A new custom service designed to provide researchers with normalized, high-complexity cDNA libraries is now available from Dualsystems Biotech AG. The service requires very low amounts of RNA and is able to utilize client supplied cells, tissue, total RNA, polyA+ RNA or purchased RNA.
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) offers a completely confidential custom gene synthesis service. By manufacturing any genes, including hard-to-clone sequences, IDT eliminates the outlay for construction, cloning, and sequencing.
Sigma Life Scienc announced that its SAGE Labs initiative has partnered with Cofactor Genomics in an effort to sequence genomes for six of the most widely used strains of rat. As part of the agreement, Cofactor Genomics plans to generate and analyze sequence data using next generation sequencing systems, while SAGE Labs plans to provide the samples and to host a new, free public database at sageresearchmodels.com in late 2011.
Life sciences research today is advancing exponentially, each step bringing us closer to the realization of truly personalized medicine–preventive care and treatments designed specifically for each individual. In the near future, PCPGM healthcare researchers expect to be able to use predictive genetic testing to create custom treatment plans for individuals and deliver dramatic improvements over today’s one-size-fits-all approach. But research capabilities are only part of the equation; current storage and operating capacities must also evolve to accommodate ever-expanding amounts of data before the goal of personalized medicine can be realized.
AMSBIO have announced a range of ready-to-use lentivirus supernatant products suitable for many kinds of gene delivery applications including stem cell research.
The fields of functional genomics and molecular biology rely on the ability of researchers to customize genes. At Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), customers are interested in simplifying the process of cloning, and site directed mutagenesis.
One of the overarching trends for Life Sciences has been the need for biocompatible materials and processes. For analytical and diagnostic systems, the word biocompatibility refers to the interaction between any component in the system and the biological sample
The trend to miniaturized sample analysis has been developing slowly for the past 20 years or so. Lab on a chip has been the Holy Grail for Life Sciences for many years and is just now reaching its stride as a major tool for improving sample throughput and achieving the acceleration of research results in genetic testing, drug testing, diagnostics etc
AMSBIO offers a comprehensive range of certified tissue products for genomic and proteomic research including genomic DNA, cDNA, RNA, and protein.
Using new methods that detect extremely low levels of DNA molecules, researchers investigated the molecular mechanism of action of various commercially available DNA decontamination reagents. They found that when using high concentrations of DNA and short incubation times, none of the conventional reagents destroyed DNA molecules efficiently, despite their corrosive or even toxic properties.
Researchers that use the pre-genomic tools, such as the microarray, to study modern biological problems in stem cells think so.
Rubicon Genomics released its PicoPlex Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) kit?a more rapid, accurate and reproducible method for amplifying single genomes than current technologies.
BioTrove launched the OpenArray DLP Real-Time qPCR platform, providing a fully licensed high-density qPCR platform for use with customers' TaqMan chemistries.
ScarabXpress is the latest strain in the multiple-deletion series (MDS) of Clean Genome E. coli. Based on the MDS42 strain, ScarabXpress T7lac contains a chromosomal copy of the T7 RNA Polymerase gene expressed from a unique, tightly controlled lac promoter.
The Direct Drive Robot from Agilent Technologies advances high-throughput screening for drug-discovery research and can also be used in genomics applications, including DNA extraction and PCR sample preparation.
ScarabXpress is the latest strain in the multiple-deletion series (MDS) of Clean Genome ?E. coli?.
Caliper Life Sciences launched the Zephyr Genomics Workstation (GW), an automation solution for molecular biology applications.
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Using synthetic biology methods, Scarab Genomics made a series of planned, precise deletions to the ?E. coli? K-12 genome, reducing the genome by about 15%.
HTG introduced the M3 Series, a multiplexed mini-microarray solution for biomarker discovery and gene profiling.
Beckman Coulter announces an advanced version of its eXPert software for the Optima L-XP Series Ultracentrifuges. The new Optima eXPert software delivers important capabilities for academic, biopharmaceutical, and bioprocessing users in protein, virus, and vaccine development.
The HumanHT-12 BeadChip is a twelve sample product that accelerates whole genome expression and expression-based Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) studies. It includes over 48,000 probes per sample and suppor ts a low total cost per sample including labeling reagents.
Multiple Deletion Strain 42 competent cell line has the recA gene removed to provide accurate cloning. The recA protein is responsible for the facilitation of DNA recombination: its removal from the cell has increased the overall stability of the MDS42 genome and plasmids introduced into it.
This Genome Sequencer FLX System (developed using 454 Sequencing technologies) continues to expand the number of applications supported by next-generation sequencing instruments.
These two microfluidics-based separations products, the LabChip GX and LabChip GXII benchtop systems, provide automated, 1-D electrophoretic separations of protein, DNA, and RNA samples.