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Discover the secrets of exosomes – from Sample to Insight

Exosomes function as shuttles for transferring functional molecules such as proteins, liquids and nucleic acids between donor and recipient cells. These nano-sized (30–100 nm) tiny vesicles have recently attracted a tremendous amount of attention from the scientific community. Research on exosomes has expanded significantly, as is clearly shown by the number of publications for a search… Read article →



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New webinar: QIAseq technology overcomes miRNA-seq challenges

As a microRNA detection technology, microRNA sequencing (miRNA-seq) has the potential to uncover new microRNAs, identify processing intermediates and reveal quantitative differences between samples. However, challenges presented by FFPE and serum/plasma samples, the need for high amounts of sample input and tedious workflows using size selection electrophoresis have led to disappointing and often irreproducible results. This Wednesday,… Read article →


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Power in numbers – collective antibiotic resistance

For over 70 years, antibiotics have been a critical component of the arsenal used by healthcare providers to combat bacterial infections worldwide (1). Antibiotic use has become so prevalent that over 70 billion doses were consumed globally in 2010 (1). Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, some bacteria have developed antibiotic resistance and become… Read article →


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Impact of storage buffer and temperature of stored DNA on PCR amplification products

In today’s clinical and translational research, blood is one of most common biospecimens being used. Although the highest DNA yield and quality is achieved by purifying genomic DNA from freshly harvested material, regretfully most of our precious samples cannot be processed straight away. That´s why sample management is so crucial right from the very start…. Read article →