Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > DNA & RNA

Portable DNA device could detect invasive species

03 September, 2019

Known as 'MinION', the portable device can sequence 'or scan' millions of DNA codes in minutes, compared to current lab-based systems which can take a couple of days.

Integrated DNA Technologies oPools Oligo Pools

27 August, 2019

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has launched oPools Oligo Pools — ready-to-use pools of high-quality DNA oligonucleotides (oligos) up to 350 nucleotides in length.

Blood test could improve breast cancer detection and monitoring

23 August, 2019

The highly sensitive blood test could one day help doctors better tailor treatments and prevent unnecessary surgeries.

NEXTFLEX Rapid XP DNA-Seq Pre-Plated Automation Kits and Unique Dual Index Barcodes

01 August, 2019

To simply NGS library construction, the NEXTFLEX Rapid XP DNA-seq Pre-Plated Automation Kits and NEXTFLEX Unique Dual Index Barcodes are suitable for labs looking to maximise workflow efficiency with an automated library prep solution that is convenient and streamlined.

Luminescent lighting for pathogenic bacteria

25 July, 2019

Researchers have created a fast, definitive and sensitive method for detecting pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus.

Forensic sequencing solution approved by FBI

22 July, 2019

The US FBI has approved Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems Precision ID System mtDNA analysis solution for use by forensic laboratories to generate mitochondrial DNA profiles.

siTOOLs Biotech siPOOLs (siRNA pools)

05 July, 2019

Short interfering RNA pools (siPOOLs) from siTOOLs BioTech are high-complexity pools of 30 optimally designed siRNAs that efficiently remove off-target effects and thus improve results.

DNA technology used to detect E. coli in our water

14 May, 2019

SA Water scientists are using DNA technology to quickly differentiate between climate-influenced non-infectious bacterial blooms and potentially dangerous E. coli bacteria.

DyNAbind DNA-encoded library (DEL) kits

23 April, 2019

DyNAbind's fragment-based DNA-encoded library (DEL) kit, containing more than 370,000 paired arrangements of molecular fragments, is designed to provide improved signal-to-noise ratios and reduced false positive hit rates.

Integrated DNA Technologies rhAmpSeq targeted sequencing system

12 March, 2019

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) introduces its rhAmpSeq targeted sequencing system, providing researchers with easy-to-use amplicon sequencing on Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

Biosensor detects Down syndrome DNA

19 February, 2019

Researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect foetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women's blood.

PerkinElmer 150+ automated methods for NGS

01 February, 2019

PerkinElmer has more than 150 tested automated methods available for the most frequently used NGS library prep kit.

Fast and effective cancer detection with nanomaterials

25 January, 2019

Nanotechnology researchers have reported a low-cost way of detecting cancer in early stages using a new class of magnetic nanomaterials.

New DNA sequencer installed at Harry Perkins Institute

18 January, 2019

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (HPIMR) has installed an Illumina NovaSeq 6000 DNA sequencer.

Need reliable DNA?

01 January, 2019

In a study conducted by GE Healthcare, researchers examined the yield and quality of DNA from blood samples applied to Whatman FTA cards, using five common methods of DNA extraction.

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