The Echo Blog

By sharing stories that are uniquely Labcyte, our blogs help you learn about how acoustic liquid handling is transforming scientic research. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive up-to-date communication on all our entries.

MONDAY – MAY 21, 2018

Reduce Sequencing Costs Through Effective Miniaturization of Library Preparation

The costs of next-generation sequencing may have declined over the past ten years, but there are still some costly components. Sample prep, for example, has become a significant proportion of total costs.

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MONDAY – MAY 07, 2018

Major Pharma Companies Use Direct Dilution to Get Better Results

To analyze a compound or potential drug of interest, researchers devise dose-response experiments to better understand the drug-interaction relationship. This dose-response relationship describes how the individual responds to differing concentrations. It also helps to determine...

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FRIDAY – MAY 04, 2018

Re-writing DNA to Build Ultra-safe Cells

It’s an ambitious project: The development of "ultra-safe cells" that resist natural viruses and potentially radiation, freezing, aging and cancer.

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WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25, 2018

Enabling Genomic Advances - It is in Our DNA

Happy DNA Day! It’s been 15 years since the Human Genome Project was considered complete. To commemorate this milestone and the genomic advances that have been made since 2003, the National Human Genome Research Institute…

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FRIDAY – APRIL 20, 2018

The Microbiome and Our Health - New Application Using the Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler for Metagenomic Studies

As we dive deeper into our understanding of the microbiome, scientists are discovering many important metabolic pathways of bacteria are intertwined with the biochemical processes of the human body…

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FRIDAY – APRIL 06, 2018

Cancer Research Advances Enabled by Acoustic Liquid Handling to be Presented at AACR 2018

We’ll be joining thousands of cancer researchers from around the world who will be converging in Chicago on April 14-18, for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting.…

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TUESDAY – MARCH 20, 2018

Insight from IGENOMIX: Webinar Explores Acoustic Liquid Handling for Carrier Screening

When you’re sequencing thousands of genetic samples to assess a couples' carrier status for 600 Mendelian diseases, efficiency and accuracy are critical. Enter Echo® Acoustic Liquid Handling...

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MONDAY – FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Reproducibility in Reproductive Genetic Testing

It turns out that humans, more than any other species, have a propensity for making chromosomally abnormal embryos. As women age, the chances are even higher that the embryos they create will not mature into live children. IGENOMIX, a global leader in the reproductive testing space with a vast presence in the US, Japan, India, Turkey, Rome, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Spain, tests thousands of embryos in its labs every month, in order to help couples select those that are most likely to be viable.

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