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Oncomine® Gene Browser and Ion Reporter™ Oncomine® Workflow will both give cancer researchers new avenues of access to one of the largest genomics databases available, compiled by the former Compendia Bioscience. Both products will be featured in Life Technologies’ booth (#2222) at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR 2013), April 6 – 10 in Washington, D.C. Read More

Life Technologies has launched two Ion AmpliSeq™ Community Panels: the Ion AmpliSeq™ BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel design and the Ion AmpliSeq™ Colon and Lung Cancer Panel design. The BRCA panel analyzes the coding regions of the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. The colon and lung panel analyzes more than 500 mutations in 22 associated genes. Read More

Life Technologies has signed a global exclusive agreement with LGC Forensics for the right to distribute ParaDNA®, a portable rapid DNA system that determines the quality of human DNA faster and more economically than any existing method. This announcement is the second in a series of new Rapid DNA products the company will introduce to expand the landscape beyond traditional Rapid DNA systems. Read More

Life Technologies in India was awarded the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises’ (ABLE) prestigious President’s Award in recognition of its services in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation. Read more…

Researchers who study liver disease in hippopotamus should count themselves fortunate; they never run low on RNA for their gene expression studies. But what about those who work on micro-dissected mouse tumor samples, even single cells? Or who work on limited cell-sorted fractions? Or researchers like Andre of the Barretos Cancer Hospital, who shared the following concern: “I’m studying a mutation in a specific gene that’s being transcribed at extremely low levels in human cells. What can I do to improve qPCR reaction sensitivity of my real-time assay?” Watch a video reply to his question…  Watch Video


Life Technologies has just released the new videos below for our Novex® customers to help with using immunoassays including quick tutorials about antibody pairs, ELISA and multiplex kits.

1. Learn how to use Novex® antibody pairs to set up an ELISA.

2. Learn all about running an ELISA to measure proteins that you are trying to detect in serum, plasma, supernatant, lysates, and other sample types. The ELISA is a widely- accepted method for measuring protein amounts and is often used in conjunction with the western blot to analyze proteins in research samples.

3. Learn how to troubleshoot a multiplex immunoassay to keep your plates clog-free and keep the MAGPIX® instrument in great condition. 

4. Learn how to measure multiple proteins simultaneously using the Novex® multiplex bead-based kit on the Luminex® instrument platform. Watch the Videos…

As people are discovering new reasons to share personal or professional content, social media is quickly becoming a fast and easy method of communication and a powerful research tool.

In April, Melissa Terras caught our attention with her blog post, “The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?,”sharing her experiences in taking all of her academic research and disseminating it via social media. We caught up with Melissa to learn what motivated her to use social media and what advice she would give to other researchers. Read More…

This amazing lab science orchestra video created using 31 common lab sounds from 5 continents and a total of 9 labs. Watch the video…


In recent years, high-resolution measurements of transcriptional activity and organization have been made possible through massively parallel RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) technologies. Analysis of the vast data files produced requires both computational infrastructure and bioinformatics expertise, and can introduce bottlenecks.

In the webinar “Ion Torrent™ RNA-Seq: methods, tools, and pipelines,” Life Technologies scientist Jeoffrey Schageman will discuss… Read more or Register for this Webinar

1:5 dilution? 1:3? 1:10? Or is diluting cDNA for Real-time PCR a waste of time, effort and perfectly good H2O?

In this video, Life Technologies Sr. Field Application Specialist Doug Rains examines whether or not qPCR end-users doing gene expression should dilute cDNA prior to running samples. Read More…