PCR

News on qPCR, digital PCR, amplification, point-of-care testing platforms in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The firm's lead product is a blood-based assay, called Alibrex, which uses PCR technology to monitor stage IV solid tumor cancer therapy.

The test is for monitoring treatment response in chronic myeloid leukemia and uses a new Droplet Digital PCR instrument.

OmniVis is developing the assay for cholera detection in environmental samples while the lab that created it is working toward a paper-based HIV test.

The team evaluated BSTs from Norgen, Streck, Roche Diagnostics and PreAnalytix, and said Norgen's was the best in terms of genetic material storage.

Cardiac immunoassays paced revenue growth in Q4. The firm also saw an 88 percent jump in total revenues for 2018, supported by 43 percent growth in molecular diagnostics. 

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

Feb
21
Sponsored by
L7 Informatics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how Gradalis, a clinical-stage immunotherapy developer, is using an information management solution from L7 to streamline its research, clinical, and manufacturing operations.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
13
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will discuss development and validation of an assay for detection of microsatellite instability (MSI) based on a novel set of biomarkers.

Mar
27
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.