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In this free to attend On Demand webcast presented by Stephane Karoubi, Product Manager, and Sophie Dubacq, Application Engineer, from Bertin Technologies.
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Mats Ljungman, Professor, University of Michigan will present a set of novel techniques to analyze many aspects of gene expression based on the capturing of nascent RNA.

Market Reports
Epigenetic Proteins & Reagents Trends 2015
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on epigenetic proteins and reagents carried out in March 2015.
Epigenetic Modification Screening Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 3nd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on epigenetic modification screening carried out in May 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Innovations in Combating Infectious Diseases: Opportunities in therapeutics and diagnostics through application of proteomics, genomics, nanotechnology, and novel sources of lead generation
Business Insights

This report makes a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the cutting edge of research aiming to reveal how bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions infect and affect their hosts. It also assesses the new technologies and techniques that are being used to design and develop the anti-infective drugs and diagnostic methods of the 21st century.
Cancer Vaccines & Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) 2011 Report
Select Biosciences Ltd

This market report from Select Biosciences presents a comprehensive industry analysis of the cancer vaccines space as well as that of the emerging circulating tumor cells (CTCs) space. These two areas are evolving and expanding driven by the greater emphasis on personalized medicine especially in the cancer/oncology space.
Epigenetics Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

Epigenetics research efforts are growing around the world driven by the numerous documented associations of epigenetic modifications with diseases—especially various types of cancers.
Scientific News
Scientists Find Evidence That Cancer Can Arise Changes
Researchers at Rockefeller University have found a mutation that affects the proteins that package DNA without changing the DNA itself can cause a rare form of cancer.
Modified Microalgae Converts Sunlight into Valuable Medicine
A special type of microalgae can soon produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs and much more just by harnessing energy from the sun.
Breakthrough Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment
Scripps scientists have designed a drug candidate that decreases growth of breast cancer cells.
Loss Of Y Chromosome Increases Risk Of Alzheimer’s
Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers. These new findings by researchers at Uppsala University could lead to a simple test to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A Guide to CRISPR Gene Activation
A comparison of synthetic gene-activating Cas9 proteins can help guide research and development of therapeutic approaches.
Gene That Lowers Heart Attack Risk Identified
Individuals with a rare twelve-letter deletion from a gene on chromosome 17 have significantly reduced non-HDL cholesterol levels and a 35% lower than average risk of heart disease.
Testing Non-Breast/Ovarian Cancer Genes
Researchers have found that expanding gene panel beyond breast/ovarian cancer genes in these patients does not add any clinical benefit. Instead, testing has produced more questions than answers.
Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Play Role in Tumor Growth
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have reported a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor cells.
Cancer Cells Coordinate to Form Roving Clusters
Rice University scientists identify ‘smoking gun’ in metastasis of hybrid cells.
Genes For Nose Shape Found
Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study.
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Harvard Licenses Genotyping Platform
Novel approach aids development of drug resistance testing products for HIV.
NIST, Stanford Partner on Metrology Initiative
NIST and Stanford University have announced that they are embarking on a long-term partnership to develop the measurement capabilities central to research, innovation and commercialization in a budding bio-economy of products and services in sectors ranging from health care to energy to electronics.
Siemens Healthcare Acquires NEO New Oncology AG
Company has expanded its diagnostics portfolio with molecular testing related services and technologies for oncology and genomics.
BGI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with VPC
Collaboration aims to bring together BGI's sequencing, genomics, and computing technologies and VPC's translational cancer research and drug development program.
FDA Grants Roche’s Cancer Immunotherapy Tecentriq Accelerated Approval
Company has announced that the U.S. FDA has granted accelerated approval to Tecentriq® for the treatment of people with a specific type of advanced bladder cancer.
Database Launched to Study DNA from Twins
Avera and Avera Institute for Human Genetics announce a new formal international partnership with the Netherlands Twin Register at Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.
Metamark Obtains Draft Medicare Coverage for ProMark
Company has announced that the three MACs have issued draft local coverage determinations for ProMark the proteomic prognostic test for early-stage prostate cancer.
Genus, Caribou Biosciences Announce Exclusive Collaboration
Company has announced collaboration with Caribou Biosciences for leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in livestock species.
Agios, Celgene Establish New Collaboration
New collaboration builds on Agios research platform and leverages Celgene capabilities; Agios to receive $200 million upfront payment.
Foundation Medicine Receives Patent
Company has received U.S. patent covering fundamental methods in comprehensive genomic analysis in cancer.

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Phenotypic Cell-Based Screening of a High Content Imaging Cell Health Assay using the IN Cell Analyzer 2000
MRC Technology

A High Content Imaging Cell Health assay has been established in-house for phenotypic High Content Screening using the IN Cell Analyzer 2000 and Genedata Screener analysis software. We describe the assay development and initial screening of the FDA set in HepG2 cells for validation of the assay.
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing utilizing chemically synthesized RNA
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing using synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA or sgRNA is highly efficient and easy to use. Synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA is uniquely suited to in vitro and in vivo applications, in particular, DNA-free approach with Cas9 mRNA. Chemical synthesis of guide RNAs allows accurate and rapid production of arrayed crRNA libraries for high-confidence, loss-of-function screens.
The Case for CASE: Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation
ACD/Labs

Modern CASE systems such as Structure Elucidator Suite provide the necessary capability accurately elucidate a novel chemical structure for complex molecules based on readily available NMR data sets. This allows organizations to avoid expensive, labor-intensive, and time-consuming synthetic efforts.
A Unified Software Platform for Laboratory Informatics
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), Toronto, Canada.

Reported here are capabilities in automated workflows involving analytical data with chemical structures. Specifically described is automated homogenization of data from a set of instruments, including NMR structure verification, as one solution.
Gene Expression Patterns in Donor-matched Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Osteocytes from Human Trabecular Bone
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, UK

The study aimed to investigate gene expression profiles of osteocytes in healthy and OA bone and to compare with donor - matched MSCs.
Rapid electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for protein detection in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) Protobios OÜ, Tallinn, Estonia

We present results in rapid solution impedance spectroscopy to detect protein interactions (antibody-antigen) in human serum. Two different serum-antibody mixtures are measured in cuvettes, interfaced with screen-printed electrodes to determine whether the experimental setup can detect differences in composition.
Advanced Microfluidic Mixing Device for the Study of Macromolecule Dynamics
Department of Biomedical, IIT Hyderabad

We have developed and characterized a micro-fluidic mixer to study the macro-molecule dynamics such as kinetics of protein folding, DNA sequencing, single molecule study and detection etc. on a micro-second timescale. Numerical simulation has been performed to analyse the study of mixing performance of micro-fluidics channel.
Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet
The University of Texas at Arlington and VUV Analytics

The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.

Assessing Diversity in Cassava through the Application of Metabolomics
aSchool of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK bInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

In the present study metabolomic platforms have been established for Cassava and used to assess the biodiversity present in Cassava germplasm collections and elucidate underlying biochemical mechanisms associated with traits of interest.
Metabolic response to everolimus in patient-derived xenografts of triple negative breast cancer
1Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2Department of Medical Imaging, St Olavs University Hospit

Everolimus treatment metabolic effects on TNBC PDX models were investigated using MR spectroscopy. PLS-DA successfully discriminated treated from controls and PDX expressing INPP4B and not. LMM revealed significant differences in 4/17 metabolites and two metabolite ratios between treated and controls.
Application Notes
Evaluation of the IntelliQube® for Gene Expression Analysis using a One-Step RT-PCR Workflow
Douglas Scientific

A recent study demonstrates the ability of the IntelliQube® and associated Array Tape®, to process RNA samples using a one-step RT-PCR workflow, opening the door to a variety of RNA screening applications including gene expression or viral detection and quantification.
Evaluation of a New Accurate, Automated and Cost-effective Approach for the Analysis of Pharmacologically Important Copy Number Variation
Douglas Scientific

The IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific® is designed to address the need for accurate and reliable results for studies such as CNV determination.
IntelliQube® Real-Time Quantitative PCR Performance
Douglas Scientific

The IntelliQube performs at an industry leading level, facilitating outstanding qPCR results with Array Tape® and the added benefits of inline automation. Liquid handling, thermal cycling, and detection systems within the IntelliQube enables users to achieve efficient and economical high throughput sample processing in Array Tape without compromising important parameters of qPCR performance.
Multiplex Genotyping of Human Reference DNA Samples with Pharmacologically Important Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific
Douglas Scientific

This study demonstrates the ability of the IntelliQube along with Array Tape®, to successfully achieve two multiplexed SNP genotyping results in a single well and decrease thermal cycling times without compromising data quality. The combination of achieving two results per reaction well and shortened cycling times dramatically increases overall throughput.
Muliplex SNP Genotyping of Field Corn Crude Samples with Probe-Based Assays using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

This study evaluated multiplex genotyping on the IntelliQube, a PCR instrument optimized for 1.6 µL reaction volumes in Array Tape®. It demonstrates the feasibility of achieving two SNP genotyping results in a single reaction well. IntelliQube provides cost savings through miniaturized PCR reaction volumes, shorter thermal cycling times, and multiplex reactions without compromising data quality.
Approaching Single-Cell Sequencing by Understanding NGS Library Complexity and Bias
Swift Biosciences Inc

This application note describes the sequence coverage performance andp reservation of molecular complexity of next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries generated from human and microbial genomic DNA using the Accel-NGS™ 2S DNA Library Kit for whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on the Illumina® platform.
Automated Illumina TruSeq® Nano DNA Sample Preparation
Tecan Group Ltd.

The TruSeq Nano DNA Sample Preparation Kit enables efficient investigation of samples where the amount of DNA available is limited. This low-input method generates excellent quality data from as little at 100 ng of DNA, allowing the study of samples with restricted DNA availability, for example from tumors, and helping to preserve precious sample material for use in future studies.
Double stranded DNA quantitation using Promega QuantiFluor® Dyes
Tecan Group Ltd.

Achieving selective and sensitive quantitation of double stranded DNA (dsDNA) using spectrophotometric methods can be problematic. Recognizing these difficulties, researchers have incorporated fluorescence-based quantitation techniques in their workflows to obtain the required sensitivity and target selectivity.
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.
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.
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