A Brief Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 25, 2017 5:25:00 AM

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a modern sequencing technology also known as high throughput sequencing. It allows RNA/DNA sequencing much more quickly than Sanger sequencing.

NGS sequencing includes Illumina, Roche 454, Ion Torrent, and Solid sequencing.

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Topics: DNA / RNA Research

microsampling enables groundbreaking molecular research

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The Mitra® Microsampler collection device is an upgrade on dried blood spotting (DBS) that gives economical access to participants anytime, anywhere, and consistently collects a fixed volume. It allows researchers to conduct novel studies and publish meaningful research within budget and timelines. 

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Topics: DNA / RNA Research

prepare your lab for a better future: how microsampling works for lab directors

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Animal Testing, DNA / RNA Research

checklist for developing a new assay

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 19, 2017 5:51:00 AM

Assays are highly diverse. And yet, there are some key aspects of assay development that stay the same across assays. When you're preparing to develop a new assay, here's a quick checklist for the process.

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Topics: Clinical Research

capillary blood collection: advantages and disadvantages

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 13, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Capillary blood collection has been around for decades. When it began, the technique was used to obtain blood from infants for genetic screening. Drawing five or ten ml from a newborn can be difficult and potentially harmful, so small-volume sampling had obvious applications in this area.

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Topics: Capillary Blood vs Plasma

remote sampling: take blood collection out of the clinic and into the home

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 8, 2017 11:53:19 AM

In clinical trials and clinical studies, retaining participants is a serious challenge. Competing life demands and changes, logistical problems, and a lack of motivation and commitment can all lead participants to drop out, hurting the study and inconveniencing the organizers and faciliators. 

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Topics: Remote Sampling