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Colorectal Cancer Blood Test Driven by Immuno-transcriptomics
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By studying gene expression modifications induced by the immune response, Novigenix has developed a blood test for colorectal cancer. This Q&A with Jan Groen, CEO, provides insights on the test, and on the field of study that could revolutionize cancer diagnosis.

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ASMS Introduces… An Overview of What’s New for 2019
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The 67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics is currently in full swing in Atlanta, Georgia. Bringing together over 6,500 scientists from across the globe, companies working in the mass spectrometry field also take this opportunity to share their latest developments and innovations. Here we will take a look at some of the release highlights for 2019.

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Why Should Antibodies Be Manufactured Recombinantly?
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Given that bad antibodies are likely to blame for a significant proportion of the reproducibility crisis in science, any efforts to reduce batch-to-batch variability are more than welcome. One company with a plan to help in this area is “Absolute Antibody”, who believe that recombinant antibodies are the way forward. To learn more about making antibodies with recombinant technology, we spoke to Ian Wilkinson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer.

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Entering the Antibody Lottery: Tips for Avoiding Dubious Sources
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Having reliable antibodies can make or break your assay. However, sourcing the right antibody for the job can sometimes feel like you’re entering the lottery: there are so many on the market, and often they just don’t live up to what was promised. To learn more about antibody validation and its importance, we got in touch with Anthony Couvillon, PhD, Scientific Marketing Project Manager at Cell Signaling Technology.

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Talking Genes, Exercise and Nutrition With DNAFit
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DNAfit is a personalized health and wellness company that offers an array of nutritional profiling services based on genetic science and technology. We spoke with Avi Lasarow, CEO and founder of DNAFit, to learn more about why it is important to look at our genetics in relation to diet and exercise choices, and what research currently exists in the field.

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How Might Data-centric Software Solutions Impact Analytical Chemistry Labs?
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At the heart of most analytical chemistry analyses are data, the essential unit of measuring and monitoring not only your test subject but the analytical equipment itself. We spoke to Shawn Anderson, Senior Director of Marketing, Software and Informatics Division at Agilent about the move to data-centric software solutions and what the future may hold.

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Visualizing Drug Targets With Ligand Express
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In the development of a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent, it is crucial to understand the on- and off-target effects the molecule may have within the body. Cyclica's Ligand Express® is a cloud-based platform that screens small-molecule drugs against structurally-characterized proteins, or "proteomes" to determine polypharmacological profiles. We spoke with Naheed Kurji, President & CEO, and Andreas Windemuth, Chief Science Officer, from Cyclica to find out more.

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Releasing the Handbrake on Exosome Applications
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Despite the great excitement about exosomes and their huge diagnostic and therapeutic potential, the technology needed to advance this work is lacking. We spoke to Jim West, CEO of Clara Biotech, who tells us how his team is working to fill that gap.

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Proteogenomics, Precision Medicine and Oncology
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Major advances have occurred in the fields of proteomics and genomics over recent years. Now, scientists are utilizing the technologies from each approach collectively in a novel research area named proteogenomics. We spoke with Alexzander Asea, Professor and Director at Precision Therapeutics Proteogenomics Diagnostics Center, University of Toledo, to learn more about the applications of proteogenomics in precision medicine.

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Calculating Gestational Age With Metabolomics
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Researchers have developed a mathematical model that may offer an alternative to relying on ultrasound information for calculating gestational age. The model, utilizing a "metabolomic fingerprint" approach, may overcome barriers in preterm death research.

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