DNA amplification News

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces New SureDirect Blood PCR Kit

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the new SureDirect Blood PCR Kit for amplification of DNA directly from blood and blood derivatives, without the need for nucleic acid extraction and isolation. This kit simplifies the DNA amplification workflow and decreases turn-around time by enabling PCR (polymerase chain reaction) directly from fresh, frozen and dried blood, as well as ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Waterborne Amoeba Causes Third Death this Summer

    Today, CNN reported that the death of a teenager in Brevard County, Florida, has been linked to Naegleria fowleri. This is the third death linked to the waterborne amoeba this year. It is believed that the amoeba entered the teen’s body when she swam in a nearby river. The other two confirmed cases this year occurred in Louisiana and Virginia. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Neti Pots Linked to Deaths Caused by Waterborne Amoeba Naegleria Fowleri

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is warning people against using tap water in neti pots due to a serious health risk, reports MSNBC. Nasal-irrigation devices, called neti pots, are implicated in two deaths in Louisiana caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which rapidly destroys brain tissue. Health officials believe that the two recent victims filled neti pots with tap water ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Parasitic Amoeba in Minnesota Lake Kills 9-Year-Old Boy

    The Daily News reports that a 9-year-old boy has died from a rare brain infection two days after swimming in Minnesota’s Lily Lake. The same rare brain infection also killed a 7-year-old girl in the summer of 2010 after she swam in Lily Lake as well. Health officials believe the deaths were caused by a parasitic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri in the lake’s water. The 36-acre lake ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Deadly Amoeba Naegleria fowleri Found in Louisiana Tap Water

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Naegleria fowleri, has been detected in the Louisiana homes of two people who died in 2011 from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. The two victims reportedly fell ill after clearing their nasal passages with neti pots containing salt water. Health teams inspected the victim’s homes to test water samples for Naegleria fowleri, but in both cases their ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • World Hepatitis Day – Analytik Jena’s detection kits and instruments help identify the disease

    World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the disease worldwide and to provide information about the risks and the options for protection and treatment for hepatitis infections. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “Find the Missing Millions.” Approximately 300 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B and C. ...

  • World Hepatitis Day

    Jena, Germany, July 28, 2018 — World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the disease worldwide and to provide information about the risks and the options for protection and treatment for hepatitis infections. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “Find the Missing Millions.” Approximately 300 million people ...

  • Fast and accurate testing of water quality: Research of German ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG state-aided

    The research and development conducted by inge watertechnologies AG within the 'AQUASens' project, receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung-BMBF). In cooperation with Siemens AG, FRIZ Biochem Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik GmbH, the Institut for Waterchemistry and Chemical Balneology of the Technical University of ...


    By inge GmbH part of BASF

  • ChunLab purchases Irys System for whole genome mapping

    BioNano Genomics Signs Two New Distributors For The Asia-Pacific Region And Announces First Irys System Placement In Korea To ChunLab Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact ...


    By ChunLab, Inc.

  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Thermo Fisher Scientific for its Superiority in the Global Biobanking Products, Services and Solutions Market

    Based on its recent analysis of the integrated biobanking solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, with the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. Thermo Fisher is the world's largest provider of biobanking products, services and solutions, enabling its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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