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Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Oncomine Dx Target Test, a cancer diagnostics panel, is set to be made available to 160 million people in the US through both Medicare and Medicaid and private insurers. We spoke with Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical NGS and Oncology for Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the progress of NGS tests in the clinic.

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New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

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We spoke to Dr Albert Luderer, CEO of Integrated Diagnostics to learn about the challenges of diagnosing lung nodules as benign or malignant, and how the Xpresys Lung 2 liquid biopsy test can help improve this process.

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Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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We recently spoke to Dr Samuel L. Volchenboum to learn more about his current research within the areas of pediatric cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He discusses current challenges of harnessing data and informatics, and strategies for optimizing data to enhance the impact of research.

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Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the laboratory. We caught up with Alex Studer, VP of Marketing and Innovation at INTEGRA Biosciences, to discuss the company’s aim to transform the world of pipetting.

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Building in Purity

Building in Purity

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Laboratories rely on the constant provision of high quality water for a variety of purposes, from glass washing to reagent preparation and instrumental analysis. It is all too easy to take this valuable commodity for granted yet, behind the scenes, a great deal of thought goes into designing a facility that reliably and cost-effectively provides water of the required quality on a round the clock basis.

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Human Cell Culture Made Easy

Human Cell Culture Made Easy

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We spoke to Dr Mark Kotter to learn about some of the limitations of current disease and drug discovery research models and the benefits that using human stem cells can bring.

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Accelerator Programme Driving Forward Kidney Cancer Diagnostic Development

Accelerator Programme Driving Forward Kidney Cancer Diagnostic Development

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We spoke to Francesco Trevisani and Giovanni Rizzo to learn more about Biorek and how the ZCube accelerator programme is helping to drive the project forward.

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Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing

Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing

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Despite the important role glass plays in science, the skill to develop the glassware is in decline. Scientific glassblowing has now been classed as an endangered craft by The Radcliffe Trust.

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Unlocking The Full Potential of Organoids

Unlocking The Full Potential of Organoids

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To learn about the importance of the extracellular matrix and some of the limitations of current organoid culture systems, we spoke to Colin Sanctuary, CEO and founder of QGel, a spin-out from EPFL.

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The World's Largest Human Proteome Microarray: Advancing Protein Biomarker Discovery

The World's Largest Human Proteome Microarray: Advancing Protein Biomarker Discovery

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CDI’s content of 81% of the human proteome (>23,000 proteins) is the largest human protein array in the world.

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