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Webcasts
Webcast - Automated Injection of Cancer Cells in 3D ECM Scaffolds and Zebrafish Embryos for (Personalized) Compound ScreeningAutomated Injection of Cancer Cells in 3D ECM Scaffolds and Zebrafish Embryos for (Personalized) Compound Screening
Jan De Sonneville, Life Science Methods B.V, speaking at High Content Analysis 2014
Webcast - TagLite® 2 cell assay - the next dimension to discovering new antibody drugsTagLite® 2 cell assay - the next dimension to discovering new antibody drugs
Sandra Grau-Richards, Senior Scientist/Team Leader Roche-Glycart

Market Reports
HTS Metrics & Future Direction Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on high throughput screening (HTS) metrics and future directions carried out in July 2014. The survey was initiated by HTStec as part of its tracking of life science marketplaces and to update our previous report (April 2012). It followed an approach from Pharma to benchmark recent HTS metrics.
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
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.
High Throughput Screening (HTS) Market by Technology, Applications, and End Users - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Technological advancements and flourishing outsourcing industry likely to propel the growth of the global high throughput screening market. In this report, the global high throughput screening market has been segmented on the basis of technology, products, applications, end users, and geography.
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.
Automated Patch Clamping Trends 2014
HTStec

The objective of this global benchmarking study was to comprehensively document current practices, preferences and metrics in ion channel drug screening using APC technology. It also seeks to chart the emergence of new 384-well APC systems.
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.
Academic Outreach & Non-Profit Screening Trends 2014
HTSTec

The main objectives of this global benchmarking study were to compile a report that comprehensively documents the current status, operational capabilities, interests, assay readouts, formats, funding, budgets, success criteria and future investments of academic and non-profit screening centers.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
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.
Scientific News
UK Government Must Do More to Reduce Risk of vCJD Infection
Report recommends that UK Government commission a full assessment of the risks currently faced by the UK blood supply.
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."
Innovative Technology Enables First Crystal Structure of mGlu5 Transmembrane Domain to be Determined
Several novel drug candidates have been identified to help treat specific neuropsychiatric disorders.
Capturing Cancer: A Powerful New Technique for Early Diagnosis
Researchers describe an innovative technique for early disease detection, which they call immunosignaturing.
Significant Step Towards Blood Test for Alzheimer's
Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease.
Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Prevents Abnormal Blood Clots in the Brain
Researchers have identified a compound that might halt the progression of Alzheimer’s by interfering with the role of plaque forming amyloid-ß.
CRI Finds Key to Identifying, Enriching Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Biomarker enables researchers to accurately characterize the properties and function of MSCs in the body.
Finding Could Revolutionize Drug Discovery
A study by researchers at IRB Barcelona reveals the existence of information highways that connect and correlate distant sites within a single protein.
Advanced Cell Culture Techniques for Cancer Drug Discovery
This review focuses on the culturing of cell lines representative of solid cancers in advanced cell culture conditions.
Detailed Brain Imaging Study to Help Unlock Root Causes of Dementia
Large population scanning heralds a new era in research to tackle dementia and a wide range of intractable diseases.
Business News
QIAGEN Licenses Blood Cancer Biomarkers
Exclusive global license from University of Tokyo enables development of QIAGEN assays for SF3B1 mutations, including NGS gene panels, for blood cancers.
Cypher Genomics and Illumina Enter Agreement
Co-promotion agreement to facilitate genomic biomarker discovery.
Horizon and OPDC Sign Collaboration Agreement
Horizon CombinatoRx to perform in-vitro cell line screening of OPDC clinical stage development candidates.
Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent
AFM mode uniquely combines highest resolution imaging and material property mapping.
AstraZeneca Reveals Designs for Cambridge Headquarters
Company revealed the proposed designs for its new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters in Cambridge in the UK.
RAN Biotechnologies Announces Distributorship Agreement with Fluigent
Agreement with Fluigent in France provides industry-leading solution for droplet microfluidic applications throughout EU region.
Pfizer to Acquire InnoPharma
Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will acquire InnoPharma for an upfront cash payment of $225 million, with up to $135 million of contingent milestone payments.
Waters, Chinese Pharmacopeia Commission Establish Joint Open Laboratory
Located in the laboratory building of Beijing Zhendong Guangming Drug Research Institute, the new facility is over 400m2.
Isis Earns $1M From GSK for Advancing Hepatitis B Virus Program
Company earns $1M payment from GSK related to the advancement of its program to develop antisense drugs to treat hepatitis B virus.
MRC Technology, AstraZeneca Renew Target Discovery Collaboration
Initiative brings together global expertise to share compound libraries and streamline drug discovery.

Events
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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
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.
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.
On-chip quantification of miRNA using digital droplet PCR
1. Life Science Technologies, Imec, Kapeldreef 75, Heverlee, Belgium 2. Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Panasonic Corporation, Kyoto Japan

miRNAs have a great potential in diagnostics. Hence, automated profiling of miRNAs are of great interest. In-house technology show that it is possible to implement a multiplexing assay for miRNAs on a microfluidic chip using digital droplet PCR.
High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by DLS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS): thermal stability, colloidal stability and a thermal anomaly in the colloidal stability parameter D1
Digital microphotographic atlas of the adult zebrafish cerebellum
Wagner College

Sagittal, coronal and horizontal, one micron thick plastic (semithin) sections of adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain were photographed in 40X. The sections were then photomontaged together using in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Version 12.0 to make the photographic atlas.
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.
Analytical Pipetting of Serum
Artel

Many types of chemical and biological analyses are based upon analytical techniques involving accurate delivery of liquid components. Pipetting tools have become commonplace especially in many biological and pharmaceutical laboratories. While these tools are familiar to many, their operational differences when pipetting different types of solutions are often over-looked.
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.
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.
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.
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
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.
3D cell culture: a realistic and reproducible collagen-based environment
Tecan Group

Researchers are increasingly turning to 3D cell culture techniques, due to the improved physiological relevance of the cellular environment. 3D cell cultures offer a more in vivo-like response to stimuli more closely resembling the behavior of animal models or the human body.
Optimized cell culture
Tecan Group Ltd.

Culturing of various stable cell lines, including bacterial, yeast, hybridoma, insect and mammalian lines, and stem cells, is an important task in the pharmaceutical industry. The cells need to be maintained and expanded for use in cell-based assays, such as siRNA screening, ADME and high content screening, as well as for clone selection.
Efficient washing of magnetic beads
Tecan Group Ltd.

The use of magnetic beads as the solid phase in a multiplexed ELISA enables high throughput cytokine screening and offers several advantages over common ELISA assays with direct coupling of the analyte to the well-surface.
Determination of microbial cell viability
Tecan Group Ltd.

The BacTiter-Glo Microbial Cell Viability Assay is a luminescence-based assay for the determination of the viability of microbial cells, using quantification of ATP as an indicator of metabolically active, viable cells. The assay protocol comprises the addition of the BacTiter-Glo reagent directly to the sample, and subsequent measurement of luminescence; cell washing, removal of culture medium, and multiple pipetting steps are not required.
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