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How to optimize sample preparation step prior to extraction
In this free to attend On Demand webcast presented by Stephane Karoubi, Product Manager, and Sophie Dubacq, Application Engineer, from Bertin Technologies.
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

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
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.
Liquid Biopsy for NSCLC
'Liquid biopsy' blood test accurately detects key genetic mutations in most common form of lung cancer, study finds.
Rare DNA Will Have Nowhere To Hide
Two National Institutes of Health grants back Rice University effort to develop new diagnostics.
Seeing Cell to Cell Differences
Seeing differences between individual cells for first time explains symptoms of rare genetic disorders, finds penn study.
Circular RNAs Implicated in Cancer
Circular RNAs – like their protein counterparts – are also affected by genomic rearrangements in cancer, resulting in abnormal fusions.
Know Thy Helicobacter pylori
Non-invasive method for genotyping H.pylori developed.
Business News
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).
Novacyt raises €7.75m to complete the acquisition of Primerdesign
The acquisition should complete by 12th May 2016.
Illumina Invests In New Venture Fund
Illumina will commit $100M over 10 years to drive genomic technology development.
LGC Acquires Douglas Scientific
Acquisition will allow expansion of LGC’s high-throughput PCR platform offering.
Cepheid's Next-Gen MRSA Test Gets CE Mark
The number one, on-demand molecular test for MRSA colonization is now improved.

Events
Bioimaging: From Cells To Mole
14 Jun 2016
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Digital PCR & qPCR
06 Jul 2016
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qPCR and Digital PCR  Congress
11 Jul 2016
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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
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.
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.
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