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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Evaluation of RNA isolated from human tissues: quality control for surgical and postmortem samples
James F. Eliason, Ph.D., Asterand plc
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
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
20 L, 50 L, 250 L, or 1 mL
enzymes polymers amino acids
photon-counting superb imaging quality
Samples can be valuable. Either you dont want to waste them,...
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
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
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
RNA from LCM Samples
Juanita Gonzales, Ambion, Inc.
Obtaining specific populations of cells from
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 . 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.
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
using deep sequencing.
During H1 2009 the Company made presentations at several scientific
- 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.
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...