reflects Rangatira’s aim to invest in growing, internationally competitive New Zealand businesses.
Sinensis Life Sciences Acquires Spinnovation
Addition of Spinnovation expands and strengthens Company’s chemical R&D group.
Pittcon Releases New Website for 2015
New website with viewing compatibility with most mobile platforms.
Freeze Drying Monitoring & Control
SP Scientific enters into an exclusive agreement with PSI to distribute LyoFlux® 200.
Thermo, University of Birmingham Partner to Study Brominated Flame Retardant Pollution
Research aims to increase understanding of the environmental fate and behavior of brominated persistent organic chemicals through deploying recent advances in analytical instrumentation.
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.

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Analitica Latin America 2015
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ePosters
METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY AND INORGANIC MERCURY IN SEAFOOD
University of Barcelona, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.
Microextraction techniques combined with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for determination of different metal ions in water
(a) Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice, Poland (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi s/n, 17170-Girona, Spain (c) Institute of Eart

In present work new preconcentration procedures combining microextraction techniques and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy were developed. Proposed methodologies are promising tools for multielemental analysis enabling detection of natural pollutants in different water samples.

Artificial Multi-Gene Expression Systems Design Service for Natural Compound Formation and Hetero Protein Complexes
ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, IStLS

Drug discovery of natural compounds drug development and drug target analyses as well as bioproduction can benefit from artificial genetic systems and constructions. The direction in which genes are to be developed is written in the genomes. Synthesis oriented genomic analyses of codon bias and tRNA adaption analyses are prerequisites for generating adaptive, highly functional genes.
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.

Amino-Coated Metallofullerene Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Mutiforme Tumor Detection
Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech,Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

We report the preparation of a new functionalized trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerene, with a cage surface consisting of positively charged amino groups, which is expected to bind more efficiently to negatively charged cell phospholipid bi-layer cellular surfaces and will more readily undergo endocytosis. We now report that this Gd-nanoplatform when subsequently conjugated with an IL-13 peptide, (IL-13-Gd3N@C80(OH)x(NH2)y) exhibits enhanced targeting of U-251 GBM cell lines.
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.

Gut Microbial Metabolites and Hepatic Xenobiotic Metabolism: A High Throughput Screening Approach
University of Reading, AstraZeneca

This poster highlights the combination of metabonomics and high throughput screening by the identification of gut microbial metabolites and a screening assay designed to determine their cytotoxicity to liver-like cell cultures.
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.
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.
Application Notes
Live Cell Biosensor Assay Used To Interrogate GPCRs - Comparative Analysis of Biosensor Variants
BioTek Instruments

This application note compares the performance of the highest and lowest affinity variants using automated methods and the highly-sensitive bottom reading capabilities of an HTS microplate reader. Sensitive detection of the 22F basal signal allows for use of this variant under a broad range of conditions, providing an assay with both superior dynamic range and sensitivity.
Automation of a Homogeneous Proximity Assay for Immunogenicity Testing of Biological Drug Products
BioTek Instruments

Several challenges have surfaced during clinical evaluation of biological drug products due to a commonly associated immune response in patients. Anti-drug antibodies (ADA) are known to be frequently generated during administration of humanized monoclonal antibody therapeutics. A commonly used technology platform for assessment of immunogenicity relies on the bridging immunogenicity assay format typical of the ELISA.
Determination of Antioxidant potential using an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Assay with Synergy™ H4
BioTek Instruments

The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay has emerged as a robust analytical method to determine the antioxidant potential of a range of substances found in neutraceutical, pharmaceutical and food products. This application note demonstrates the ability to perform the assay in a 96-well microplate format amenable to higher throughput platforms.
Micro-Volume Purity Assessment of Nucleic Acids using A260/A280 Ratio and Spectral Scanning
BioTek Instruments

The spectrophotometric ratio of absorbance measurements at 260 nm and 280 nm provides a rapid indication of protein contamination in nucleic acid isolates and less commonly, nucleic acid contamination in protein isolates. UV-Vis scanning can also identify contamination from chemical additives used in the isolation procedure. This application note assesses the capability in micro-volume analysis using the BioTek Take3™ microplate accessory.
BlueScreen HC - A Luminescence Based, High-Throughput, In Vitro Genotoxicity Assay
BMG LABTECH

The BlueScreen HC assay from Gentronix utilizes a luminescence-based reporter system to measure genotoxicity. The assay generates positive results e.g for direct-acting mutagens and clastogens and correct negative results for non-carcinogens. In addition, reduced cell proliferation, a measure of cytotoxicity, is assessed, too. Using the FLUOstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH the BlueScreen HC assay has been shown to be fast, accurate and reproducible.
DNA Measurements in Low Volume Samples, Microplates and Cuvettes on the SPECTROstar Nano
BMG LabTech

This application note details how the SPECTROstar Nano absorbance reader measures nucleotides such as DNA in microplates, cuvettes and low volume samples with the BMG LABTECH’s LVis Plate.
Quantitative, High-Throughput, Fluorescent-Based Bioassay to Detect Schistosoma Viability
BMG Labtech

The blood fluke Schistosoma is a parasitic trematode that is responsible for more than 200,000 human deaths per year. The state of the art to detect Schistosoma viability involves microscopy and knowledge of parasite morphology. The lack of appropriate methods for quantifying Schistosoma viability blocks the development of new anthelmintics.
The ELISAONE ™ Assay Performed on the POLARstar Omega from BMG LABTECH
BMG LABTECH

ELISAONE ™ technology has been developed by TGR BioSciences to provide a means of running high performance sandwich immunoassays in a user-friendly 96-well format.
Promotion of Aggregation as a Means of Assessing the Stability of Antibody Molecules
BMG Labtech

During manufacture of antibody molecules, they are subjected to mechanical stress generated by processes such as pumping and filtration. This may cause denaturation and consequently aggregation due to exposure of the protein to air-liquid interfaces and shear forces, resulting in the ultimate loss in bioactivity.
An AlphaScreen® SureFire® Phospho-ERK1/2 Assay Performed on BMG LABTECH’s POLARstar Omega
BMG LABTECH

G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are a large family of receptors which have a broad involvement in cellular responses affecting many important body functions both in health and disease.
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