Biochips were budding at the BioAnalytica conference in Munich last week, as a variegated bunch of companies displayed their wares, drawing the rapt attention of an otherwise blasé crowd.

Entering the cavernous exhibition hall, attendees were greeted by Roche’s display of its MatrixArray system, developed in combination with CombiMatrix of Seattle. Roche employees at the booth said they were “surprised” by the amount of attention that the system, a bow-front silver box with microfluidic “monocassette” chips, was getting from the people strolling by.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.