Top List: The Top Life Sciences News Stories of January 2015

30 Jan 2015

Read this month’s top news stories about the latest technologies and techniques for life sciences research.

Product Highlight: KASP™ Genotyping Chemistry Applications
KASP genotyping technology has more than 2,000 published references in applications including agriculture, disease research, and pharmaceuticals. This article highlights several case studies that show the successful implementation of KASP genotyping to identify SNPs in both agriculture and life sciences research.

ZEISS Introduces Compact Confocal Microscope ZEISS LSM 800 with Airyscan
ZEISS has introduced a new compact confocal laser scanning microscope for high-end confocal imaging, the ZEISS LSM 800. Tailored to the needs of a broad range of applications in individual research environments, the system complements the recently introduced ZEISS LSM 8 family.

Streamlining ChIP for qPCR Analysis
Chromatrap®, a business unit of Porvair Sciences, has an announced solid state ChIP kits which rapidly improve chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) through a unique patented technology that streamlines the process, ensuring chromatin preparation to qPCR analysis can be performed in under five hours.

Bio-Rad Introduces the ddPCR™ KRAS Screening Multiplex Kit for Cancer Research
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the launch of the ddPCR™ KRAS Screening Multiplex Kit, the latest offering in the company’s Droplet Digital™ PCR line of predesigned, fully wet-lab validated assays. The ddPCR KRAS Screening Multiplex Kit offers improved sensitivity and simultaneous detection of the seven most common KRAS mutations in a single ddPCR experiment.

Increasing Viewing Contrast in Fluorescence Microscopy: Longpass vs Bandpass Barrier Filters
This article addresses the differences and the pros and cons of selecting between the yellow longpass barrier filter and the more recently introduced green bandpass barrier filter options, from sets such as the SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter from NIGHTSEA.

NEW Protos 3 Colony Counter and Rapid ID System from Synbiosis
Synbiosis has introduced a vibrant new automated colony counting and chromogenic identification system, Protos 3. This system allows walk-away colony counts, as well as accurate identification of colonies cultured on chromogenic plates.