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Drug Sensitivity and Resistance Testing Platform for Personalized Medicine at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
Jani Saarela, Institute for Molecular Medicine, speaking at Screening Europe 2015
Evolution and Selection of Soybean Nematode Resistance Locus
Tong Geon Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014

Market Reports
Gene Expression Analysis Market by Technology, Consumables, Services & Applications - Global Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the gene expression analysis market, comprising of instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of gene expression applications.
Food Diagnostics Systems Market, Consumables Market & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The food diagnostics market size is projected to increase with rising concerns over food quality and safety, and the implementation of stringent regulations on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
Cell Analysis Market by Instruments, Consumables & Application - Global Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global cell analysis market is a technology-driven market and is marked by the ?Threat of Obsolescence,? wherein technologies as well as their adoption by end users changes very rapidly. Hospitals, academic and government institutes, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are increasing their focus on using cell analysis as a powerful research tool in research, drug discovery, and diagnosis.
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.
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.
qPCR Assay Trends 2013
HTStec

HTStec's qPCR Assay Trends 2013 report was published on 15 April 2013. This 63 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays and instruments carried out in March 2013.
Benchtop Automation Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on small-scale or benchtop automation carried out in January 2013.
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.
Live Cell Kinetic Imaging Trends
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 2nd global web-based benchmarking survey on live cell kinetic imaging assays and instruments carried out in May 2012.
High Throughput qPCR Assay Trends
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on high throughput real-time quantitative PCR (HT qPCR) assays carried out in January 2012.
Scientific News
Surprising Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Uncovered
Now, scientists at TSRI have discovered that the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, develops resistance to this drug by “switching on” a previously uncharacterized set of genes.
Researchers Develop qPCR Prognosis Test for NSCLC Patients
A nine-gene molecular prognostic index (MPI) for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was able to provide accurate survival stratification and could potentially inform the use of adjuvant therapy in patients struggling with the disease.
Genome Wide Annotation of Primary miRNAs Reveals Novel Mechanisms
Researchers have devised a strategy for genome-wide annotation of primary miRNA transcripts, providing extensive new annotations in human and mouse, and shedding light on mechanisms of regulation of microRNA gene expression.
‘Fishing Expedition’ Nets Nearly Tenfold Increase in Number of Sequenced Virus Genomes
Newly developed computational tool finds 12,500 genomes of viruses that infect microbes.
First Gene that Causes Mitral Valve Prolapse Identified
An international research collaboration led by MGH investigators has identified the first gene in which mutations cause the common form of mitral valve prolapse, a heart valve disorder that affects almost 2.5 percent of the population.
Automation Abound at AACC in Atlanta
Discover the latest breakthroughs, trends and products from the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.
Ultrafast DNA Diagnostics
New technology developed by UC Berkeley bioengineers promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light.
The Genetic Roots of Adolescent Scoliosis
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in collaboration with Keio University in Japan have discovered a gene that is linked to susceptibility of Scoliosis.
Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year.
Simple Technology Makes CRISPR Gene Editing Cheaper
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have discovered a much cheaper and easier way to target a hot new gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to cut or label DNA.
Business News
SYGNIS AG Signs Non-Exclusive Distribution Agreement with GeneWorks Pty Ltd
Agreement covers the entire SYGNIS portfolio of powerful tools for next generation sequencing and single cell analysis applications.
Lumora Sells Heat Elution Technology to Roche
Lumora, a provider of state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic products for the clinical research and industrial markets, has sold its proprietary nucleic acid Heat Elution purification technology1 to Roche.
New Center Will Advance Life-Saving Genome-Based Diagnostic Tools
UCSF-designed tests pinpoint rare infectious agents far more rapidly than conventional methods.
Chiral Technologies Acquires Diffinity Genomics
Chiral Technologies, part of DAICEL CORPORATION, the global market leader in enantioselective chromatography, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Diffinity Genomics®.
Natera Selected for NHS-Funded TRACERx Study
The study aims to understand how lung cancers mutate, adapt and become resistant to treatments.
Ubiquitome, AsureQuality Collaborate on Food Safety Testing
The companies have agreed to collaborate on trialing mobile molecular testing for applications in food and primary production sectors.
Rubicon Genomics Raises $2M
Rubicon Genomics today announced it has secured $2 million in growth capital financing.
Fluidigm, OpGen Collaborate
Fluidigm and OpGen have announced an agreement to collaborate on instruments and kits to test for multi-drug resistance genes in bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
TATAA Biocenter and Douglas Scientific Announce Tumor Cell Profiling Study Contest
Selected entrants will receive a fully-sponsored gene expression study, with testing and data analysis services provided by TATAA valued at $1,500 – $2,500.
Human Organs-on-Chips Named ‘Design of the Year’ 2015
Wyss Institute's Human Organs–on–Chips is awarded the title by London's Design Museum.

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ePosters
Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification
GE Global Research

The analysis of genomes at the single cell level offers unprecedented biological insights in diverse fields such as cancer research, immunology & microbiology. This poster discusses the a technology for amplification of genomic DNA form a single cell, that provides utmost sensitivity, accuracy & robustness. GE Healthcare Life Sciences had previously developed method of multiple strand displacement amplification (MDA) by Phi29 DNA polymerase
System-Specific Periodicity in qPCR Data and its Impact on Quantitation
1Dept. of Chemistry, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN USA 37235; 2 BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, Germany; 3 Dept. of Andrology, Univ. Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

In some commercial qPCR instruments, the fluorescence signal shows reaction-to-reaction periodicity in all cycles, and this translates into periodicity in threshold-based Cq markers.
A Microwave/Microfluidics Integrated Label-Free Detection and Content Sensing System for Point-of-Care Applications
University of Waterloo

This poster presents a droplet-based microfluidic device integrated with a microwave wave sensor, which is also a heater, for simultaneous sensing and heating of individual nanoliter-sized droplets.
Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes
DiaCarta, Inc.

Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
Accurate Normalization of Grain Samples Using Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology
Artel and STRATEC

A common challenge experienced by sample screening facilities is identifying individual sample quantity prior to DNA extraction. Accurately identifying sample quantity allows the user to pipette exact amounts of extraction buffer into each well.
DHPLC Technology as a High-throughput Detection of Mutations in a Durum Wheat TILLING Population
1Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences, sect. Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Bari, Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari (Italy) 2 Transgenomics Omaha, NE, USA

This study is a beautiful example of DHPLC technology application and shows an alternative tool to current strategies of SNP detection based on genotyping array.
IDENTIFICATION AND DIFERENTIATION OF Verticillium SPECIES WITH PCR MARKERS AND SEQUENCING OF ITS REGION


The genus Verticillium is a group of ascomycete fungi, including plant-pathogenic species capable of affecting the vasculature of many agricultural crops, and therefore causes major economic losses worldwide. In 2011, a new taxonomic classification of the genus was proposed, which is now referred to as Verticillium sensu stricto, comprising ten species: V. dahliae V. albo-atru, V. alfalfae, V. longisporum, V. nonalfalfae, V. tricorpus, V. zaregamsianum, V. nubilum, V. isaacii and V. klebahnii. <
Expression Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells: a Prognostic and Predictive Biomarker in Cancer.
Bauer4.1TATAA Biocenter, Göteborg, Sweden (www.tataa.com); 2Inst. of Biotechnology, CAS, Czech Republic; 3AdnaGen GmbH, Ostpassage7, D-30853 Langenhagen, Germany (www.adnagen.com); 4Dep of Gynecoland

We show non-responders to treatment among breast cancer patients can be identified by expression profiling of circulating tumor cells
Detection in Environmental Samples of Enteroagregative Escherichia coli, stx-producing Escherichia coli and stx-converting Bacteriophage by RT- PCR: Preliminary Data
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna- Italy

The aim of this work was to collect epidemiological information concerning the presence of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli, stx-producing Escherichia coli and stx2a-converting bacteriophage, in ruminants faeces.
Effect of exposure to stress conditions on propidium monoazide (PMA) - qPCR based enumeration of Campylobacter in broiler carcass rinses
1 Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Dept Food Safety & Food Quality Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Gent, Belgium 2 Institute of Public Health, Scientific service Food-borne pa

Evaluation and comparison of a developed PMA-qPCR Campylobacter enumeration method with the reference method, after exposure of the broiler rinse artificially contaminated with the bacteria to stress conditions.
Application Notes
Directional qRNA-Seq: Combining the Power of Stranded RNA-Seq with the Quantitative Precision of Molecular Labels
Bioo Scientific

Bioo Scientific introduces a novel product for advanced RNA-Seq library preparation that features strand-specific RNA sequencing and correction of PCR amplification bias by molecular indexing: the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional qRNA-Seq™ Kit.
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.
Rapid, High Throughput Extraction and Purification of Genomic DNA from Whole Blood Using the Akonni TruTip® Extraction System on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR Liquid Handling System
Hamilton

This application note demonstrates the high precision of the automated extraction system in processing genomic DNA from low volume whole blood samples and its advantage over competitors.
Automated GS FLX Titanium emPCR Enrichment using the REM e System on a Hamilton Microlab® STARlet Liquid Handler
Hamilton

The Genome Sequencer FLX System is a versatile sequencing platform suitable for a wide range of research applications, including de novo sequencing and assembly of genomic DNA, transcriptome sequencing, small RNA analysis, and amplicon sequencing.
A MIQE Case Study — Effect of RNA Sample Quality and Reference Gene Stability on Gene Expression Data
Bio-Rad Laboratories

In this study, the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) protein, MCM7, was selected as a model target gene to investigate the importance of appropriate reference gene selection and RNA sample quality as described by the MIQE guidelines.
Sequence-Specific DNA Assay
Molecular Devices

The Threshold® system from Molecular Devices, together with the Immuno Ligand Assay (ILA) kit can be used to measure specific DNA sequences. Biotinylated or fluorescienated oligonucleotide probes, specific to the target sequence, anneal to the digested target DNA creating a probe-target hybrid which can then be detected and quantified against a standard curve, with pleasing results.
High Yield and Quality with Thermo Scientific Microtiter Deep Well 96 plates in KingFisher Flex Process
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex magnetic particle processor is specifically designed to automate the time-consuming sample preparation of proteins, nucleic acids and cells in 96-well plate formats.
Isolation and Purification of Genomic DNA and Viral RNA from Clinical Samples with Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The purification of DNA and RNA from clinical samples requires rapid and reliable processing of large quantities of samples. Automated purification of nucleic acids, proteins and cells with Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex is a reproducible and high quality method, which produces excellent material for further analyses.
Efficient Delivery of Thermo Scientific Dharmacon SMARTpool siRNA Reagents in Difficult-to-Transfect Cell Lines Using Nucleofector® 96-well Shuttle® System
Lonza

siRNA-mediated gene knockdown is a powerful tool that has been used to identify gene function and elucidate biological pathways. Successful siRNA experiments involving knockdown of individual genes or collections of gene targets require efficient delivery of highly functional and specific siRNA molecules into appropriate cells.
ScreenTape® Enables Fast Quality Control of miRNA qPCR Reactions
AnaSpec

The ScreenTape® System, developed by Lab901, employs a unique microscale polymer tape that contains all the reagents required for DNA electrophoresis. It brings major advantages of convenience, ease of use and safety to molecular biologists as absolutely no handling of gels and buffers is required.
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