Molecular Biology

UV Viewing Cabinet for Gel Analysis

April 2, 2014 3:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline CL-150 Series UV workstations enable lab technicians to view, analyze and photograph fluorescent samples with both epi-illumination and trans-illumination light sources. A removable bottom panel allows either unit to be placed directly over the transilluminator. The 25-watt white light bulb in the cabinet provides visible illumination for easy sample preparation.

LISTED UNDER: Transilluminators

Digital PCR System Aids Life Science Experiments

March 21, 2014 2:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. launched the QX200 Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) system, the second generation of the company's ddPCR technology. The system is the only digital PCR system that works with EvaGreen and TaqMan hydrolysis probes (reagents that are used with the instrument) to provide users more flexibility in the design of their digital PCR experiments.

LISTED UNDER: DNA Amplification

High Throughput 96- and 384-well DNA Purification

March 18, 2014 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MagSi-DNA cleanFIX from AMSBIO offers a solution for purifying DNA fragments, removing all unwanted side products and reagents, such as single nucleotides, terminator dyes, primers and primer dimers, enzymes, buffers, and salts.

LISTED UNDER: Genomic DNA Purification | PCR Product Purification

ddPCR Kit for Next-gen Sequencing

March 17, 2014 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories offers a ddPCR library quantification kit for Illumina TruSeq sample preparation protocols. Used with Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system, the kit offers researchers a way to precisely and directly measure amplifiable library concentrations.

LISTED UNDER: PCR Product Quantitation

Next Generation Sequencing

January 27, 2014 2:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Illumina added to its next-generation sequencing portfolio with the launch of the NextSeq 500 System. The new sequencer features high-throughput performance in a desktop form factor, enabling researchers to perform the most popular sequencing applications in less than a day.

LISTED UNDER: Automated Sequencers

Automated Next Generation Sequencing Applications

January 24, 2014 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, through a partnership with Illumina, offers automated methods to improve processes and throughput in next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation. Under the agreement, Beckman Coulter will use its experience in automated NGS sample preparation to develop, distribute and support automation for Illumina’s TruSeq and Nextera sample preparation kits and Illumina will provide technical expertise on chemistry and protocols.

LISTED UNDER: Automated Liquid Handling Systems | Automated Sequencers

Transfection Reagent Delivers High Performance Transfection Across Multiple Cell Lines

January 17, 2014 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Promega announces ViaFect Transfection Reagent, a tool for efficient DNA transfer into a wide variety of cell lines, including challenging suspension cells and stem cell-derived lines. ViaFect Transfection Reagent allows researchers to develop transfection-based assays in the cell line most relevant for their biology of interest.

LISTED UNDER: Transfection

Software Update for PCR Systems

December 19, 2013 2:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LightCycler 96 and the LightCycler Nano system, both from Roche, have received new software updates, including advanced high-resolution melting analysis and qualitative gene detection.

LISTED UNDER: DNA Amplification

System Detects Novel Interaction Partners for Integral Membrane Proteins

December 13, 2013 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A system designed to identify interactions involving integral membrane proteins or membrane-associated proteins is available from Dualsystems Biotech. Designed to detect novel interaction partners for membrane proteins, the DUALmembrane System can be used to detect pairwise protein interactions, identify novel protein interactions by cDNA library screening, investigate ternary complexes, and map interaction domains.

LISTED UNDER: Nucleic Acid Analysis Reagents

Measure Molecular Size of Proteins and Polymers

December 12, 2013 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

RheoSense, announces another measurement capability to its flagship viscometer, m-VROC. The m-VROC is now equipped with high resolution to detect and measure Intrinsic Viscosity, a capability for all bio/pharma and polymer applications.

LISTED UNDER: Protein Analyzers

Automated Protein Denaturation System

December 11, 2013 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVIA Biosystems’ Model 2304 automated protein denaturation system automates protein stability determinations using chemical denaturation. Developed to facilitate the formulation of biologics in a safe and stable form, the system uses intrinsic or extrinsic fluorescence to monitor the conformational changes associated with protein unfolding (denaturation).

LISTED UNDER: Protein Analyzers

Biologics Workflow for Protein Purity Analysis

December 10, 2013 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Biologics Analysis Workflow from Bio-Rad Laboratories is designed for more reproducible purity assessment of protein-based therapeutics in cGMP-regulated environments. The workflow combines the release of several new products—the GS-900 calibrated densitometer, Image Lab 5.0 software, and QC Colloidal Coomassie stain—with the company’s Criterion precast gels and Precision Plus Protein standards.

LISTED UNDER: Protein Analyzers

Updated System Can Visualize on Stain-free Gel

December 9, 2013 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The G:BOX Image Analysis System from Syngene is newly updated with optimal lighting and filter conditions to allow faster, safer visualization of proteins on stain-free gels.

LISTED UNDER: Protein Analyzers

Improving Reproducibility in Real-Time PCR

November 20, 2013 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

INTEGRA has reported how a clinical diagnostic laboratory has, using a VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette, significantly improved the reproducibility and productivity with which it carries out Real-time PCR assays.

LISTED UNDER: RT-PCR | Multi-channel Pipettors

Single-base Resolution Sequencing Kits

November 7, 2013 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Epigenetix launched TrueMethyl kits. TrueMethyl provides quantitative, accurate and repeatable single-base resolution sequencing of the modified bases hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) and methylcytosine (5-mC).

LISTED UNDER: Sequencing


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