|On-chip quantification of miRNA using digital droplet PCR|
Q. Cai1, R.S. Wiederkehr1, B. Jones1, B. Majeed1, T. Stakenborg1, P. Fiorini1, L. Lagae1, M Tsukuda2, T. Matsuno2, I. Yamashita2
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|
Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin, Daniele Alaimo, Stephen Callahan, Nancy Teixiera, Lisa Bodei, Ignat Drozdov
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|
W. John Martin
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|
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Adam Inche
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|
Tony Le, Hidalgo Ashrafi, Sabrina Shore, Victor Timoshchuk, Natasha Paul, Richard Hogrefe, Inna Koukhareva, Alexandre Lebedev
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|
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Charmian Cher
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|
Pieter Mestdagh, Barbara D’haene, Jan Hellemans and Jo Vandesompele
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|
Barbara D’haene, Jo Vandesompele and Jan Hellemans
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|
Barbara D’haene, Pieter Mestdagh, Daniel Muth, Frank Westerman, Frank Speleman and Jo Vandesompele
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|
Stefano Bonacci; Sara Iozzi; Scilla Buccato; Manuele Martinelli; John Telford; Domenico Maione; Roberto Petracca
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.
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