Next-Generation Flow Cytometry Instrument Broadens Analysis in Life Science Research

Life science researchers who want to broaden their cell analysis capabilities can now employ a next-generation flow cytometer with a modular design that allows them greater flexibility in applications ranging from biomarker discovery to cancer research.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Join Forces to Improve Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring and Treatment through Advanced Technologies

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and Intel Corporation recently announced a collaboration aimed at improving research and treatment for Parkinson’s disease — a neurodegenerative brain disease second only to Alzheimer’s in worldwide prevalence. The collaboration includes a multiphase research study using a new big data analytics platform that detects patterns in participant data collected from wearable technologies used to monitor symptoms. This effort is an important step in enabling researchers and physicians to measure progression of the disease and to speed progress toward breakthroughs in drug development.

Advanced Cell Diagnostics and Leica Biosystems Begin Co-Marketing Fully Automated RNA in Situ Hybridization Assay

Leica Biosystems and Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) have announced the co-marketing of ACD’s RNAscope® LS ISH assays with Leica Biosystems’ BOND RX research staining platform (for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures). This agreement provides researchers with an integrated and fully automated ISH solution. The market-leading RNAscope LS reagent kits and ISH probes are available from ACD while the BOND RX instrument and associated reagents are supplied by Leica Biosystems.

Protagen AG Launches Landmark First Research Test Kit for Systemic Sclerosis

Protagen AG, a company dedicated to the development of powerful diagnostic tools to address some of the most severe autoimmune diseases, recently launched its first ELISA research use test kit for Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), the ADx®SSc Multilisa®. Protagen developed the new assay to synergistically combine two proprietary, novel disease markers with two standard diagnostic markers to support medical research in autoimmune diseases.

IntegraGen Announces Publication of Study with Biomarker Associated with Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Treated with Drug Therapy

IntegraGen, a leading player in the development and marketing of molecular diagnostic testing in oncology and autism, recently announced the publication of a study in Clinical Cancer Research which reports on the ability of the microRNA (miRNA) miR-31-3p to predict progression-free survival in KRAS wild-type (WT) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies.