by Elizabeth Tolchin Two independent studies identified similar genetic variants for type 2 diabetes susceptibility. The researchers in both studies concentrated their search in the same chromosomal region in two different populations.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new bioinformatics tool, the Proteomics RIMS (Research Information Management System), announced by Bruker BioSciences Corp. at this week's Pittcon 2004 conference in Chicago, promises the integration of the instrumentation and data analysis associated with proteomics and structure-based research.
Modified Sequencing Grade Aspartic-N. Highly purified Aspartic-N is modified to reduce autolysis, improve stability and simplify protein sequencing procedures.
Grape ( Vitis vinifera ) Array-Ready Oligo Set contains 14,562 70 mer probes representing grape gene transcripts, and is a tool for microarray analysis of grape gene expression. Each probe is melting-temperature normalized and includes a 5' amino linker to facilitate substrate attachment.
FAST® Quant TH1/TH2 antibody arrays provide quantitative detection of nine cytokines in each of 56 samples on standard nitrocellulose coated glass slides, in a familiar microplate footprint.
Agilent Mouse Oligo Microarray Kit G4121A provides the ability to conduct genome-wide profiling research to better understand adverse drug reactions, physiological effects of toxins and toxic substances, and to study genetic diseases such as cancer.
The Applied Biosystems 8500 Affinity Chip Analyzer uses surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology in a SpotMatrix chip format to facilitate high-throughput affinity analysis and kinetic characterization.
ArrayScan® V TI HCS Reader from Cellomics, Inc., an automated high content screening platform, is a modular, integrated system for large-scale cell biology research using fluorescent cell-based assays.
Corning Incorporated and Promega Corporation have introduced an online tool that allows printing groups and microarray end-users to verify the quality of the cDNA labeling reaction prior to hybridization.
MasterPure Yeast RNA Purification Kit provides the reagents necessary to purify RNA from fungal cell types, including: Candida, Saccharomyces, Schizosaccharomyces, and filamentous fungi, in about 40 minutes.
GeneXP Biosciences, Inc. offers high-throughput gene-expression profiling using automation of Ambion's 96-well MessageAmp process for RNA amplification and labeling. Sample preparation and hybridization processing are performed in 96-well format using standard liquid-handling robotics.
GeneChip® brand Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array provides the protein-coding content of the human genome on a single microarray. The HG-U133 Plus 2.0 Array analyzes the expression level of nearly 50,000 RNA transcripts and variants with 22 different probes per transcript.
Safire 2 (Tecan) fully modular monochromator-based microplate detection system provides a range of high-speed fluorescence techniques.
Biostat® B-DCU provides independent control of up to four culture vessels and a touch screen panel that allow complex system configurations, from process inputs to control loops, including special gas blending strategies.