The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.
Of the six kits, the team found that Qiagen and Norgen's spin column tools recovered the highest amount of DNA across a range of base pair lengths.
The assay will combine the company's CytoSort assay with its automated AIR system for imaging, sorting, and isolating single cells and small colonies.
The firm's automated AIR sample prep technology quickly images, sorts, and isolates single cells for downstream molecular analysis.
The acquisition will enable Tecan to expand into the genomics space by coupling NuGen's NGS sample prep kits with its own laboratory automation products.
Namocell has partnered with the two firms to distribute its cell dispensing tool in South Korea, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
The firm is preparing to launch its first kits and has identified cancer detection and monitoring as well as genotoxicity testing as initial applications.
The researchers found that protocols that use random sequence adapters as opposed to fixed sequence adapters have less bias in small RNA sequencing.
The companies will combine their respective services into a single end-to-end offering for microbiome research.
The firm will use the funds to develop its Singulator system, which uses single-use sample cartridges and reagents to rapidly isolate cells and nuclei.
Tomy Digital Biology has agreed to distribute Namocell's microfluidic-based cell platforms in the Japanese market.
The startup has developed a transposon-based sample prep technology that is able to prepare both small and large RNA molecules in one RNA-seq library.
The UK-based firm recently launched its Nadia system, which is compatible with the Drop-seq protocol, and plans to develop additional applications.
Under the agreement, the companies plan to develop a customized solution that can be widely deployed for DNA sequencing.
The China FDA has approved Vela's cell-free DNA extraction kit, which can be coupled with RT-PCR or NGS workflows for further analysis.
The multi-year renewal includes DNA Genotek's Oragene-Dx saliva kits and GenoFIND services for custom collection kit packaging and order fulfillment services.
The company was spun out of the University of Southern California in 2014 to develop products and services based on a novel sample prep chemistry.
The partners have agreed to codevelop targeted sequencing kits based on single-molecule molecular inversion probes.
Qiagen intends to use System Biosciences' ExoQuick technology in its precipitation-based miRcury Exosome Kits.
The medium has been cleared for transporting samples potentially containing flu A and tuberculosis.
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.