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Webcasts
Webcast - Catalysis in Flow: Operando Study of Pd Catalyst Speciation and LeachingCatalysis in Flow: Operando Study of Pd Catalyst Speciation and Leaching
Mimi Hii, Imperial College, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 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.
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
NIST Instrument Enables High-speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Researchers have demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration "signatures."
New Spectroscopy Technique Provides Unprecedented Look into Photochemical Reactions
Two-dimensional electronic-vibrational spectroscopy can be used to simultaneously monitor electronic and molecular dynamics on a femtosecond time-scale.
X-rays Used to Examine How DNA Protects Itself from UV Light
Scientists have made detailed observations of a “relaxation response” that protects these molecules, and the genetic information they encode, from UV damage.
Using Spectroscopy to Diagnose Skin Cancer
Autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy identify malignant melanoma with 93% accuracy.
Role of Water in Chromosome Spreading and Swelling Induced by Acetic Acid Treatment
Researchers analysed intact lymphocytes before and at each stage of the chromosome preparation protocol by FTIR spectroscopy.
Studying Historic Materials with a Vis-NIR Portable Spectrometer
Analytik have reported how the LabSpec portable spectrometer from PANalytical Boulder is being used in the world of heritage research.
Sneaky Bacteria Change Key Protein’s Shape to Escape Detection
Researchers believe that this deeper understanding could help lead to new treatments for bacterial diseases.
A New Quantum Memory on the Horizon
Sensitive measurements can be used to detect signals from an individual ion in a crystal.
Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer and Prediction of Survival by Urinary Metabolomics
Bladder cancer seems to be ideal for urinary metabolomics-based diagnosis, as urine can directly contact the cancer lesion in the bladder.
A Metabolomic Perspective on Coeliac Disease
Metabolomics has proved to be a useful complement for the characterization of several physiological and pathological conditions and offers promises as a clinical tool.
Business News
Intertek Launches Unique Pharmaceutical NMR
Intertek have launched an industry-unique high resolution pharmaceutical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance capability.
Development of Oral Cancer Diagnostic Receives Backing
Zilico Ltd has received funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency.
Thermo to Sell Cole-Parmer for $480M
Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Cole-Parmer channel business to private equity firm GTCR, LLC for $480 million in cash.
Analytik Jena AG Completes Merger of CyBio AG
Merger became effective upon entry into the commercial register of Analytik Jena AG.
Biochrom, Gilson Sign ELISA Distribution Agreement
Companies to co-market and distribute products for automation of ELISAs and other absorbance assays in Europe.
Agilent, Seoul National University to Collaborate on New Research Center
The facility will support new drug development center in the university's college of pharmacy.
Trinean to Appoint New Board Member
Company announced that it appointed Mr Chris van Ingen as independent board member.
University of Edinburgh Invests £1.2M in NMR and Mass Spectroscopy Instrumentation
‘Instantaneous’ turnover of samples will benefit research efforts.
Thermo Reports 22% Revenue Rise in Q1 2014
Results include the addition of Life Technologies as of February 4, 2014, and exclude the previously announced related divestitures as of March 22, 2014.
Global Molecular Spectroscopy Market 2014-2018
Owing to the diverse nature of molecular spectroscopy technologies, these technologies cover a wide area of applications.

Events
ELRIG - Drug Discovery 2014
02 Sep 2014
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World of Technology & Science
30 Sep 2014
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28 Sep 2014
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ePosters
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
Genetic progress in the Romanian triticale breeding program
National Agricultural Research Development Institute Fundulea

Since 1984 yield raised up to 43 kg / ha¹ and year¹ or 0.74 % /year¹ this progress being achieved mainly by improving fertility of spikes, plumpness of kernel, the test weight and introduction of short straw RhtB1b (Rht1) and Ddw1 (Hl) genes. In order to improve the yield stability, under predictions of global climatic changes, improvement of genetic diversity to powdery mildew, leaf and yellow rusts, virus and spike diseases and also for pre-harvest sprouting are still demanded.
Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Genotyping-by-Sequencing of a set of diverse spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions
(1) Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Str. 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany; (2) Julius Kühn-

The poster presents a Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) approach to saturate a set of diverse spring barley accessions with a high density of SNP markers.
Genetic integrity of rice seeds during ageing and gene bank storage by SSR analysis
Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria.

Rice seeds loose germination capacity with ageing. Loses in genetic integrity was found to occur during artificial ageing at a time when percentage germination declined to 54%.
A non-destructive method to assess changes in the biomass of small-grain cereals under field conditions
1 IRTA (Institute for food and Agricultural Research and Technology), Field Crops Program, 25198 Lleida, Spain;

The poster describes a non-destructive method to assess biomass based on remote sensing techniques. This method is suitable for field phenotyping and it is useful to assess biomass evolution as well as to estimate radiation use efficiency.
Characterization of nitrogen use efficiency in a winter wheat collection
Nitrogen use efficiency; winter wheat

The first-year dataset of the three year experiment has been analysed. To find out, which genotype is recommended for intensive and which one is for extensive cultivation, the performances of the varieties were characterized under low and also under favourable nitrogen supply. The varieties were also ranked based on the increased level of their performance due to the nitrogen supply. Correlations between the measured phenotypic data and the NUE parameters were also calculated.
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
Intact Protein LC-MS: How to Overcome the Challenges?
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Facilitate intact protein LC-MS without compromising performance.
Methods: Construct prototypes of integrated column and sprayer dedicated for intact protein separations and compare performance.
Results: Three prototypes have been directly compared and all showed good protein separations, each with their unique area of strength.
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.
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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