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Webcasts
Selective Amplification of Rare Mutant Sequences in Samples Containing Abundant Wild-type Sequences
Fred Kramer, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, speaking at Advances in qPCR and dPCR
Extreme PCR: Robust, Efficient Amplification in < 1 Min
Carl Wittwer, University of Utah, speaking at Advances in qPCR and dPCR

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
Determination of Arabidopsis Thaliana Telomere Length by PCR
Researchers have designed two telomeric degenerated primers that amplify Arabidopsis telomeres by MMQPCR.
Methods for Multiplex Template Sampling in Digital PCR Assays
This article presents Multiplex Template Sampling, an alternative strategy to effectively increase template concentrations in dPCR analysis.
Detection of Large Expansions in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
The aims of this study were to verify the validity of triplet primed-PCR for the diagnosis of patients presenting with DM1 clinical findings and to simplify the testing procedure.
The 2014 Annual MO BIO Microbiome Awards, Offering More Than $10,000 of Prizes
The Microbiome Awards aim to provide young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of microbiome research.
Genetic Discovery Could Aid Diagnosis of Childhood TB
A distinctive genetic 'signature' found in the blood of children with TB offers new hope for improved diagnosis of the disease.
Genotoxicity Evaluation of Acephate and Profenofos by the PCR-RFLP Assay
The rampant use of organophosphorus insecticides has created a chemical environment which is proving harmful to the living system.
Strong Link Between Obesity and 'Carb Breakdown' Gene
Findings suggest that dietary advice may need to be tailored to individual's digestive system.
An Alternative Suite of Universal Primers for Genotyping in Multiplex PCR
The new set of universal primers for multiplex genotyping were proven to be efficient and reliable in varied species.
DNA Polymerase Preference Determines PCR Priming Efficiency
Researchers use high throughput sequencing to systematically demonstrate and characterize DNA polymerase priming bias.
Droplet Digital PCR Enables Measurement of Potential Cancer Survival Biomarker
Study paves the way for further research into the role of TIL quantification in immunotherapy and as a cancer survival predictor.
Business News
QIAGEN, AstraZeneca to Develop Liquid Biopsy-based Companion Diagnostic
The collaboration is to advance EGFR mutation profiling in lung cancer patients.
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.
BioFire Dx Initiates Clinical Study for the FilmArray™ Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel
Clinical and analytical studies to evaluate company’s FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel, with plans to seek both FDA clearance and CE IVD marking.
Epistem, Global Health Investment Fund Sign Collaborative Funding Agreement
Agreement will see GHIF support the roll-out of Epistem's Genedrive® molecular diagnostic platform.
Berry, Illumina Co-Develop NGS System for CFDA Review and Approval
Berry Genomics will use Illumina’s NGS technology to secure Chinese Food and Drug Administration regulatory approval for clinical applications, expanding access to NGS-based tests in China.
Promega to Break Ground for New Processing and Manufacturing Facility
Facility will allow for efficiency improvements for processing, packaging, staging and shipping products.
IDT Acquires SURVEYOR® Nuclease Business from Transgenomic
Addition of SURVEYOR enzyme and kits expands IDT's molecular biology product offerings.
ATCC, CDC and Thermo Partner on Public Health RT-PCR Assay
New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries.
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.
TTP Labtech Revenues up 43%
The company has reported an impressive 43% increase in revenues and an associated increase in profits over 2013.

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Enabling Genomic Technologies
11 Sep 2014
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Indian Lab Automation
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ePosters
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.
A multianalyte algorithm PCR-based blood test outperforms single analyte ELISA-based blood tests for neuroendocrine tumor detection
Wren Laboratories

In a prospective study, in age-/sex- and ethnicity-matched patients and controls (n=82), a 51 panel multigene blood transcript test (NETest) was identified to be significantly more sensitive and accurate (>93%) than any single analyte assay (Chromogranin A, Pancreastatin or Neurokinin A) for neuroendocrine tumor detection.
Stealth-Adapted Viruses and Viteria: Insights into Virus Construction, Replication and Potential Therapies
Institute of Progressive Medicine

There is an increasing incidence of diseases with accompanying signs and symptoms of brain damage. These include neurological and psychiatric illnesses, childhood behavioral disorders, and such common conditions as chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, so-called “chronic Lyme disease”, and many cancers. Altogether, these diseases have an enormous social impact.
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.
Hot Start dNTPs – Pushing the Limits of PCR
Agilent Technologies

Hot Start dNTPs are a distinct approach that employs modified nucleoside triphosphates with a thermolabile protecting group. This modification blocks low temperature primer extension and is released at higher temperatures to allow for more specific DNA polymerase incorporation.
RNA Quality Control using the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System –Assessment of the RINe Quality Metric
Agilent Technologies

Here, we present a comparative study between the RINe quality score obtained from R6K ScreenTape and High Sensitivity R6K ScreenTape compared to the RIN quality metric obtained from the 2100 Bioanalyzer system.
Simultaneous RT-qPCR Measurement of 1718 Long Non-Coding RNAs
biogazelle

Massively parallel RNA-sequencing revealed that the human genome is pervasively transcribed, resulting in the production of thousands of non-coding RNA transcripts.
Advanced Copy Number Variant Analysis with qbasePLUS 2
biogazelle

Copy number changes under the form of deletions and duplications are known to be involved in numerous human genetic disorders. Moreover, each individual’s genome embodies several copy number polymorphisms of various sizes which are thought to contribute to normal phenotypic variation and susceptibility to multifunctional disease.
ChIP-qPCR and qbasePLUS Jointly Identify a MYCN Activated miRNA Cluster in Cancer
biogazelle

This study applies ChIP-qPCR tp assess binding of transcription factor MYCN to miRNA cluster 17-92, to positive control target MDM2, and to a negative control target region.
Development of an Automated Platform for HT Cloning and Expression
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics S.R.L.

Biomolecular protocols covering the whole cloning process were implemented in liquid handler robots. When compared to the manual approach, it was found that automation significantly speeds up HT cloning.
Application Notes
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.
Advanced Software for Real-Time PCR Data Analysis by Integromics
Integromics

Got data? Get answers! Real-Time StatMiner™ is workflow oriented: a step-by-step guide to ensure reliable and accurate results using powerful statistics and interactive visualizations. Average time of analysis for all skill level users- just 10 minutes! Steps of the analysis consist of importing raw Ct data, performing quality control and outlier detection, examining correlation between biological replicates, selecting the optimal combination of endogenous controls for normalization based on sta
Identify optimal reference genes for realtime-qPCR with GenEx MultiD Analyses AB
MultiD Analyses AB

Tailor-made for qPCR. Powerful. Easy to use. GenEx is a popular software for qPCR data processing and analysis. Built in a modular fashion GenEx provides a multitude of functionalities for the qPCR community, ranging from basic data editing and management, such as data pre-processing and group assignments, to advanced cutting-edge data analysis, such as PCA and ANN.

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