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Liquid dispensing microtiter plates in less than 45 seconds

Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

Manually dispensing reagents is time consuming and tiring, with fatigue and pressure leading to errors that render data unusable. This can lead to costly rework and laborious troubleshooting exercises.

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Topics: Announcement, Genomics

Lunch & Learn: Stellaris RNA FISH

Posted on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

Recently LGC Genomics hosted a lunch and learn Stellaris® seminar at the Helen Diller Cancer Institute at UCSF with our very own R&D Scientist Dr.Hans Johansson who lead the discussion about the various applications of Stellaris fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

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Topics: Genomics, Stellaris

Stem cell research and genomic initiatives highlighted at DNA Day celebration

Posted on Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 08:42 AM

International DNA day celebrates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. In celebration of DNA day, Dr. Karen Ring of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) came to speak at the Novato GMP facility to highlight the advances made in stem cell research and CIRM’s recently funded genomics initiative. The talk, both inspirational and illuminating, was also a great reminder that the oligonucleotides we manufacture have a wide range of applications in basic and translational research.

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Topics: Genomics

It’s official! Personal Health becomes first China demonstration laboratory site for LGC’s Nexar System

Posted on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 07:05 AM

LGC's Genomics Division has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese health management expert Personal Health to establish a genotyping research partnership. The partnership will see Personal Health become the first “LGC Douglas Scientific® High-Throughput Genotyping Demo Lab” in China.

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Topics: Announcement, Genomics, High-Throughput

CROP Conference 2017

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 08:10 AM

On 02 April 2017 Amsterdam hosted the annual CROP Conference which was attended by global senior industry officials and policy makers.
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Topics: AgBio

Digital PCR – improving reproducible molecular methods in the clinic

Posted on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

A recent study coordinated by LGC and published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, has demonstrated the potential of digital PCR (dPCR) to improve the reproducibility of routine clinical testing between facilities.

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Topics: Real-time PCR

Better, faster, cheaper: How automation is improving laboratory quality

Posted on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 08:24 AM


"Put in your samples, put in your assays, hit the green button and go!" It seems simple because it really is that simple. 
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Topics: IntelliQube, SLAS2017

Shining a light on how Zika virus may spread from mothers to human fetuses

Posted on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 08:37 AM

New research has, for the first time, found evidence suggesting the molecular epidemiology of how the Zika virus spreads from a human mother to her fetus.

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Topics: Stellaris, Zika

Water – Back to Basics for Thermal Cycling

Posted on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 08:13 AM

It’s time to forget what you know about heating your PCR plates for end-point PCR. Water is the way to go. Where cooling and heating speeds in traditional Peltier-based thermal cyclers rely on ramping the temperature of a metal block up and down, the new Hydrocycler2™ - unveiled by LGC at both PAG and SLAS2017 this past month - only needs approximately three seconds to move reaction plates to the next water bath – and it’s all automated.

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Topics: Thermal Cycler, Water Bath, Hydrocycler2

Overcoming drought-intolerance in maize to feed the growing Asian population

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 07:53 AM

 

Demand for maize is increasing due to an increased number of people transitioning to meat-based diets driving demand for animal feed. Drought has been identified as the number one factor in impacting maize yields in the region. Over 80% of maize grown in tropical Asia is rainfed, leaving the 19 million hectares of maize subject to stress caused by variations in monsoon rains. As such, maize is a good point of reference when thinking about the importance of production of drought-tolerant crops (Zaidi, et al., 2016).

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Topics: Genomics, Genotyping, KASP

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