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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 […]

Analytik Jena Presented SmartExtraction for DNA Isolation

Analytik Jena presented at Analytica the automated DNA extraction method SmartExtraction. The new system combines a patented extraction chemistry (DC-technology) and an intelligent pipette tip, eliminating the need for extra materials or specialized equipment like centrifuges, vacuum stations or magnets. The DC-Technology doesn’t need phenol/chloroform, ion exchanger,  spin-filter columns or silica or magnetic particle suspension.  […]

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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. […]

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Leica and the Biomedical Center (BMC) in Munich Open Bioimaging Center

Leica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich have announced the opening of the Leica Bioimaging Center, a core facility at the BMC for the use of bioimaging in applied cell research. Leica will use the premises as a reference and demo center. The new facilities are aimed to foster collaboration between microscope developers […]

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Thermo Fisher Launches Matrix 2D Barcode Reader

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a barcoded latch rack and a wireless barcode reader. The new products aim to improve sample identification, tracking, collection and storage. The official launch will take place at SLAS2016 (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening). The Matrix 2D barcoded tubes identify an individual sample and are paired with linear and […]

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EMBO Announces Lab Management and Negociation Course for Females

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has announced the celebration of a laboratory management course for females, focused on interpersonal aspects like communication abilities and negociation. These EMBO courses aim to boost self-confidence and self-awareness in females with leadership roles. The course will take place from 8 to 10 June 2016 in Leimen, near Heidelberg, Germany. The […]