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September 2013

Bioline at BioTechnica 2013 – Delivering the latest in direct PCR amplification innovations

By Bioline: The PCR Company 26 September 2013 No comments

Bioline: The PCR Company, a global leader in molecular biology innovation, will be exhibiting (Hall, 9, Stand D26) and presenting (Hall 9, Stand F69) at Europe's leading life science, biotechnology and laboratory show, BioTechnica 2013 (8-10 October, Hannover, Germany). Our Senior Global Product Manager, Dr. Steve Hawkins, will discuss the evolution of direct PCR amplification technologies as part of the prestigious Biotechnica Innovation Forum.

Bioline at Biotechnica 2013The recent increased focus on innovation in biotechnology and medical diagnostics within the world of life sciences has led to important advances in molecular detection and biomedicine. Bioline is proud to be at the forefront of some of the key developments in PCR technologies that are actively accelerating the pace and success of research for scientists around the world.

Analysis of DNA from blood: Technical challenges

Molecular screening of blood samples for blood-borne pathogens, blood cell irregularities and blood group genotyping is a routinely performed process, but can be fraught with stumbling blocks. Some of the key concerns when using PCR to analyse DNA isolated from blood cells include the potential for false-negatives, or poor results that arise from a lack of sensitivity induced by the presence of PCR inhibitors in blood. Common reaction inhibitors include hemoglobin, IgG, lactoferrin, proteases, anticoagulants and salts.

Fast PCR, direct from whole blood, without compromise

Our presentation at the Biotechnica 2013 Innovation Forum is titled 'Fast PCR, Direct From Whole Blood, Without Compromise'. The talk will provide an overview of how technical challenges from direct PCR amplification of blood samples can be overcome using the very latest in direct PCR developments. We will outline an extremely rapid workflow that is specially engineered to overcome various PCR inhibitors typically present in whole blood samples that remove the need for pre-treatment or DNA isolation.

Ultra-fast PCR protocols specially developed to deliver significantly increased sensitivity and PCR success rates, without compromising quality and yield, will also be covered. We will also show how the speed and specificity of these techniques discussed make them the perfect solutions for performing high-throughput end-point multiplex PCR direct from whole blood.

Further details of our upcoming presentation at the Innovation Forum can be found on the Biotechnica 2013 web site.

Visit the brand new Bioline booth at Biotechnica 2013

Throughout the three days of Biotechnica 2013, we'll be presenting all the latest innovations across our endpoint-PCR and real-time PCR product lines. If you're attending, you'll find the brand new Bioline stand in Hall 9, Stand D26 where you will also be able to enter our iPad prize draw. We invite you to experience the power of the latest in life science innovation with Bioline and look forward to seeing you there.

Bioline Sponsorship of the 19th Annual Conference of the Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK

By Bioline: The PCR Company 20 September 2013 No comments

Bioline is proud to have served the Chinese research community in the UK for over two decades with high-quality reagents, and we're proud to extend this support further by sponsoring the prestigious Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (CLSS-UK) 2013 Annual Conference.

The conference, to be held at the University of Oxford, 20-21 September, will bring together eminent Chinese and UK researchers from a variety of life science disciplines to share the latest industry advances, exchange ideas and to establish research collaborations.  Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, will give a welcome address to delegates, followed by Yang Shen, Minister Counsellor for Education at the Chinese Embassy in the UK.

Our performance product lines are available to researchers throughout China and Hong Kong via our trusted distribution partners and are also available throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand via our Bioline Australia operation.

Bioline at the CLSS-UK 2013 Annnual Conference

Bioline's product specialist, Dr Ray Chan, along with Bioline's Account Manager for the University of Oxford, Manvir Tiwana, will be on hand at the conference to showcase our latest innovations for life science researchers and look forward to discussing the research requirements of attendees.

Additionally, to mark and celebrate the Chinese mid-autumn festival, Bioline will be running a special mooncake prize-draw – so don’t forget to visit the Bioline exhibition stand, avail yourself of some Bioline goodies, and enter the mooncake prize draw.  If you’re attending the conference, we'd love to hear from you, so feel free to drop us a line on Twitter.

Conference topics and areas of research to be covered this year will include:

  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Bioscience
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Immunology / Virology / Inflammation / Infection
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Stem Cells and Neuroscience
  • Translational Medicine and Clinical Science

Keynote speakers - two eminent scientists have been confirmed as the keynote speakers at this year's conference:

  • Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Terence Rabbitts, University of Oxford, UK

The following speakers have also been invited to the conference:

  • Huiliang Li, University College London, UK
  • Jilong Liu, University of Oxford, UK
  • Pentao Liu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Paul Lu, University of Manchester, UK
  • Shengjiang Tan, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Zhidao Xia, Swansea University, UK
  • Xiaoli Xiong, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
  • Luzheng Xue, University of Oxford, UK
  • Chengcan Yao, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Bin Zhang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

For full details, please see the official CLSS-UK event web site.

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