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Walk-Away Monitoring of Cytotoxicity, Viability and Apoptosis
Join us to learn how to simplify and automate cell viability and cytotoxicity assessment for your cell analysis workflows.
How to Optimize Sample Preparation Step Prior to Extraction
Discover the benefits of bead-binding for sample preparation in this on demand webinar from Bertin Technologies.

Market Reports
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.
Biomarkers in Late-Stage Clinical Trials: Applications, opportunities and activities of leading players
Business Insights

Biomarkers reduce the attrition rate of late-stage clinical trials by assessing drug potential in terms of efficacy and toxicity at the early stages of clinical development. Thus, biomarkers significantly increase productivity, lower the cost and duration of clinical trials, and help researchers complete the drug development process at a faster pace.
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.
Multiplexed Diagnostics 2010
Select Biosciences Ltd

The multiplexed diagnostics market has grown rapidly and generated sales of approximately $2.4 billon in 2009, but is now balanced on multiple tipping points.
Scientific News
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Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.

Measuring the Abundance of Extremely Rare Mutations
Researchers from Rutgers University demonstrate the use of multiplex real-time PCR assays to measure the abundance of extremely rare mutations associated with cancer.
Harnessing Helpful Microbes
Seeking to further harness microbes’ many uses, the federal government has launched the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to “foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.”
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
New Tool Could Change How Infectious Diseases Are Diagnosed
Scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detection.
Finding Zika One Paper Disc At A Time
A novel, inexpensive method for detecting the Zika virus could help slow spread of outbreak, and potentially other future pandemic diseases.
Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
Mass. General-developed compact system could shorten diagnostic time from days to hours, bring testing to point of care.
Monovar Drills Down Into Cancer Genome
Rice, MD Anderson develop program to ID mutations in single cancer cells.
Biomarkers for Profiling Prostate Cancer Patients
Exiqon A/S has announced the publication of validation of prognostic microRNA biomarkers for the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in independent cohorts.
Gene Analysis System Could Accelerate Pace of Research on the Space Station
The WetLab-2 system will enable spaceflight genomic studies involving a wide variety of biospecimen types in the unique microgravity environment of space.
Business News
Qiagen Completes Exiqon Tender Offer
Transaction will enhance leadership position in RNA solutions from Sample to Insight.
Applied BioCode, Diatherix Ink Partnership
Applied BioCode announced that it has signed a Partnership and Supply Agreement with Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a Eurofins company.
Qiagen Amends Terms to Exiqon Acquisition Offer Again
Acceptance rate lowered to 89.20% of share capital and voting rights to reflect possible effect of warrants.
ArcherDX, Illumina Launch Collaboration
Agreement to bring multiple Archer® assays through the FDA approval process.
Rosetta Receives Approval from NY State for Four PCR-Based Assays
BRAF, EGFR, KRAS and NRAS mutation detection assays now available in all 50 states.
Harvard Licenses Genotyping Platform
Novel approach aids development of drug resistance testing products for HIV.
altona Receives Emergency Use Authorization from FDA for RealStar® Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit U.S.
altona Diagnostics GmbH has announced that it received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the RealStar® Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit U.S..
10X Genomics Signs Asia-Pacific Distribution Deals
Company has announced that is has signed agreements with four companies to promote and sell several of its products in the Asia-Pacific region.
Takara Bio Acquires WaferGen Biosystems
WaferGen Bio-systems and Takara Bio USA Holdings has announced that they have entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which TBUSH will acquire WaferGen.
Eppendorf Continues Successful Development
Group sales of €629.1 million (18.5% growth in sales).

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Platform Agnostic Data Processing Routine for Targeted and Untargeted Metabolite Identification in Drug Discovery
1Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), 8 King Street East, Toronto, ON. M5C 1B5. Canada; 2ACD/Labs, Moscow, Russia

A discussion of a new informatics solution that addresses common challenges in metabolite identification and characterization--from LC/MS data processing and metabolites prediction to reporting and databasing of assembled biotransformation knowledge.
Molecular Abnormalities in Schizophrenia: Neurotransmission, Oxidative Stress, and Apoptosis
1Section of Biomolecular Medicine, Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, U.K. 2

A multi-platform approach was employed to analyse distinct brain regions implicated in schizophrenia.
Accurate Mass Spectral Database: Harnessing the Power of High Performance Mass Spectrometry at Long Last
LECO Corporation, Moscow State University

Standard mixtures comprising of alkanes, PAHs, semivolatiles, and pesticides were analyzed using a high resolution time-of-flight (HRTOF) mass spectrometer—Pegasus GC-HRT (LECO Corporation, Saint Joseph,MI)—at 10 spectra-per-second (m/z40–300) in high resolution mode (25,000 at FWHH). The resulting chromatographic peaks were automatically found, deconvoluted, and curated into an Accurate Mass Library (AML).
Super-resolution single molecule localization microscopy of the exocytotic machinery underlying insulin secretion.
Heriot-Watt Univeristy

Single molecule imaging of the tSNARE proteins involved in insulin secretion.
Automated Sample Preparation of Whole Blood for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Diagnostics by LC-MS using a Commercial Autosampler
1 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics , Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz; 2 CTC Analytics AG; Industriestrasse 20, CH-4222 Zw

In this poster the parameters necessary to automatically prepare whole blood samples for online LC-MS applications in the field of diagnostics and TDM have been investigated. A strategy and the most important parameters are shown for the optimization of a PAL RTC autosampler
for the preparation of whole blood samples.
Development and Application of Quantitative Immunoassays for Major Milk Allergens Bos d 5 (β-lactoglobulin) and Bos d 11 (β-casein)
1. Indoor Biotechnologies, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2. INRA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

In this study, we sought to develop accurate, sensitive and reliable assays that would enable quantification of multiple milk allergens.

Diagnosing Coral disease with Metabolomic Markers
NYUAD

Application of untargeted metabolomics for the identification of disease markers in corals
Quantitative Cell-Based Bioassays for Individual and Combination Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy Targets
Promega Corporation

Immune checkpoint receptors are promising new immunotherapy
targets for the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer and
autoimmune-mediated disorders. We developed a suite of cell-based
bioluminescent reporter bioassays for individual and combination
immune checkpoint immunotherapy targets including: PD-1 (PD-L1 or PD-L2), CTLA-4, LAG-3, TIGIT, PD-1+TIGIT, GITR, 4-1BB, CD40, and OX40.

A Novel Set of Serum-Free, Xeno-Free Differentiation Media for Adipogenesis, Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Various Tissue Sources
Biological Industries

An overview of a novel SF, XF differentiation system which enables achieving defined conditions for rapid generation of differentiated hMSCs towards tissue engineering and drug screening applications
A Synthetic CRISPR-Cas9 System for Homology-directed Repair
Dharmacon (part of GE Healthcare)

Synthetic, dual-RNA-encoded Cas9 is used for precise homology-directed repair (HDR) gene engineering. Both short and long (GFP) inserts are covered.
Application Notes
Genotyping of Human Reference DNA Samples with Pharmacologically Important Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms using KASP™ Genotyping Chemistry on the Nexar® System
Douglas Scientific

Five pharmacologically important SNPs were analyzed with a miniaturized PCR-based SNP genotyping method using KASP™ genotyping reagents and the Douglas Scientific® Nexar®. The Nexar along with Array Tape® significantly reduces reaction volumes, hands-on effort and over-all cost of SNP genotyping, leading to a reliable and economical alternative to traditional PCR-based SNP genotyping techniques.
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.
Rapid point of use DNAble® assay for citrus greening disease (Candidatus Liberibacter spp.) using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire®
Douglas Scientific

In this experiment, a crude insect preparation and a DNAble assay were used to demonstrate that the AmpliFire instrument accurately detects the presence of HLB-causing bacteria consistent with a real-time PCR system. The AmpliFire offers greater portability than real-time PCR instrumentation, and is a powerful tool for point of use applications such as management of citrus greening disease.
Microbial Detection and Quantification Using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) is a powerful tool for the quantification of microorganisms and are used in many fields. In this study commercially available microbial NAT kits were successfully miniaturized from 20 µL to 1.6 µL reaction volumes using the IntelliQube. The IntelliQube delivers efficient and economical high throughput sample processing for microbial qPCR applications.
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.
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.
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