Genomics
The “Two-Headed Monster”: Vendors Tackle Antibody Validation
The Science Advisory Board examined the preferences of scientists regarding the purchase and use of antibodies, as well as customer trust, satisfaction, and "best-in-class" vendors in the sector. Respondents also made comments detailing their ideas on reproducible research using antibodies, the responsibilities of both vendors and researchers when it comes to using commercial antibodies, and much more.  Discuss
Next Generation Sequencing Data: Tertiary Analysis
As Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology develops, the analysis and interpretation of NGS data will prove to be one of the most complex aspects of transforming NGS data into meaningful results. Tertiary analysis, which follows primary and secondary analysis of the data, is among the most challenging steps.  Discuss
Compact Image-Based Cell Analyzers
At The Science Advisory Board, we have the opportunity to explore many different types of research technology on behalf of our scientific community. In this article we discuss the $50 million market for compact image-based cell analyzers. Broadly, cytometers refer to instruments that can measure various characteristics of cell populations in suspension. Depending on which and how many characteristics or parameters they address, these systems can be classified differently.  Discuss
NGS Informatics: Choosing the Superior Software Tool
As Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) continues to grow, scientists face many challenges in terms of their data analysis and storage solutions. Our members at The Science Advisory Board have disclosed it is difficult to determine the significance of results as well as store the mass amounts of data. There are many solutions but most lack desired features, creating uncertainty amongst researchers over the best option.  Discuss
CRISPR - A New Era in Genome Editing
A major buzzword in the science world recently has been CRISPR: short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This is a simple, yet powerful genome-editing technique that has recently taken the scientific community by storm. When coupled with the Cas9 protein, the technology allows for specific changes (addition, modification, and deletions) to be made to the DNA of humans, animals, and plants, thereby offering a tremendous potential in a wide array of applications from agriculture biotechnology to therapeutics.  Discuss
Competition within Single-Cell Analysis Technology
The excitement surrounding the ability to measure genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and metabolic status in individual cells is reflected in the high level of activity we’ve seen this past year. We at The Science Advisory Board are excited to share with our members some of the highlights we’ve observed within single-cell analysis this past year.  Discuss
Rise of Genomics Spurs Innovation in Instruments & Techniques
The global advance of health care increasingly depends on the study of genetics and the human genome. From determining the genetic composition of a tumor to revealing rare genetic disorders in newborns, innovative technologies and techniques have given us the ability to diagnose and monitor a patient’s disease, assess their health risk, and decide which remedies are best suited for prevention or treatment.  Discuss
Researchers Speak Out on CRISPR Products
Rarely in the scientific realm does a niche technique explode into a viable market worth billions of dollars over just a handful of years. When it does, the chaos that ensues is driven by the scrambling of life science product and service providers who vie with each other to secure market share.  Discuss
What Scientists Want from CRISPR Companies
Laboratories around the world are adopting the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technique for their research. Whether to engineer better cell lines for drug development or repair mutations that cause genetic diseases, researchers have only begun to tap into the tremendous potential that CRISPR/Cas9 promises. Consequently, the genome editing market, of which CRISPR/Cas9 already accounts for more than half, is poised to expand rapidly over the coming years.  Discuss
Conferences
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2020
January 25-29, 2020
San Diego, California United States
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biothreats
January 28-30, 2020
Arlington, Virginia United States
Festival of Genomics 2020
January 29-30, 2020
London, Greater London United Kingdom
Medlab Middle East
February 3-6, 2020
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show (JASIS)
November 11-13, 2020
Chiba, Chiba Japan
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