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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Hopping Over the Hype of Precision Medicine

If we want to win the race against cancer, we cannot rely solely on genomics-based testing, argues Senior Research Fellow Joe Olechno in an article that appeared in Medicine Maker.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2017

FIMM Extends Personalized Medicine Collaboration with Labcyte

It’s brought unparalleled levels of precision to precision medicine, and enabled cancer treatment to be truly tailored to individual patients. Now Labcyte’s acoustic liquid handling technology will help the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) take its innovative functional cell screening strategies to the next level.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2017

Interlaboratory Reproducibility of ddPCR Using a New DNA Reference Material Format

Whether it be pathogen detection, biomarker quantification or genome editing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology is being used across a multitude of the life sciences, due to its unprecedented levels of precision, accuracy and resolution. There is great interest in moving the latest iteration of this technology — droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) — from research labs to clinical settings, but it will require processes for method validation, verification and reproducibility.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

Get to Know the People at Labcyte!

We have launched a new section on our website dedicated to profiling our company’s greatest asset – our people. We will continue to add new profiles on a regular basis, and to feature employees from a range of departments. We’re asking them about their jobs, what excites them about their work, career advice, what they do outside of the office, and more. This is a great way to learn more about your sales manager, customer service rep or application scientist, and the many other people who make Labcyte tick.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Customer Spotlight: SEngine Precision Medicine

The complex analysis of multiple data types is greatly needed in precision medicine, according to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientist Carla Grandori. She’s striving to meet that need via SEngine, a Seattle-based enterprise that harnesses the power of genomics and robotics to create truly tailored treatment assessments for those with cancer.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Nature Medicine Perspective Piece on Functional Precision Cancer Medicine

In a recent Perspective piece in Nature Medicine, Dana Farber cancer researcher Tony Letai, M.D., Ph.D., makes a compelling case for focusing more attention and resources on the functional application of precision medicine, rather than pure genomics.

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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

Scientists with Silicon Brains?

Science Magazine recently published a feature article about how technologies such as the Echo Liquid Handlers are replacing human scientists to make processes more automated and efficient. Describing the lab at Labcyte customer Zymergen, a synthetic biology company in Emeryville, CA, the author writes “Instead of using a pipette to suck up and squirt microliters of liquid into each well – a tidal wave of volume on the cellular scale – the robot never touches it. Instead, 500 times per second, a pulse of sound waves causes the liquid itself to ripple and launch a droplet a thousand times smaller than one a human can transfer.”

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THURSDAY, JULY 06, 2017

Interview: Rob Knight from UCSD Talks Microbiome with Mendelspod

In a recent Mendelspod podcast, you can hear an interview with Labcyte customer Dr. Rob Knight about progress in understanding the microbiome. Dr. Knight, Professor and Founder of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at UC San Diego, is well known for his microbiome research, including work showing that the microbiome of lean mice differed from those of obese mice.

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