Blog: Wildfire Upgrade Shaves a Day From the Workflow, Cuts Price of Next Generation Sequencing by 50%, and Maintains Highest Accuracy for 5500 Series Genetic Analyzers

5500xl W Genetic Analyzer

Now with the Wildfire Upgrade, 5500 Series Genetic Analyzers - are transformed into the most affordable, flexible and accurate optical-based system in the next generation sequencing marketplace...Read More

Date Posted: 05/31/12

Blog: Life Technologies and OpGen Sign Collaborative Agreement to Leverage Ion Torrent and Whole Genome Mapping Technologies

Companies to develop improved microbial analysis and surveillance systems for public health and infectious disease markets

Life Technologies Corporation and OpGen, Inc. - a commercial stage whole genome analysis company, today announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to develop systems, technologies and applications intended to improve the management and surveillance of microbial outbreaks in the public health and infectious disease markets.Read More

Date Posted: 05/30/12

Blog: Life Technologies Goes to AGBT - Feb. 24-27

Life Technologies heads to Marco Island, Florida for the 11th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting. The AGBT meeting is now widely regarded as the premier scientific forum for capturing information about the latest advances in new DNA sequencing technologies and their applications to diverse areas in biology and biomedical research.Read More

Date Posted: 02/22/10

Blog: Al Gore Congratulates Life Technologies in BIO 2010 Keynote Address

Former vice president of the United States Al Gore congratulated Life Technologies for its sequencing efforts during his keynote address at the 2010 BIO International Convention at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Ill on Wednesday. Read More

Date Posted: 05/05/10

Blog: Life Technologies Streamlines DNA Sequencing with New Reagent Kit

Ease-of-use and fewer steps decrease errors, significantly improving laboratory efficiencies

Life Technologies Corporation today announced the commercial availability of its newest advancement in capillary electrophoresis (CE) sequencing reagents with the BigDye® Direct Cycle Sequencing Kit. The kit, to be used with the company’s portfolio of Applied Biosystems™ Genetic Analyzers, simplifies the Sanger sequencing workflow by combining post-PCR cleanup and cycle sequencing into a single step and allows reads as close as one base from the primer using POP-7™ polymer.Read More

Date Posted: 03/07/11

Blog: Mark Stevenson on Sequencing at the Tipping Point

Last week Life Technologies hosted the first annual Sequencing at the Tipping Point conference in San Diego. Mark Stevenson offers his thoughts on the meeting.Read More

Date Posted: 12/10/10

Blog: West Coast Represents for DNA Sequencing

This week, California is center-stage in the DNA sequencing world. As we noted yesterday, the Human Genomics – The Next 10 Years conference is occurring in La Jolla, near San Diego, and up the road in San Francisco, the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference is starting today.Read More

Date Posted: 02/23/11

Blog: Alan Williams explains Ion AmpliSeq™ Custom Panels and Ion AmpliSeq™ Designer

Ion AmpliSeq™

Ion Torrent VP of Software and Informatics Alan Williams - explains the new Ion AmpliSeq™ Custom Panels and the Ion AmpliSeq™Designer website, which lets anyone quickly and easily design the panels.Read More

Date Posted: 05/25/12

Photo: Greg Lucier Talks with CNBC's Power Lunch Live From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Greg Lucier speaks with CNBC's Power Lunch from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on the Personal Genome Machine, Sequencing and the future of personalized medicine.Read More

Date Posted: 01/11/11

Video: DNA Decoded on the Ion Bus in Times Square on April 25

Mobile DNA sequencing

Get on the Bus - The New York Genome Center and Life Technologies are co-sponsoring a public education event around genomics and sequencing technology in Times Square April 25. Activities will include live DNA sequencing.Read More

Date Posted: 04/23/12