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Troubleshooting Liquid Handler Methods
Join us for this webinar which will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to get the most out of any liquid handling platform.
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.

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
$1M NIH Grant to Refine PCR Based Cancer Test
Researchers at Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda, recieve a four-year, $1 million grant to hone technology for a quick, in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma — a cancer frequently related to HIV infections.
Genetic Tug of War Before Cells Decide Fate
Researchers report that as developing blood cells are triggered by genetic signals firing on and off, a 'tug of war' occurs.
Linkage Biosciences Awarded NHS Contract
Comapny announces that it has been awarded a four-year contract by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in the UK for implementation of the LinkSeq™ Real-Time PCR HLA typing product.
Understanding Tumor Evolution
Study provides insight into tumor evolution; may point to improved diagnosis and treatment.
Frankfurter Fraud: Finding Out What’s In Your Hot Dog
Scientists have developed a technique to test the meat content of Frankfurters.
How Cloud Connectivity Can Combat the Reproducibility Crisis
This infographic explains the reproducibility crisis, and how cloud connectivity can help overcome this problem.
Keeping Cells in Shape to Fight Sepsis
Boosting levels of a protein that controls the shape and activity of a crucial group of white blood cells improves survival and recovery chances during sepsis.
This 3D Printer Can Detect Infectious Diseases
Researchers at AI Biosciences, Inc. have repurposed 3D printers into machines capable of performing sample preparation and DNA amplification.
Natera, UCSF Announce Collaboration
Joint research program to study DNA markers of kidney transplant rejection.
CDC Updates Zika Recommendations
CDC has issued updated Zika recommendations and guidance for healthcare providers with a focus on sexual transmission.
Business News
UC Berkeley, Biohub $600M Partnership
UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and Stanford University collaborate on research funded by a $600 million investment from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.
WaveSense, Inc. Receives CE-IVD Marking Approval
WaveSense's cell enrichment technology platform has received CE-IVD marking approval.
Roche Receives FDA Clearance for Zika Test
Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the LightMix® Zika rRT-PCR Test.
10x Genomics, SCRUM Collaborate
Collaboration aims to bring the Chromium™ System and associated products to the rapidly expanding Japanese market.
TTP Labtech, UC San Diego Collaborate
Collaboration aims to accelerate single cell genomics research.
BD MAX CT/GC/TV Assay Receives FDA Clearance
The BD MAX CT/GC/TV assay detects chlamydia trachomatis, neisseria gonorrhoeae, and trichomonas vaginalis from a single specimen.
BD Submits Pre-Market Approval Application to FDA
BD has submitted a pre-market approval application to the FDA for BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay, their HPV test.
Altona Zika Test Gets EUA From Korean FDA
The RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit detects Zika virus RNA in human serum and urine.
Roche Receives FDA Authorization for Zika PCR Test
The LightMix Zika test is used for the detection of Zika virus in EDTA plasma or serum samples.
Vela Dx Zika Assay Receives CE Mark
The Sentosa SA ZIKV PCR test can identify and differentiate 82 different Zika virus strains using plasma, serum, or urine samples.

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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
Automated Low-volume DNA Normalisation and NGS Library Prep for Single-cell Analysis
ttp labtech

This application note presents data from Prof. Stephen Quake’s lab, Stanford University, USA on the use of TTP Labtech’s automated low-volume liquid handlers for miniaturising DNA normalisation and library prep volumes for singlecell analysis.
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.

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