Posts Tagged ‘Bio-Rad Laboratories’

Superior Profiling of Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Other Disease Biomarkers

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-15-2014

Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels allow simultaneous quantification of 37 key biomarkers of inflammation.

Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels allow simultaneous quantification of 37 key biomarkers of inflammation.

Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the launch of its new Bio-Plex Pro™ Human Inflammation Panels, multiplex immunoassays that enable detection and quantification of the most comprehensive set of key inflammation biomarkers in a single assay.

Inflammation contributes to seven of the top ten causes of mortality, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This underscores the critical need to identify and monitor underlying inflammation biomarkers — biochemical signs of inflammation — to aid in disease research and drug discovery and development. Other companies have developed products to quantify inflammation biomarkers, but have thus far not been able to deliver a multiplex solution that allows analysis of key inflammation biomarkers in a single assay.

The Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panel is the first multiplex immunoassay to enable detection of key inflammation biomarkers from the tumor necrosis factor (TNF), human interferon (IFN), matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), and IL-10/regulatory T cell (Treg) cytokine families in one assay. Using this panel, researchers can now study 37 key biomarkers of inflammation simultaneously in a single assay, allowing them to save precious time, money, and sample.

Benefits of Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels include:

  • Flexible ordering options — the panels are available as premixed and ready-to-use large screening kits (37-plex or 24-plex), a pathway-focused Treg 12-plex kit, singleplex assays, or any custom kits
  • Rapid results — multiplex data are generated in 3–4 hours through the use of magnetic beads and protocols that deliver rapid turnaround time
  • Easy preparation — Bio-Plex Pro Kits require only a single sample dilution factor and single-level control, simplifying setup

Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels are compatible with the Bio-Plex® 100/200,
Bio-Plex® 3D, and Bio-Plex® MAGPIX™ Platforms, as well as all other Luminex-based xMAP Instruments and Software.

For more information about Bio-Rad’s Bio-Plex product portfolio, please visit www.bio‑rad.com/bioplexpr.

Learn Total Protein Normalization from the Experts

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-08-2014

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Presented by: Kate Clark, PhD Senior Technical Support Specialist

Presented by:
Kate Clark, PhD
Senior Technical Support Specialist

Join us for a 30 minute live webinar developed and delivered by our knowledgeable Technical Support Team.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM Pacific
As you get ready to use your new system, we will provide you with an opportunity to learn about total protein normalization using Stain-Free Technology.
This training will cover the steps to use Image Lab software to normalize your western blot data, as well as provide guidelines for using housekeeping proteins as loading controls.

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Why This Public Agency is Replacing qPCR with Droplet Digital PCR

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-02-2014

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project(SCCWRP) is a public agency that conducts coastal environmental research and suggest management strategies. They are responsible for monitoring the waters of California and for ensuring that the beaches are safe for the public. Due to the sensitive nature of their work, the SCCWRP cannot afford to make mistakes in their water monitoring techniques. After thorough review, the SCCWRP has chosen to implement droplet digital PCR in their water monitoring program. Watch the video below to find out why.

To Film or Not to Film

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-25-2014

The ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System is Bio-Rad’s new digital imaging solution for gel and western blot analysis. Designed for efficiency and ease of use, it integrates a touch-screen interface with Image Lab™ Touch Software to give users a fast workflow for acquiring and analyzing publication-quality image data. As a part of Bio-Rad’s V3 Western Workflow™, the ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System enables a western blotting protocol improved with multiple validation steps, streamlined completion times, and quantitative results using stain-free gel chemistry.

We gave this new imaging system to several researchers to test. Each one started the process as a user of X-ray film for western blot imaging. Some reported having tried digital imaging in the past, but not being convinced at that time to give up film. Each sat down for an interview regarding how he used the ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System and provided a representative blot image created using the instrument.

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NGC ChromLab Software – Learn Data Evaluation Tools from the Experts

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-18-2014
Presented by: Benjamin Nickle, PhD Technical Support Specialist

Presented by:
Benjamin Nickle, PhD
Technical Support Specialist

Join us for a 30 minute live webinar developed and delivered by our knowledgeable Technical Support Team.
Today! – Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM Pacific

As you get ready to use your new NGC™ system, we will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the data evaluation tools built into the ChromLab software.

This training will cover chromatogram analysis of single run files, comparison of multiple run files, saving files, generating reports, and the column performance evaluation tool.

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