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Webcasts
Webcasts - 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
Webcasts - Management of Genomic Big Data in a Country-wide Collaborative Initiative for Rare Disease Gene Finding. Management of Genomic Big Data in a Country-wide Collaborative Initiative for Rare Disease Gene Finding.
Joaquin Dopazo, Centro De Investigacion Principe Felipe, speaking at Advances in NSG & Big Data 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.
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.
Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research

This report on Stem Cell Research gives a market insight into the ever progressing and debatable market of Stem Cell Research segmented by type, technology and therapeutic area.
Security Technologies in Biotechnology
RI Technologies

The report serves as a guide to security technology industry for biotechnology applications, covering more than 350 companies that are engaged in security technology/products and services.
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.
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.
Bioinformatics
RI Technologies

This report gives a market insight into products and services used in the bioinformatics industry. The market is analyzed by product and applications; Database, Software and Hardware form the product categories, finding applications in Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and other (Drug Discovery, Cheminformatics, and Pharmacogenomics).
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.
Big Data Market in India 2013
Netscribes

The report highlights the current as well as the future big data market scenario in India. The report furnishes explicit details on the crucial aspects of the overall market to provide a holistic view, with the aide of crisp and insightful representation of market data.
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.
New DNA Sequencing Method to Diagnose Tuberculosis
Teams aim to test the metagenomics technique on a wide range of samples.
Protein ‘Map’ Could Lead to Potent New Cancer Drugs
Findings will help scientists to design drugs that could target NMT enzyme.
Research Shows Alcohol Sensations Influenced by Genes
The research was the first to consider whether variation in the burn receptor gene might influence alcohol sensations.
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.
How Common Mutation in Asians Affects Heart Health
Researchers studied heart muscle cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to find out why a genetic mutation common in East Asians leads to an increased risk of heart disease.
How Gene Expression Affects Facial Expressions
Researchers from USC have demonstrated how a mutation in TBX1 causes facial deformities associated with DiGeorge Syndrome.
Business News
Horizon Acquires Sage Labs Inc. for $48M (£29M)
Acquisition makes Horizon the world’s leading gene-editing and translational genomics company.
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.
LINK Appoints New CEO
LINK has appointed Dr David Ricketts as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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.
Bio Innovation Hub to Open in Liverpool
The hub will allow commercial access to the latest biobank technologies and equipment in the study of areas such as genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
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.

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ePosters
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.
Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: High Throughput and High Content Assessment of Cardiac Toxicity and Drug Efficacy by Monitoring Cytosolic Free Calcium Transients
1Axiogenesis AG, Cologne, Germany; 2Hamamatsu Photonics Deutschland GmbH, Hersching, Germany; 3Hamamatsu Photonics France S.A.R.L, Massy, France; 4Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Hamamatsu City, Japan; 5Cel

Introduction of selected, pure human cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSCM) into a calcium transient imaging high throughput screening (HTS) assay to assess cardiotoxicity and drug efficacies.
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.
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.
A Complete Wine Analysis Using Multiplets Detection
1Mestrelab Research, www.mestrelab.com; 2Institut Heidger, Germany, www.institut-heidger.de

NMR mixtures analysis can be used to determine the concentration of key components in wine. Here we show the analysis using SMA from Mestrelab.
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
MAB Discovery Technology: A Smart Way to Highly Diverse and Functional Therapeutic Antibodies
MAB Discovery GmbH, Munich, Germany, www.mabdiscovery.com

MAB Discovery GmbH developped a highly integrated process which provides diverse antibodies by starting with a high number of B cells and filtering the relevant antibodies by an early-on functional screening.
Application Notes
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Automated sample preparation for the determination of testosterone in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

For accurate, reproducible quantification of testosterone, a growing number of laboratories are shifting from immunoassay to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This application note describes the preparation of serum samples for subsequent LC-MS analysis of testosterone, focusing on a streamlined workflow suitable for automation.
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.
Colony Picking - fully automated screening of fungi
Tecan Group Ltd.

Manual screening processes are very costly and time consuming. This ambitious project for high throughput screening (HTS) of cellulase-producing fungal strains demonstrates the high capacity and unique features of the Freedom EVO colony picking workstation. The picking of fungi is more complex than for typical bacterial colonies, and requires advanced selection criteria to be combined with complex pipetting and a tip movement that mimics the manual picking process.
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.
Molecular indexing for improved RNA-Seq analysis
Bioo Scientific

Most modern methods for nucleic acid analysis require the use of enzyme processing, such as DNA polymerase reactions, in the sample preparation or measurement steps. Although necessary, these enzymatic steps introduce errors in the form of incorrect sequence and misrepresented copy number. NEXTflex™ qRNA-Seq™ Kit from Bioo Scientific adds no additional steps to the work flow, costs no more than a conventional library preparation kit and increases the precision of downstream analysis.
An Integrated Solution to Simplify Library Preparation and Multiplexing for NimbleGen Sequence Capture
Bioo Scientific

The studies described herein demonstrate the capability of Bioo Scientific’s novel NEXTFlex™ DNA Pre-Capture Combo Library construction kits used in conjunction with the NimbleGen Sequence Capture technology to obtain high coverage comparative genomic data from a panel of human HapMap DNA samples.
BRD4 Bromodomain 1 Inhibitor Screening Using a Homogeneous Proximity Assay
BioTek Instruments

Demonstration of profiling and primary screening of an epigenetic target; a histone acetylating bromodomain. This is a TR-FRET based application highlighting the use of automated instrumentation and a high-throughput screening (HTS) multi-mode microplate reader.
Integration of Liquid Handler Quality Control Into the HTS Daily Routine
Artel

This application note describes how the Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System can be used to assess the performance of the liquid handlers integrated into a PerkinElmer cell::explorer high throughput screening (HTS) system.
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