Norgen Biotek

Norgen Biotek LogoTHOROLD, ON, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Norgen Biotek Corp., an innovative privately held Canadian biotechnology company focusing primarily on advancing powerful tools for nucleic acids (NA) and protein purification, today announced the launch of over 15 novel kits for the fast and simple isolation of NA from blood, plasma/serum and urine, including cell-free-circulating (cfc)RNA, cfcDNA and sequential cfcDNA and cfcRNA. Data from comparisons of these kits with similar kits on the market clearly indicates that Norgen’s kits yield significantly more diverse cfcRNA, owing to the fact that Norgen’s kits use a proprietary resin technology that has the ability to bind all RNA sequences irrespective of size or GC content. The sensitivity and speed of these novel kits make them very powerful tools for a number of applications including the sensitive detection of tumor biomarkers and viruses, microRNA detection by PCR, quantitative PCR, RT-PCR, microarrays, Next Gen Sequencing, etc.

Norgen’s blood/plasma/serum and urine kits utilize a convenient spin column format for NA purification from both fresh and frozen samples.  In particular, the circulating NA kits provide a major advantage over other available kits in that they isolate significantly more diverse, inhibitor-free cfcRNA than any other technology on the market. Circulating NA present in 10 µL to 10 mL plasma inputs or 250 µL to 30 mL of urine inputs are [click to continue…]

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Workshop: microRNA Research & Immunology

by Christoph on May 7, 2015

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microRNA-Immunology-WorkshopIf you are traveling to New Orleans to attend IMMUNOLOGY 2015 you might be interested in the following workshop next Monday, May 11th:

Recent Work & Current Methods in Immunology microRNA Research

May 11, 2015 – 11:15 AM-12:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Workshop Room #1

There is now strong evidence suggesting that miRNA signaling plays a significant role in both innate and adaptive immune responses and their dysregulation contributes to pathogenesis.  This workshop presented by LC Sciences and Norgen Biotek will focus on the recent developments of microRNA research in the field of immunology and current methods for microRNA isolation and profiling including next-gen sequencing.

  • Recent developments of microRNA research in the field of immunology
  • Current methods for microRNA isolation and profiling
  • Case studies and application examples

Presenters:
Bernard Lam, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Norgen Biotek
Christoph Eicken, Ph.D., Head of Technical Services, LC Sciences

 

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Date: Tuesday Sept 30, 2014

LC SciencesIn the past, differential profiling and functional studies of microRNA (miRNA) has been performed mainly using tissues samples collected by invasive methods. However, in a clinical setting, more convenient and non-invasive methods are required, such as collection of peripheral blood or other bodily fluids. Recently, it has been demonstrated that miRNAs are present in circulating blood plasma, both free circulating and within exosomes, as well as within other biofluids such as cerebral spinal fluid, urine and even breast milk. These circulating miRNAs represent a potential new approach for diagnostic screening. [click to continue…]

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Degradome Sequencing Workshop

by Chris on January 8, 2013

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PAG XXIWorkshop – Degradome Sequencing / Plant RNA Extraction Methods

Presented at the Plant & Animal Genomes Conference XXI

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 6:10 PM-8:20 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1

This workshop will provide an overview of the degradome sequencing method for miRNA target identification, as well as practical information for performing degradome sequencing experiments. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of miRNA sample preparation from various plant species/tissue types for downstream applications including next-gen sequencing, microarray and others. Diverse case study and application examples will be provided.

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microRNA in Development & Disease

by Chris on April 8, 2010

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SOUTHWESTERN AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION
of the
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

85th ANNUAL MEETING 

“EXPANDING FRONTIERS through the ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE”

RICE UNIVERSITY
HOUSTON, TEXAS
APRIL 8-10, 2010

microRNAs in Development & Disease Session

Preethie H. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Chair)
Sponsors: LC Sciences, Norgen Biotek, Illumnia, Integrated DNA Technologies, Thermo Scientific
Date: 04-08-10
Time: 1.00-7.00 PM

Room: 284 BRC (BioScience Research Collaborative)

AGENDA

1.00-1.10 pm: Introduction and welcome.

1.10-1.30 pm:  Preethi H. Gunaratne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston

Title: A Functional genomics platform for discovering novel tumor suppressor microRNAs for individualized cancer therapy

1.35-1.55 pm:  Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine [click to continue…]

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