Tag: Oxford Gene Technology

Going Fishing for lung cancer gene mutations

OGT probes for fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) analyses

TWO new CE-IVD labelled fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) probes have expanded Oxford Gene Technology lung cancer portfolio. The Cytocell Aquarius ROS1 Plus breakapart and RET breakapart probes are said to specifically and accurately detect rearrangements in the genome associated…

Build a snowman, win an e-reader

IN WHAT is becoming something of a Christmas tradition, Oxford Gene Technology has launched an interactive online game aimed at the laboratory.   This year’s game invites players to build a snowman using a simple online interface, and then to share…

Oversubscribed next-generation workshop now online

WHEN Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)  hosted a workshop at the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) 2012 conference in Germany last month, it was pleasantly surprised to find the event oversubscribed. The 200 attendees who were able to get in,…

How to go fishing in the deep end of the gene pool

AN APPLICATION note now available from Oxford Gene Technology provides scientists with valuable guidance on the use of targeted probes to improve data quality in next-generation sequencing. The note, titled Fishing for variants in the deep end of the gene…

Microarray combines aCGH probes with SNP content

THE LATEST addition to Oxford Gene Technology’s microarray range promises accurate and economical detection of copy number changes and loss of heterozygosity, all on a single array. The CytoSure ISCA +SNP combines array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) probes with fully…

Microarrrays target key cancer predictors

THE FIRST in a new line of cancer research microarrays from Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) promises confident detection of copy number variation (CNV) and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on a single chip. The CytoSure Haematological Cancer +SNP array is used…

Christmas diversion from OGT

A LITTLE distraction from the lab bench is offered by Oxford Gene Technology with its online Santa catapult game. Instead of sending Christmas cards, OGT has made an electronic card with this playable game, and will reward the winner with…