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Webcasts
Advancements in Automated Sample Preparation, STR-PCR, and CE Detection for Rapid Nucleic Acid Analysis on an Integrated Microfluidic PlatformAdvancements in Automated Sample Preparation, STR-PCR, and CE Detection for Rapid Nucleic Acid Analysis on an Integrated Microfluidic Platform
Professor Frederic Zenhausem, Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, speaking at Lab on a Chip World Congress 2013.
The Detection of Transcription Errors in Biological SystemsThe Detection of Transcription Errors in Biological Systems
Kelley Thomas, University of New Hampshire, speaking at Genomics Research 2013.

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.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Facial Recognition Market: Global Advancements, Emerging Applications, Business Models and Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 ? 2018)
MarketsandMarkets

The report is focused to give a birds eye-view of the complete facial recognition industry with regards to technology and solutions, software, hardware and services. It also provides revenue distribution of the market based on various industry vertical or end-users.
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.
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.
DNA Sequencing 2013: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

DNA sequencing is important in all areas of biological research and increasing demand for this technique is driving advances in this field, in the form of next-generation techniques. Today, laboratories use a number of different sequencing methods, however common goals include increasing throughputs and speeds, while reducing costs.
Life Science Consumables 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

Techniques such as PCR, DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry have grown significantly in the last decade and by 2015 markets for these five areas are expected to exceed $50 billion, globally. In these and related fields, consumables are generally the second or third largest area in cost terms, after instrumentation.
Flow Cytometry 2013: A Focus on Sales Growth
Biopharm Reports

Flow Cytometry 2013 presents the findings of a global market study of flow cytometry, involving the participation of 277 buyers and end-users in this field. With a focus on market development, sales growth and commercial opportunities, the study profiled current and evolving areas of this market, as outlined below.
Scientific News
Fruit Fly Could Help Sniff Out Drugs and Bombs
Research from the University of Sussex has found a fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs.
Nanoparticles Give up Forensic Secrets
Researchers from Switzerland have thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes.
New Technique Yields Drug, Biomedical Test Results in One Minute
Slug flow microextraction makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.
Novel Method for Portable Detection of ‘Bath Salts’
Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets.
Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand
Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis and many other applications.
New Ways of Identifying Hydrogen Peroxide
Chemists have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.
Naming Jack the Ripper
Dr Jari Louhelainen from Liverpool John Moores University has undertaken research on the identity of Jack the Ripper - 126 years after the murders.
A New World of Forensic Analysis
UTS forensic biology expert Peter Gunn believes that RNA analysis has the potential to reveal much more from a crime scene sample than DNA.
Future Directions of Forensic DNA Databases
With the great success of the use of forensic DNA databases, new challenges are emerging.
Current Developments in Forensic Interpretation of Mixed DNA Samples
It is of great significance to develop innovative experimental techniques and software appropriate for complex mixed DNA analysis.
Business News
Battelle Awarded National Institute of Justice Grant to Study New Forensic DNA Tools
Partnership with seven leading labs will help spur use of next-generation sequencing in law enforcement.
Analytik Jena to Acquire Bruker’s ICP-MS Business
Analytik Jena AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker, the transaction is expected to close in September 2014.
NIJ, FBI Partner to Test Sexual Assault Kits
During the course of this partnership, the FBI will enter eligible profiles generated from DNA analysis into NDIS to aid in the investigation of violent crimes involving sexual assault.
NIST, County Crime Lab Team Up on Ballistics Research
Partnership will contribute to a collection of topographic data from thousands of fired bullets and cartridge cases.
Hamilton Scientific Acquires Assets of DS&D Laboratory Business
Hamilton Scientific announced that it has acquired the assets of the laboratory business of Dancker, Sellew and Douglas (DS&D) based in Somerville, New Jersey.
Thermo, NewLab Sign Forensic Sample Processing Distribution Agreement
Under the agreement, Thermo Fisher is the sole distributor and servicing agent of the CPA300™ and CPA200™ card processing instruments.
NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees
The new members, selected for their expertise in law, psychology and quality assurance, will serve on three advisory committees.
FBI Approves Life Technologies' Forensics Kit
Ability to upload forensic samples to National DNA Index System using GlobalFiler DNA chemistry enables faster, more powerful data comparisons to solve crimes in the U.S. and globally.
ASMS 2014 Overview
We take a look at some of the major new product announcements from ASMS 2014.
Shimadzu, Indigo BioSystems Announce Partnership
The companies will leverage the power of ASCENT™ clinical solutions on ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms.

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ePosters
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.
Isolation, Identification, and Determination of Designer Anabolic Steroids Commonly Found in Dietary Supplements
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Forensic Chemistry Center

A general analytical approach in identifying emerging steroid-like compounds is presented, including analysis by GC-MS, LC-MS, and/or HPLC-UV. Isolation of unknown compounds was achieved by high performance liquid chromatography with fraction collection. Isolated compounds were characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and high resolution accurate mass-mass spectrometry to elucidate their structure.
A Mass Spectrometer for Elemental Analysis based on Fieldable Technologies
The University of Tampa Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics, Gerling Applied Engineering

Laser ablation and a Microwave Plasma Torch (MPT) were coupled in order to obtain elemental information from solid samples. The MPT was incorporated as a less costly and more portable alternative to the ICP. MPT was also added to help improve the signal from just the laser ablation alone.
High-Throughput Analysis of DNA Samples using the D1K ScreenTape Assay and the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System
Agilent Technologies

Recent advances in genomics demands to look at a wealth of genetic information in a short period of time. DNA analysis using slab gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis are widely being used as a QC step in next generation sequencing and microarray studies. However, often these techniques lack the speed and involve more manual steps to perform the assay.
Novel, Fully Automated Method Allows Efficient Analysis of qPCR Data for Qualitative Calling Based on Comparative Cq
Azure PCR Limited

Assessment to ascertain if a method for analysis of qPCR data dependent on manual intervention can be replaced by automated analysis using the AzurePCRTM method.
An In Silico Test Battery for Rapid Evaluation of Genotoxic and Carcinogenic Potential of Chemicals
Advanced Chemistry Development Inc

The FDA guidance for industry states impurities under the ICH threshold may be exaluated for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. This study uses an expert system to detect mutagens and compounds labeled as potent carcinogens by the FDA.
Rapid PCR for Integration in Sample-to-answer Analysis Platforms
Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz

This poster describes how molecular testing at the point-of-care can increase time to results and yield rather specific information, concentrating on PCR on a chip layout which proves to be fast and robust.
Optical Microchip Sensors for Multiplexed Detection of Biological Pathogens
Stratophase

SpectroSens, a multi-channel optical microchip sensor system suitable for rapid, label-free multiplexed detection of a wide range of bio-hazardous agents is presented. Optical chips containing multiple high-precision planar Bragg gratings are exploited as low-cost, robust refractive index sensors.
Application Notes
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Trends, Challenges and Strategy in the Forensic Science Sector
Netherlands Forensic Institute

The forensic science sector is in transition. New insights, technologies, and customers, combined with falling costs and increasing capabilities cause the sector to grow rapidly. As a consequence the role of forensic laboratories is changing.
The Analysis of Common Drugs of Abuse in an Oral Fluid Matrix using a New Q TRAP® Platform
AB SCIEX

The multiplexing analysis of several compound classes, such as common prescription drugs along with drugs of abuse is very important. The measurement of these drugs has generally been performed using urine as the sample matrix. However, many research laboratories are finding the need to analyze these compounds in oral fluid matrices.
Quantification of Ethylglucuronide in hair by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
AB SCIEX

An advantage of the use of ethylglucuronide (ETG) in hair is that it is not subject to the effect of bacteria. It also offers the opportunity to extend the window of detection up to 6 months compared to hours- days in blood and urine.
Advanced Automated Library Searching for Compound Identification in Forensic Toxicology Samples
AB SCIEX

LC-MS/MS utilization in forensic toxicology screening for drugs and drug metabolites has become increasingly popular due to the selectivity, sensitivity and the speed of LC-MS/MS analysis. MS/MS confirmation with automated searching against available spectral libraries has proven to add a superior level of confidence to the compound identification.
A Complete Forensic Toxicology Screening Procedure for Drugs and Toxic Compounds in Urine and Plasma Using LC-MS/MS
Thermo Scientific

Implementation of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for forensic toxicology screening provides specific and sensitive analysis of drugs and toxic substances.
Performance Evaluation of a Thermal Desorption System for Detection of Basic Drugs in Forensic Samples by GC/MS
GERSTEL Inc.

Stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) is an innovative sample extraction technique that can be used to process blood, urine, and tissue samples for routine drug screening in the forensic toxicology laboratory.
Toxicological Screening with the Agilent 6500 Series Accurate_mass Q-TOF LC/MS and personal Compound Database and Library using the Brorcker, Herre and Pragst Accurate Mass Spectral Library
Agilent Technologies

Screening using accurate mass measurement and a large database containing compounds of toxicological and forensic concern is possible with the Agilent Forensic Toxicology Personal Compound Database.
Toxtyper™ – a Comprehensive LC-MSn Screening Solution for Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
Bruker Corporation

In the clinic and the routine lab, fast and unambiguous identification of toxic compounds is the primary task. The screening solution presented here is based on ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to an LC-MSn ion trap system.
Eppendorf Consumables: Solutions for Forensics
Eppendorf AG

Consumables for processing and storing forensic samples should be selected very carefully as they can directly influence the quality and reproducibility of the analytical results.
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