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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Cheers to Ginkgo Bioworks on the Launch of Bioworks2!

We’d like to give a shout out to our customers at Ginkgo Bioworks for the launch of their lab, Bioworks2. According to an article by Eliza Strickland in IEEE Spectrum, “with the help of some nifty robotic equipment” – including our Echo Liquid Handlers – “Ginkgo has created a factory for churning out exotic lifeforms, the likes of which have never before been seen on this planet.”

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2016

Join Us in Vancouver at ASHG 2016

The annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics is right around the corner, and the Labcyte team is looking forward to the festivities in Vancouver. The conference will run from October 18th to 22nd, bringing together more than 6,000 scientists for an unparalleled overview of the year’s progress in genetics and genomics.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2016

Synthetic Biology in San Francisco: Welcome, SynBioBeta SF!

SynBioBeta has quickly become one of the premier conferences for the synthetic biology community, and this event will take place in our neighborhood. The Labcyte team is looking forward to meeting everyone in San Francisco to discuss the latest advances in this rapidly evolving field.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

VIDEO: Meet Labcyte and Acoustic Liquid Handling

Labcyte CTO and founder Richard Ellson narrates a new video produced by the team at Google to familiarize scientists with the company and our unique acoustic energy-based automated liquid handlers. “The Echo does what tips and pins cannot,” he says, noting that these instruments miniaturize reactions, save money on reagents, allow unprecedented flexibility, and speed up workflows.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

How Personalized is Personalized Medicine?

Just how personalized is today’s personalized medicine? Krister Wennerberg, Labcyte customer and collaborator at Finland’s Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM) discussed the topic on Mendelspod, highlighting a novel way that his institute is combining different types of studies to make treatment more individualized.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Labcyte Acoustic Technology Going to Work for Cystic Fibrosis

State-of-the-art Echo Liquid Handling and Access Automation Workstation have been installed in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s new 20,400 square foot research facility in Lexington, Mass, reports the Boston Business Journal. The lab’s 23 scientists are committed to speeding up the development of treatments for the disease, testing drugs using real CF cells. They are especially interested in finding treatments for the rarer gene mutations, since there is a lack of investment in this area at drug companies.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

EDITORIAL: We Can Save More Cancer Patients Right Now

In a commentary just published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine, Labcyte CEO Mark Fischer-Colbrie discusses the opportunity to save more cancer patients through individualized medicine.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Fall Conference Season Kicks Off with MipTec and Festival of Genomics

Next week is a busy one for the Labcyte team, with two great conferences taking place in Europe and the U.S.

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