Category Archives: Equipment

MinION Oxford Nanopore

Nanopore Sequences Genes Very First Time in Space, Courtesy NASA

Oxford Nanopore’s MiniION sequencers have successfully sequenced genes in space for the very first time at NASA’s International Space Station earlier this week. “One small step for genetic research, a huge step for space-exploration.” NASA has conducted feasibility of conducting genetic tests in microgravity conditions by using Oxford Nanopore’s USB sized MiniION genetic sequencers. The […]

Size Exclusion Chromatography Tips and Tricks

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) is a technique that allows to perform molecular separation by size. Some common SEC applications are protein purification, protein-protein interaction assays, the analysis of protein aggregation processes and protein stability studies. Inger Salomonsson from GE Healthcare presented at Analytica very useful tips and tricks to improve SEC performance. First, the system configuration must […]

Quantification of Genome Editing Events Using ddPCR

Bio-Rad presented at Analytica the ultra-sensitive properties of digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) to quantify homology directed repair (HDR) and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) events in genome editing experiments. Adam Bemis talked about the powerful applications of Bio-Rad’s QX200 Droplet Digital PCR in cutting-edge research and next-gen medicine. ddPCR divides the sample in thousands of droplets, […]

Droplet Digital PCR to Measure Tumor Load

Christof Winter from Technische Universität München presented at Analytica the innovative use of droplet digital PCR to measure tumor load by non-invasive means. The technique takes advantage of the cell-free DNA circulating in blood, which is found in higher concentration in cancer patients. Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is found in blood plasma at concentrations of 10–100 […]

beckman AUC

Beckman Presented the Optima AUC at Analytica

Labcritics attended the Analytica International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology held in Munich this month. We witnessed the presentation of Beckman’s Optima AUC, a next generation analytical ultracentrifuge with improved optics and software. The new Optima AUC can be operated through a touch-screen installed on top of the centrifuge. The new software […]

Livecyte

Phasefocus Introduces the Livecyte Kinetic Cytometer

Phasefocus has announced the launch of the Livecyte Kinetic Cytometer, an innovative live cell imaging system for the observation of cell phenotype and kinetics. Individual cells and cell populations can be followed without labeling, and several fluorescent measurements can be done for different drug treatments or cell types in a single experiment. The Livecyte technology allows label-free, non-invasive tracking […]

DeNovix DS-11

DeNovix DS-11 FX+ is Nominated for the Scientists’ Choice Awards 2016

DeNovix Inc. showcased the DS-11 FX+ Spectrophotometer/Fluorometer at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting celebrated last week in New Orleans, LA. The DS-11 FX+ has been nominated in the Best New Life Sciences Product of the Year category of the Scientists’ Choice Awards. The DS-11 FX+ combines absorbance and fluorescence methods for DNA, RNA and protein quantification. […]