Automated Solutions: From Sample to Insight at the push of a button

Genomic analysis driven by next-generation sequencing yields a stunning amount of data that drives biological discovery and reflects a significant commitment of resources including time and funding. Automation, process safety and quality control are critical for complex laboratory operations as major challenges abound in standardizing workflows and generating highly reproducible data. In fact, a 2016… Read article →


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Filling in the Missing Pieces: Study Finds Causative Role for Uncontrolled Diabetes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases, globally. The prevalence has risen from 4.7% of adults over 18 years of age in 1980 to 8.5% in 20141. Plagued by treatment non-compliance, it is estimated that approximately 50% of Type 2 Diabetics fail to achieve adequate glycemic control2. The positive association between diabetes… Read article →


Microbiomes in breast cancer

Investigating dysbiosis in breast, oral and urinary microbiomes in breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer research has gained worldwide attention and novel approaches have been proposed to combat the disease. This has largely been made possible by generous funding support for breast cancer research and awareness from numerous national and international organizations which… Read article →



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Back-to-basics – EZ1 extraction

With recent advances in technology and automation, forensic laboratories can now streamline the DNA analysis process to increase efficiency and throughput, while reducing manual manipulation. The level of automation, or throughput, is flexible, and can be structured to fit each laboratory’s needs – from platforms dedicated to a single purpose to instruments that are a… Read article →