Swift Biosciences Launches Swift Amplicon 16S+ITS Panel, Answering Long-Awaited Need for Comprehensive, Rapid Coverage of Metagenomic Sequences by NGS

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) Swift Biosciences today announced the launch of its Swift Amplicon 16S+ITS Panel, facilitating routine NGS analysis of complex microbial samples (e.g. bacteria, archaea, fungi) using a single, multiplexed primer pool targeting the 16S rRNA gene (all variable regions, V1-V9) and ITS1 and ITS2 for fungi. With a comprehensive yet targeted library approach [...]


From January 2019 on Supertec S.A. will be the exclusive partner for C. Gerhardt instruments in Argentina. As an exclusive partner they are authorized to distribute and perform the service for the entire C. Gerhardt product range of laboratory equipment and analytical systems. Founded in 1998 with the mission to provide solutions to the growing [...]

Adam Equipment Introduces New Cruiser CCT Bench Counting Scales

With practical functions and features, Cruiser CCT counting scales deliver powerful performance for industrial applications OXFORD, Conn. — Adam Equipment, a leading provider of professional weighing equipment, is now offering its new Cruiser CCT bench counting scales. Ideal for use in warehouses, manufacturing processes, and production facilities, Cruiser (CCT) scales are useful for any counting application. Constructed of [...]

Hitachi High-Technologies Acquires All Shares of Applied Physics Technologies, Inc., a U.S. Manufacturer of Electron Sources

Tokyo, Japan – Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) announced that on January 15, 2019 Hitachi High-Tech acquired all issued shares of Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. (Head Office: Oregon, U.S.A.; Representative: William Mackie, APTech), which develops, manufactures and sells electron sources for use in electron microscopes and other instruments. Following the acquisition of all [...]

INDIGO Biosciences Announces Release of Predictive Liver Toxicity Assay Kit

Portfolio Expansion Lets Researchers Make Confident Decisions About Drug Discovery, Faster State College, PA – INDIGO Biosciences, Inc. (INDIGO), a leading provider of nuclear receptor and in vitro toxicology solutions, announced the release of a new hepatotoxicity assay kit. The new kit for in vitro screening of drug-induced hepatotoxicity utilizes upcyte®hepatocytes and represents another expansion of INDIGO’s growing in vitro toxicology [...]

HTG Launches HTG EdgeSeq Reveal

HTG EdgeSeq Reveal is a new software product to analyze HTG EdgeSeq Precision Immuno‑Oncology Panel data TUCSON, Ariz. — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a life science company whose mission is to advance precision medicine, today announced the launch of the HTG EdgeSeq Reveal. HTG EdgeSeq Reveal is a powerful software product that streamlines [...]

TruSight Oncology 500 Selected to Power Liquid Biopsy Studies

Illumina to collaborate with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research The measurement of cancer mutations in blood and other fluids has the capability to transform how patients are treated and monitored. Genomic assays, like Illumina’s TruSight™ Oncology 500 (TSO 500), have the potential to provide critical information to guide cancer care and monitor treatment over time. However, [...]

Unchained Labs cuts the ribbon on new contract testing lab in North America!

Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, opened the doors to its new contract testing lab today. The lab is located at the company’s headquarters in Pleasanton, California and provides identification of unwanted particles in drug products and quality assessment of the silicone layers [...]

Merck Welcomes Ten New Startups to its Innovation Center

Merck today announced the ten startups that will be joining the seventh intake of its Accelerator program at the Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt. DARMSTADT, GERMANY From January 2019, startups from nine different countries will collaborate with Merck Selected teams will have the opportunity to extend their stay in the Merck China Innovation Hub in [...]

Sphere Fluidics collaborates with Peak Analysis and Automation to increase throughput in antibody discovery and cell line development

PAA’s S-LAB micro-plate handling capability will be integrated with Sphere Fluidics’ Cyto-Mine Single Cell Analysis System Cambridge and Farnborough, UK: Sphere Fluidics, a company commercializing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, and Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), a leader in the industry for the design and manufacture of automated laboratory equipment, will [...]

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