Navigation Links
First Catalog Cancer Biochip for Sequence Capture Now Available from febit
Date:7/13/2009

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- febit holding gmbh announced today the launch of the first human cancer biochip for HybSelect, febit's highly automated technology for sequence capture, enabling targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). The new catalog cancer biochip features 115 important genes which are reported to be associated with common types of cancer by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

"Molecular signatures defined by large-scale gene expression profiling are at the forefront in developing new biomarkers and identifying new therapeutic targets," said Professor Eckart Meese, director of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics at Saarland University. "It is of utmost importance for our research on malignant brain cancer to obtain deep sequencing results of the 100 most relevant genes with high sequence coverage using the HybSelect technique. It is equally important to obtain these results within a short period of time and at low costs."

The availability of the automated HybSelect technology supports large-cohort NGS studies that aim to elucidate complex diseases such as cancer, drive forward personalized medicine and investigate new therapeutic delivery models. febit will stay at the forefront of cancer research and include key research study results in the next generation of febit's cancer biochips. A 2Mb exon cancer biochip will be available this summer and a 30Mb biochip is planned already for release in 2010.

Multiplex NGS studies based on sequence capture can be supplemented by other molecular fingerprinting methods, including mRNA and miRNA expression profiling. Both of these high-throughput methods can be performed using the same febit technology as HybSelect, thereby reducing capital expenditures and minimizing experimental variation. HybSelect and expression profiling can easily be performed in the researcher's lab operating a Geniom RT Analyzer from febit or by using febit's convenient Analytical Services.

About febit

febit develops, produces and markets flexible automated solutions for enabling biochip applications in Life Sciences. febit's product portfolio includes various instruments, optimized assays and bioanalytical services, complemented by bioinformatics software and consulting.

For its main applications -- HybSelect, febit's innovative DNA capture method for Next-Generation-Sequencing and protein-coding or non-coding transcriptome profiling -- the highly advanced microfluidics of the patented Geniom Biochip offers the highest degree of automation, flexibility and efficiency available.

For more information, please visit www.febit.com.

    Contact:

    febit group
    Eva Sterzel
    eva.sterzel@febit.com
    +49 (0)6221 6510-300

    Russo Partners
    Martina Schwarzkopf
    martina.schwarzkopf@russopartnersllc.com
    +1 212 845-4292


'/>"/>
SOURCE febit
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Microbix Files First Patent Applications On Novel Technology Platform For Large Semen Sexing Market
2. First step to converting solar energy using artificial leaf
3. Bio/Data Corporation Launches vW Select(TM) - The Worlds First and Only Complete Ristocetin CoFactor Assay
4. febit First to Offer Newly Published Mouse Genome on a Chip for DNA/RNA Detection and Enrichment
5. Scientists create first electronic quantum processor
6. Register to Win a Ski Weekend and Make Your Synthesis Easier with EasyMax™: the First Automated Chemistry Development Tool That Requires No Training
7. First-Ever Egg Donor Web Portal Becomes One of The Largest Resources for Aspiring Parents in the U.S.
8. OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
9. YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS DAIICHI-SANKYO ENROLLS FIRST PATIENTS IN PHASE II, FIRST-LINE LUNG CANCER TRIAL WITH NIMOTUZUMAB
10. Virtify, Inc. Delivers Industrys First Enterprise Content Compliance Software Suite for Life Sciences Companies
11. Sinovac Receives Chinas First Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine Order
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Cancer experts ... they believe could be a new and helpful biomarker for malignant pleural mesothelioma. ... here to read it now. , Biomarkers are components in the blood, ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Ginkgo Bioworks , a leading organism design company ... as one of the World Economic Forum,s Technology ... companies. Ginkgo Bioworks is engineering biology to manufacture ... the nutrition, health and consumer goods sectors. The ... Fortune 500 companies to design microbes for their ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Mosio, a leader ... “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced clinical research professionals, ... providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , “The landscape of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has signed a ... serve as their official health care provider. As ... provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, and most ... athletes and families. "We are excited ... to bring Houston Methodist quality services and programs ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/19/2016)... 2016 The new GEZE SecuLogic ... web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. It ... the door interface with integration authorization management system, and ... The minimal dimensions of the access control and the ... installations offer considerable freedom of design with regard to ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... , April 14, 2016 ... Malware Detection, today announced the appointment of Eyal ... new role. Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at ... heels of the deployment of its platform at several ... biometric technology, which discerns unique cognitive and physiological factors, ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... R.I. , March 31, 2016  Genomics firm ... of founding CEO, Barrett Bready , M.D., who ... members of the original technical leadership team, including Chief ... President of Product Development, Steve Nurnberg and Vice President ... returned to the company. Dr. Bready served ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):