Alternative Methods of Detecting Gene Expression

Understanding gene expression in cells is a vital process. Its uses involve detecting diseases such as cancer and Hodgkins, identifying cell death and reproduction, and profiling the distribution of proteins […]

FFPE Tissue Preparation Steps

Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded tissue samples, or FFPE tissue samples, are biopsied human tissue that are prepared for preservation and are exceptionally useful resources for studying, analyzing, and diagnosing various […]

The Process of Extracting RNA from Frozen Tissue

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is vital to life, being present everywhere – from carrying genetic information to the production of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). However, RNA is one of the most fragile […]

Liquid Biopsy and Cancer Detection

Detecting cancer in its early stages can help give doctors and patients options for treatments plans. Tissue biopsies involve physically extracting and analyzing parts of suspicious lumps or tissues to determine […]

Steps Involved in Genomic DNA Extraction

Genomic DNA, or gDNA, is the chromosomal DNA that encodes the genome of the organism, which includes all the biological information that is transferred to the next generation. It is […]

Detecting Viruses: ELISA and HPV

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a biochemical technique used in immunology to identify substances that portray antigenic properties that are present in a test subject’s bodily fluids. ELISA detects proteins […]

cDNA vs Genomic DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid, (DNA) is the molecule that carries the instructions for all aspects of an organism’s functions, from growth, to metabolism, to reproduction. In living organisms, most of the DNA […]

Tips for Successful In Situ Hybridization

ISH (in situ hybridization) is a technique used for detecting specific DNA and RNA sequences in a tissue sample by using a labeled RNA or DNA probe.  The labeled probe […]

FFPE DNA Damage and Extraction

FFPE DNA Damage Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are a very common source of archived tissue samples that have been used by pathologists for decades. It allows for a long-term, room temperature […]

ELISA Test Procedures

The enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a highly sensitive test that detects and measures antibodies, neurobiological analytes, cytokines and phosphorylated proteins in blood which are molecules of interest in […]

Why to Utilize PCR Purification

Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR is a technique used to amplify DNA. It was first developed in 1983 by Kary Mullis who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 […]

Visit Us At Midwest Association of Core Directors

We will be showcasing our products cfPure and AnaPrep. Come visit us for more details. Midwest Association of Core Directors Dates:  October 11th-13th Crowne Plaza – Chicago West Loop Chicago, IL

Isolation of Mitochondria from Cells and Tissues

As mitochondria are key to cellular health, it shouldn’t be surprising that an increasing number of human diseases are being traced back to these organelles.  This fact leads to an […]

Using NGS panels to sequence FFPE cancer tumor tissue 

Next generation DNA sequencing (AKA next gen sequencing, or NGS) is an enormously powerful tool for cancer research, with numerous companies such as Illumina, ArcherDx, Pillar BioSciences, and Accuragen developing […]

Cell-Free DNA and Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Worldwide cancer cases are expected to double by fifty percent from 2012 to 2030.   The […]

Cell Free DNA & Prenatal Testing

One of the most promising new developments in modern medicine has been the discovery of cell-free DNA (cfDNA). CfDNA is released into the bloodstream or other body fluids when cells […]

What Is FFPE Tissue And What Are Its Uses

“What is ffpe tissue?” If you are reading this article, you’re about to learn about one of the most powerful tools available to modern doctors and researchers. FFPE, which stands […]

Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods 

Nucleic acid extraction methods are key to molecular biology, and are routinely utilized in many applications in both medical and biological sciences.  Nucleic acids were first extracted in 1869 by […]

FFPE vs Frozen Tissue Samples 

FFPE vs frozen tissue will be explored in this article. Medical research on cancer and other diseases requires access to unique tools and materials – including specimens to study.  For […]

Visit Us At AACR 2017 Annual Meeting!

We will be showcasing our newest product cfPure™ at AACR this year. Come visit us for more details. Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Exhibit Dates: April 2 […]