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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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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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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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Twist Introduces Double-Stranded DNA Probes in a First for Exome Sequencing

Twist Introduces Double-Stranded DNA Probes in a First for Exome Sequencing

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We talked to Dr. Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, about her company's innovative offerings at the recent Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Conference (AGBT).

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Overcoming Challenges in Single Cell Analysis

Overcoming Challenges in Single Cell Analysis

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BD Biosciences has developed a method with the potential to transform both single cell transcriptional profiling and high parameter proteomics

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Uncovering the Dark Matter of Microbiota

Uncovering the Dark Matter of Microbiota

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We spoke to Dirk Löffert, Ph.D., CEO of Biomillenia, to learn about some of the challenges of isolating live bacterial species, and how microbiome-on-a-chip technology can help overcome some of these.

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Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Genetic testing to identify addiction risk

Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Genetic testing to identify addiction risk

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Dr Keri Donaldson, CEO and founder of predictive health intelligence company Prescient Medicine, tells us about the role that genetic testing could play in tackling the opioid crisis.

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First FDA Approval for NGS-based Companion Diagnostic

First FDA Approval for NGS-based Companion Diagnostic

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To learn about some of the challenges met in achieving FDA approval, the advantages the test offers, and how its use can benefit non-small cell lung cancer patients, we spoke to Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical Next Generation Sequencing and Oncology at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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