Two new techniques have been developed that could signal the end of
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplification for sequencing
applications and dramatically increase the efficiency of sample
US-microfluidics expert Fluidigm has launched a new dynamic array
for its BioMark instrument that increases the efficiency of PCR
(polymerase chain reaction) genotyping while reducing the amount of
costly equipment and reagents needed.
SuperArray Bioscience has made available a range of pathway-focused
real-time PCR gene panels that allow scientists to use their
real-time PCR instrument just like a microarray in the multiple
stages involved in drug discovery and...
Stratagene announces a molecular diagnostics agreement, which aims
to focus on the growing molecular diagnostics market for infectious
diseases, currently worth $6.5 billion (€5.5 billion), expanding to
$12 billion by 2010 driven...
A US district court has denied a motion by Bio-Rad Laboratories to
enforce an alleged settlement agreement with Applied Biosystems
meaning the life science research product provider cannot continue
selling its thermal cycler products.
GenoID has announced a breakthrough in human papillomavirus (HPV)
testing with the first ever laboratory test kit that uses a
real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) method to
detect all virus variants that cause cervical...
SuperArray Bioscience has introduced a product that combines the
profiling capabilities of microarrays with the performance of
real-time PCR. This novel technology will bring expression
profiling to researchers who prefer PCR based...
Roche Diagnostics has announced it has settled all litigation in
the United States, Europe and Australia, with Promega concerning
Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology (PCR), ending a decade of
litigation between the two companies.
Applied Biosystems have taken out a permanent injunction against
Bio-Rad Laboratories and its affiliate, MJ Research. This
effectively forbids these companies from making and selling
infringing thermal cycler products in the US capable...
Applied Biosystems Group reported a 40 per cent leap in profits as
the company released its forth quarter 2005 figures. The rise in
sales reflects the increased demand for biosecurity and human
identification products as well as its...
A new algorithim, that enables a more accurate deduction of
oligonucleotide (oligo) melting temperatures under laboratory
conditions, could bring improvements in primers and probe design
for use in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
Swiss pharmaceutical firm, Hoffman-La Roche has announced its core
PCR patents have expired in an event that is expected to save
laboratories, which rely on this technology, millions of dollars a
year in royalties. It is also expected...
The ability of Applied Biosystem's 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
to reduce experimental time by almost three times from 2 hours to
approximately 35 minutes, in an industry standard 96-well format,
demonstrates the progress this...
Applied Biosystems has launched a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
system that allows real-time PCR runs to proceed three times
faster. The system's quantitative results are available immediately
without gel runs, purifying PCR...
Applied DNA Sciences, a specialist in the use of DNA as a security
and anti-counterfeiting technology, is to work with the US
Department of Energy to develop an improved process for identifying
its marker technology that should bring...
Applera subsidiary Applied Biosystems was awarded a US patent
covering real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) instruments at
the end of last week, and immediately filed lawsuits against three
Exiqon has launched two new ProbeLibrary expression analysis kits,
covering the genomes of Arabidopsis thaliana and
Drosophila melanogaster, the most widely used models in
disease process and drug target studies.
Agilent Technologies has launched what it claims is the industry's
first fully automated, high-throughput 'lab-on-a-chip system' for
basic life science research and drug discovery. The Agilent 5100
Applied Biosystems has been victorious in a patent dispute case,
brought in the US by Promega, that strove to overturn the company's
patents on technology used in gene amplification using polymerase
chain reaction (PCR).
Tomtec has launched a new multipurpose pipetting workstation that
can handle tiny volumes (down to less than 1 microlitre) and has
features that allows the automation of a number of routine
laboratory liquid handling tasks.
After over a decade of litigation, Roche Molecular Systems has won
a 'significant legal victory' in a US court case challenging the
validity of patents on its polymerase chain reaction technology,
according to the attorney...
MWG links up with Quanta Biotech to launch a new offensive on the
market for thermal cyclers, often described as a "must-have"
laboratory tool. The deal also marks MWG's first entry into
real-time thermal cyclers.