Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

QIAGEN and Clinical Genomics partner on liquid biopsy for colorectal cancer

23 August, 2017

QIAGEN has announced the implementation of the PAXgene Blood ccfDNA Tube with Clinical Genomics' Colvera colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence assay, enabling blood to be drawn and stored for several days before testing.

Mercodia Glucagon ELISA kit

18 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

Mercodia provides a sensitive and precise glucagon ELISA kit to examine physiological changes in glucagon, GLP-1 actions, therapies to suppress glucagon for T1DM and T2DM, glucagon analogues, renal disease and more.

US scientists correct heritable heart condition in human embryos

07 August, 2017

US scientists have used CRISPR to edit human embryos, removing a mutation linked to a heritable heart condition.

Eppendorf Mastercycler X50 PCR cycler

01 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Eppendorf South Pacific Pty Ltd

The Mastercycler X50 PCR cycler is a suitable tool for research in molecular biology. Block temperature control and regulation enable optimisation, while the adaptable user management and extensive documentation capabilities give peace of mind to laboratories working or conforming to set standards.

'DNA spellchecker' errors cause cancer

31 July, 2017

Scientists have identified important processes that create cancer-causing mutations by studying the genomes of more than 1000 tumours.

US scientists genetically modify human embryos

28 July, 2017 by Mansi Gandhi

Scientists in the US have reportedly modified the genes of human embryos using CRISPR.

AdipoGen Life Sciences ELISA kits

25 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

AdipoGen Life Sciences has released its latest ELISA kits. The sandwich ELISAs can be used for the quantitative determination of analytes in a range of biological fluids.

Gene drives and the rapid rise of resistance

24 July, 2017 by Adam Florance

The latest research by a team from Cornell University has found that current approaches to gene drives may need to be rethought.

Enzo Life Sciences GFP-CERTIFIED Apoptosis/Necrosis Detection Kit

24 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

The GFP-CERTIFIED Apoptosis/Necrosis Detection System from Enzo Life Sciences was specifically designed for use with GFP-expressing cell lines, as well as cells expressing blue or cyan fluorescent proteins.

Zeulab Proteon allergen test strips and kits

18 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Novasys Group Pty Ltd

The checking of raw materials and the identification of critical points during food processing are of vital importance to avoid hidden allergens and cross-contaminations. Zeulab offers appropriate allergen detection tests for each food business.

The road to DNA repair

17 July, 2017

DNA molecules can be damaged by exposure to chemicals, UV light, radical oxygen and radiation. If left unrepaired, this damage could lead to genomic instability and cell death.

Thermo Fisher and SRI partner to enhance small molecule research

11 July, 2017

Life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific and research centre SRI International have announced a collaboration to enhance small molecule research. 

nanoAnalytics cellZscope2 impedance-based cell monitoring device

11 July, 2017 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The cellZscope2 from nanoAnalytics is a device for measuring the transepithelial/endothelial impedance of cell layers under physiological conditions. Easy to operate and with a broad range of applications, it is particularly suitable for studying the influence of substances such as drugs, toxins, etc, on the barrier function of cell layers.

Sequencing completed for wild wheat, mutant rice genomes

10 July, 2017

The world of genomics just got a whole lot richer, with scientists completing sequencing for not one but two crop genomes over the past week.

DNA tracking could combat pest turtles

07 July, 2017

A Victorian government-commissioned study has confirmed that the eradication of an established pest species can be extremely resource-intensive and costly, and recommends investment in novel tools such as innovative monitoring techniques and improved prevention strategies.

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