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Sigma-Aldrich Releases WTA2, a Transplex Whole Transcriptome Amplification Technology for Degraded RNA Samples

WTA2 Kits Offer Rapid, Robust Amplification of Partially Degraded RNA ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the launch of its TransPlex(R) Whole Transcriptome Amplification (WTA2) technology ( http://www.sigma.com/wta ). TransPlex technology...

High-quality DNA/RNA from Microorganisms in Environmental Samples

THOROLD, ON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Norgen Biotek Corp., an innovative Canadian biotechnology company focusing primarily on advancing powerful tools for nucleic acids and protein purification, today announced the launch of two new kits for the isolation of nucleic acids from environmental samp...

Biomatrica's PCRboost(TM) Enables 5-Fold Improvement in Amplification of Difficult Samples

SAN DIEGO, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica, the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, announced the introduction of PCRboost, a reagent that enhances PCR and RT-PCR performance 5-fold or more by improving sensitivity and specificity during amplification of genomic DNA...

McGill University Purchases GenVault's Personal Archive System to Manage Rare Cancer Samples

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVault announced today that the Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory at the McGill University Health Centre has purchased a Personal Archive biosample management system. The laboratory is located in Montreal, Quebec. GenVault technology wil...

TSKgel ODS-100Z and TSKgel ODS-100V column series provides a universal solution for the analysis of samples containing acidic, basic, polar & non-polar compounds

Abstract Using high purity Type B silica, Tosoh has introduced two new columns with differing surface treatment procedures and carbon content levels to provide unique selectivities for a wide range of sample types. Int...

Quantitation of Acrylamide in Food Samples on the Finnigan TSQ Quantum Discovery by LC/APCI-MS/MS

Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Application Note Kevin J. McHale, Witold Winnik and Gary Paul Thermo Electron Corporation, Somerset, NJ, USA Introduction Acrylamide has been identified as a potential human carcinogen. This is important no...

Counting Non-Aqueous Samples in the TopCount Microplate Scintillation and Luminescence Counter

Abstract The microplate format has become a standard for many biological assays such as high throughput screening for drug discovery and radioimmunoassays. Productivity with these high volume procedures has been limited by the amount of sample handling required and low sample...

Analysis of urine and seawater samples by ultrasonic nebulization with a high resolution ICP spectrometer

Tran T. Nham Varian Australia Pty Ltd Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia Introduction Because of the low detection limit capability of the ultrasonic nebulizer when combined with an ICP spectrometer, it has been widely used to determine trace and ultratrace levels in wat...

Determination of Polar Organophosphorus Pesticides in Aqueous Samples by Direct Injection Using HPLC/MS/MS

A very straightforward method for the analysis of the very polar organophosphorus pesticides (OPs), acephate, methamidophos, omethoate, oxydemeton-methyl, vamidothion, and monocrotophos in water has been developed. Large volume (1 ml) water samples were directly injected onto a RP18 HPLC ...

Analysis of Bacterial Assemblage Genetic Diversity in Environmental Samples Using the DCode System

Derek Cody and Laura G. Leff, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Introduction Assessing bacterial genetic diversity in natural environments is problematic because of difficulties in culturing native ba...

Bio-Plex Cytokine Immunoassays and ELISA: Comparison of Two Methodologies in Testing Samples From Asthmatic and Healthy Children, Rev A

Maria C Jenmalm, 1 Michele Malit, 2 Jim Torrence, 2 and Aiguo Zhang, 2 1 Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Division of Paediatrics, Linkping University, Sweden, and 2 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 2000 Alfred Nobel Drive,...

Preserve Samples for RNA Expression Microarrays RNAlater Around the World

RNA later protects cellular RNA within specimens during sample collection and during shipping. Whether you are in the lab, in the OR, or out in the field, you can use this aqueous, non-toxic Tissue Collection:RN...

Isolate High Quality Total RNA from LCM Samples Suitable for Microarray and qRT-PCR Analysis

RNAqueous-Micro Kit Ideal for Processing Laser Capture Microdissection Samples Further development of Ambion's RNAqueous-Micro Kit has resulted in a 3-6 fold increase in total RNA yields from LCM samples. In addi...

Using the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer for quality control of protein samples prior to MS-analysis

Whereas in the past mass spectrometers (MS) were confined to the realm of small molecules, the development of soft ionization methods such as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) and electrospray ionization...

Evaluation of RNA isolated from human tissues: quality control for surgical and postmortem samples

James F. Eliason, Ph.D., Asterand plc Introduction The path to identification of new and improved drugs for the treatment of human diseases often begins with the identification of novel gene targets through RNA expression analysis. Most high thro...

Screening and classifying hazardous waste samples

Introduction Timely and accurate analysis of hazardous materials is fundamental to environmental protection. In addition to the obvious necessity of identifying a suspected contaminant, a detailed analytical profile can help trace the source of a dangerous material and c...

Maintaining High Sensitivity when Working with Small-Volume Samples

Reduced-Volume Samples 20 L, 50 L, 250 L, or 1 mL

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Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Soil and Vegetable Samples

The strict detection limits that are required for the quantitation of pesticide residues in food and environmental samples requires the use of very sensitive, selective, and rugged LC/MS/MS technologies. In this ...

Working With Laser Capture Microdissection Samples

Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) is a method for obtaining pure populations of cells from heterogeneous samples. LCM permits the selection and capture of cells, cell aggregates, and discrete morphological structures from thin tis...

RNAlater Around the World: The Art of Processing Difficult Samples

Draw on the strength of RNA later to protect cellular RNA within specimens during sample collection or shipping. Whether you are in the lab or out in the field, this aqueous, non-toxic T...

Robust High Throughput RNA Isolation from Blood Samples

MagMAX-96 Blood RNA Isolation Kit Mammalian whole blood is a widely used tissue for molecular assays due to abundant genetic information as well as ease and simplicity of sample collection. RNA isolation fr...

RNA from LCM Samples

Juanita Gonzales, Ambion, Inc. Obtaining specific populations of cells from heterogenous samples is a major challenge in studying gene expression profiles of specific cell types. Laser capture ...

Quantitation of the Protein MIA as a Marker for Chondrocytes in Research Samples

MIA (Melanoma Inhibitory Activity) was cloned as a secreted protein from human melanoma cell lines [1]. MIA is expressed in and secreted from malignant melanomas and chondrocytes [2, 3]. As MIA expression in chondrocytes ...

ALPCO Introduces a Mouse HMW and Total Adiponectin ELISA

...ctin levels. Other available methods for measuring HMW adiponectin in mouse samples do not have a corresponding method for assessing total adiponectin availabl...ed with insulin sensitivity and this kit is specifically designed for mouse samples so it aids preclinical research. This mouse HMW adiponectin ELISA would be ...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...psies. An analysis of the Phase 2 and Phase 2 extension study biopsies using the improved methodology demonstrated that all of the evaluable baseline samples had detectable interstitial capillary GL-3 and that reductions were observed in eight of the nine responders. It is expected that approximate...

Genomic Health Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Progress

...he Onco type DX colon cancer Recurrence Score(R) provided additional independent clinical value beyond standard measures. Completed processing samples for our renal cancer gene identification study with the Cleveland Clinic and Pfizer. Patents Were granted two new...

SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

... include the screening of an additional 50,000 new samples added to Senomyx's corporate library and further e...e proof-of-concept with several representative soy samples from Solae, as well as soy-based product prototype...hat provided a taste proof-of-concept. Additional samples are being screened in the Company's proprietary hi...

Webcast of QIAGEN N.V.'s (Nasdaq: QGEN) Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results Call Set for August 11

...y, is the leading provider of sample and assay technologies. Sample technologies are used to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are used to make such isolated biomolecules visible. QIAGEN has developed and markets more than 500 consum...

Osteotech Resumes Shipments of Bulgarian Tissue

...om donors procured by TB OsteoCentre Bulgaria EAD ("OCBG"), a subsidiary of Osteotech. During its inspections, afssaps obtained and tested a number of samples of Osteotech's proprietary Grafton(R) DBM processed from OCBG donor tissue and found no instances of contamination. As a result of this favorable outc...

SEQUENOM Announces Launch of MassARRAY Compact 96 System

... and now the ability to cost-effectively run fewer samples - make this an ideal system for use in basic and c...r platforms that are limited to looking at tens of samples per week, our range of MassARRAY system products n... for the analysis of hundreds through thousands of samples per day," said Mike Monko, senior vice president o...

Independent Study Confirms Superior Properties of ZPC(TM) Enhanced Calcium Composite Bone Grafts

...Munich and Regensburg, Germany, analysed the osteogenic potential of Fortoss Vital for maxillary sinus floor augmentation on a 61 year old female. The samples taken from the graft site at 6 months, showed the negative surface charge of Fortoss Vital had accelerated the bone formation cascade and rapidly prod...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

...volume has since declined, it remains more than 30 times higher than the company's typical rate of influenza virus testing in July. Of those samples tested by Focus Diagnostics, approximately three fourths for patients between the ages of five and 20 years have tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 inf...

Response Genetics Announces $4 Million Private Placement

... sale of molecular diagnostic tests for cancer. RGI's technologies enable extraction and analysis of genetic information from genes derived from tumor samples stored as formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded specimens. In addition to diagnostic testing services, RGI generates revenue from the sales of its prop...

Magellan Diagnostic Businesses to Feature Automated Systems and Diagnostic Tests at Clinical Lab Expo

... and precise liquid-handling capabilities. They execute the entire complement of analytical steps required for virtually any ELISA immunoassay: adding samples and reagents, washing, incubation, and detection, delivering all you need to ensure the rigorous, repeatable analyses required in critical application...

Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009

...June 2009 Santaris Pharma and academic partners published an article titled: Identification and analysis of miRNAs in human breast cancer and teratoma samples using deep sequencing. During H1 2009 the Company made presentations at several scientific conferences: - Small RNAs and cancer/Paris/F...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

... precisely duplicate theoretical predictions for the behavior of ideal graphene. This is due to the fact that charged impurities occur in experimental samples of graphene, which alter the behavior relative to what is expected according to theory. Tao stresses the importance of these charged impurities an...

Cepheid Schedules 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results Announcement and Webcast

...f complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where rapid mole...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

...that in over two weeks of testing at the Midwest Research Institute in Florida, the company's Ceeker scanner accurately identified 100% of the anthrax samples used and was correct in 95% of tests involving hoax substances. These test results are consistent with similar results produced last year by a New Zea...

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation to Protect Archived DNA Using Biomatrica's Room Temperature Storage

...GF will move its collection of previously archived samples from freezers to room temperature storage. "S...." SMGF is using pedigree information and DNA samples to develop a genetic family tree. To date, the foundation has collected more than 100,000 samples along with corresponding genealogy charts containi...

Cellular Dynamics International Reprograms Blood Cells into Stem Cells

...mes of ordinary human blood samples. This significant breakthrough provides a readily obtainable source of pluripotent stem cells from the millions of samples in storage at blood repositories and healthcare institutions worldwide. These findings, announced today, will be presented during a poster session beg...
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