Category: assay

ChIP assay kits accelerate genomic research

Chromatrap says its new ChIP assays have uses in qPCR and DNA sequencing

A RANGE of optimised chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay kits for use in genome research has been launched by Chromatrap, a subsidiary of Porvair Sciences. The new Chromatrap ChIP assays have uses in many areas of genomic research, including qPCR and…

Hydrocodone assay wins FDA approval

A NEW immunoassay specifically for the detection of hydrocodone has been granted regulatory approval in the USA. The DRI Hydrocodone Assay from Thermo Fisher Scientific is a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay, and has received 510 (k) clearance from the US Food…

Recombinant antigens and antibodies to Zika virus

The Zika virus envelope colourfully modelled by Amsbio

ZIKA virus is presently causing significant worldwide concern due its rapid spread across the globe and suggested connection to a neurological birth disorder. The outbreak began in Brazil in 2015 and has since spread throughout South and Central America, and…

CE mark for respiratory pathogen detection

LUMINEX reports that it has received CE-IVD marking for its NxTAG respiratory pathogen panel. The panel detects 21 clinically-relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila. The company says NxTAG enables…

Rapidly detect sulphite preservatives in food

SULFITES (or sulphites) are commonly used preservative agents in many types of food and drink, including fruit products such as jam, juice, dried fruits, and wine. The detection and determination of levels of sulfites in foodstuffs may be a little…

qPCR assay plates streamline high throughput analysis

IDT reports that primers and probes for 5′-nuclease and intercalating dye assays (such as Sybr) can now be directly ordered online in a 96 well plate format. The launch of PrimeTime qPCR assay plates for high throughput qPCR analysis eliminates…

Endotoxin assay uses no animal material

A HOMOGENEOUS fluorescence microplate assay using recombinant Factor C derived from horseshoe crab, for measuring endotoxin (Lipopolysaccharides, LPS) in pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical equipment, has been launched by Hyglos. The EndoZyme assay exploits pioneering work published by Japanese researchers working…