quantum dots

The technology will measure cancer-associated miRNAs using optical amplification with quantum dots and photonic crystals.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quantum Materials and NanoAxis have forged a deal combining their technologies for diagnostic and pharmaceutical applications.

Quantum Materials and Nanoaxis this week announced a partnership that will see the firms pair their respective technologies to develop microarray-based tests for a variety of conditions.

Building on its experience in different technology areas, the company is currently developing the single-molecule platform, which it plans to start testing next year with external collaborators such as the J. Craig Venter Institute.

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Life Technologies, J. Craig Venter Institute, BioNanomatrix, Nanosys, Geospiza, HDF Group, Pressure BioSciences, Cofactor Genomics, Ambry Genetics, Affymetrix, Navigenics, Enzymatics, New York State Department of Health, University of Washington

Life Technologies is looking to expand uses of its quantum dot technology beyond life sciences and into applied fields, such as counterfeit detection.

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Once a tool that only piqued the interest of technology developers, protein microarrays have come into their own as scientists find new ways to apply them in basic and translational studies.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.