Exhibitor Profiles

Springer

  • One of the world’s largest publisher of journals in the STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) sector, the largest publisher of STM books
  • Over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new book titles every year; backlist of more than 40,000 titles
  • 6 main publishing fields: science, medicine, business, technology, architecture, and transport
  • Around 60 publishing houses in about 20 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA
  • eBook Collection with more than 20,000 titles available on www.springerlink.com

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RTS Life Science

RTS provides automated storage and fractionation technologies to the pharmaceutical, biobanking and biotech sectors. From large scale stores to modular units, we offer a range of storage solutions for chemical and biological samples. Our blood fractionation technology provides fully and semi-automated solutions for blood fractionation.

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GenoLogics

GenoLogics develops software products and services designed for life sciences research; specifically we provide scientific data management systems (SDMS) and lab information management (LIMS) solutions for life sciences research labs. Our holistic integrating solutions can be implemented across multiple labs and many sciences, and can be used to support translational medicine and systems biology initiatives. We offer a combination of professional services, application-purposed modules for various sciences, and a robust LIMS/IT platform.

GenoLogics partners with best-in-class vendors to provide its customers with ‘vision-enabling’ integrated solutions that are open, rather than proprietary. GenoLogics adds value through its partnerships with a wide variety of vendors.

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Illumina

Illumina® is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of next-generation tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function. From Solexa® Sequencing to BeadArray™ to VeraCode™, we provide industry-leading technologies that serve the DNA sequencing, SNP genotyping, and gene expression markets at a scale and cost that moves research forward faster.

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Shimadzu biotech

Shimadzu is a world leader in the design and manufacture of products and services within a broad range of fields including bioresearch. Their commitment to the philosophy of “contributing to Society through Science and Technology” forms their common managing concept throughout the world: “Solutions for Science since 1875”. Instruments for analysis and measurement in industry and research, environmental testing and other bio-related equipment.

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Caliper Life Sciences

Caliper Life Sciences is a leading provider of drug discovery and life sciences research solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With its acquisitions of NovaScreen Biosciences and Xenogen Corporation, Caliper has positioned itself to transform drug discovery and development through a keen focus on clinically relevant experimentation. Caliper’s products and services, assembled from a leading portfolio of microfluidics, liquid handling, and imaging technologies, span in vitro and in vivo experimentation and address key issues on the critical path of drug discovery and development. More information about Caliper can be found at www.caliperLS.com.

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Deerac Fluidics

Deerac Fluidics provides the Equator™ low-volume, high-speed liquid handling systems for miniaturizing genomics assays. The Equator systems are based on Deerac’s proprietary spot-on™ dispensing technology and provide a number of unique features

  • Rapid dispense of reagents (<20 sec for 384 wells)
  • Wide range of dispense volumes (0.05 μL to 20 μL)
  • Ability to dispense across a broad range of reagent viscosities

The Equator systems provide low dead volume dispensing from a wide range of reservoirs designed to minimize consumption of valuable reagents.

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Stretton Scientific

Stretton Scientific is a UK distributor bringing together complementary technologies focusing on genomics.

Specifically, we supply the high end tissue scanning system, Ariol, from Applied Imaging for the brightfield and fluorescent quantification of biomarkers. The system is currently utilised by both the Institute of Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK, amongst others, for high throughput fluorescent TMA studies.

This coupled with our unique reusable custom oligo arrays from Combimatrix, high resolution array scanning instrumentation from Innopsys and FISH consumables from Kreatech are providing powerful tools to the research community.

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Operon Biotechnologies GmbH

Operon Biotechnologies is a global market leader in high-throughput synthesis, serving scientists in academic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development. Through our production facilities in the US, Germany, and Japan as well as distributors worldwide, Operon provides a wide range of quality DNA oligonucleotides, Array Ready Oligo Sets (AROS™) and pre-printed microarrays (OpArray™). Since its inception in 1986, Operon has been driven by incomparable customer service and reliable delivery of quality products. Operon employs advanced synthesis technologies and consistently pursues unique innovations to maintain the highest level of excellence in both products and support.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling you to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual sales of more than $9 billion and 30,000 staff, we serve over 350,000 customers worldwide within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. With two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions.

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Agilent Technologies UK Ltd

Visit Agilent Technologies at booth 23 and speak to our experts; we are a leading supplier of life science research systems that enable scientists to understand complex biological processes, determine disease mechanisms and speed drug discovery. Engineered for sensitivity, reproducibility and workflow productivity, Agilent’s integrated biology solutions include instrumentation microfluidics, software, microarrays, consumables and services for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications.

Key products include: whole genome and custom microarrays, scanners; HPLC, LC/MS/MS and HPLC-Chip/MS; ion trap, triple quadrupole, quadrupole time of flight and TOF mass spectrometers; lab-on-a-chip products; reagents; and data analysis software.

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Eurogentec

Eurogentec is a leading supplier in genomic and proteomic research and a provider of research and development services for the biopharmaceutical industry. We can be your partner from the research bench through to production.

Eurogentec is specialised in oligo synthesis, oligos for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD), Real-Time qPCR, microRNA, siRNA, DNA MicroArray services and kits and consumables but also in the design of peptides, either for antibody production or bioactive peptide purposes and antibody production in a wide range of animal models as well as Peptide-, Antibody- and ProteinArrays.

Eurogentec is also a full-service CMO delivering research, development and production services for cGMP clinical batch manufacturing.

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T.I.G International

We are a 30 years old company, manufacturing and supplying high quality, Heath care instruments, which are sold under our name, in more than 35 countries of the world. We offer a wide range of over 12,000 different types of instruments, literally covering all aspects of human surgery.

T.I.G International is ISO 9001:2000 certified, CE mark and GMP approved.

We dedicate our success to our fair and honest policies, to our spirit of innovation, to the closest relationship that we establish with our clients and to our firm adherence to total professionalism in all areas of business. Our customers and the members of our team are our best asset and we do our best to safeguard their interest.

Our mission is to produce the best quality, life saving, medical instruments for the surgeons and thus to contribute in their efforts to save precious lives. We shall be honored to know your comments about our company, products and services.

Feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Science/AAAS

Science magazine is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Founded in 1880 by Thomas Edison, Science ranks as the world’s leading scientific journal, with over 130,000 subscribers. Each week, Science provides the best in peer-reviewed original research, scientific research articles and reports, commentaries on recent news and events — a unique perspective on what’s happening in the world of science, across all disciplines.

Since its founding in 1848, AAAS has become the world’s largest multidisciplinary society and the leading international voice for the advancement of science. Its mission is to “advance science and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people”. AAAS programs in such areas as science, education, policy, and international cooperation have gained worldwide recognition.

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Metabion

MetaBIOn offers DNA oligonucleotides, RNA, peptides, antibodies, dNTPs, enzymes, DNA markers, DNA / RNA purification kits and much more.

For a consistently high quality standard, metaBIOn’s oligo production is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 regulations, allowing a strict quality control at every synthesis and purification step, assuring permanent and constant high quality products finally leading to the customer’s benefit.

For quantitative PCR experiments metaBIOn offers “tailor made” real-time PCR probes for every real-time cycler on the market. As one of only six companies worldwide metaBIOn is officially licensed to produce LightCycler™ probes for Roche’s LightCycler™ machines.

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ECACC

The European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) is a long established global supplier of cell lines and DNA products. These include an extensive Human Genetic Collection comprising of more than 25,000 lymphoblastoid cell lines representing 800 different genetic disorders available as cell lines or purified DNA and ready-to-use Human Random Control (HRC), ethnic diversity and non human primate DNA panels. To complement these products ECACC offers comprehensive support services. These include DNA extraction directly from blood, the processing of blood samples for EBV lymphoblastoid cell line generation and the culture and expansion of cell lines for the extraction of DNA or RNA under standard or client-specified conditions. Automated DNA extraction and processing systems enable us to provide high quality, reproducible DNA in customised formats.

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Roche

Roche Applied Science provides advanced systems, instruments, and reagents to support diverse applications in life science research. Products include innovative instrument platforms such as the LightCycler® System, utilized in hundreds of laboratories for quantitative PCR and real-time, online detection of nucleic acids in biological research samples. Featuring outstanding application versatility, the plate-based LightCycler® 480 Instrument was recently developed for medium- and high-throughput real-time PCR. The Genome Sequencer FLX System is the second generation of ultra-fast sequencing technology, providing the flexibility to address a broad range of applications to accelerate research in an unprecedented manner for many fields. With its unique blend of long read lengths and vast individual read numbers our customers find it fantastic for assembling complex genomic jigsaws. This system also has an individual read accuracy that can although detection of mutations within populations to a level of below 1%. Having applications in the detection of mutations within viral populations (eg HIV) but also within tumour biology and of course metagenomics. The unique length of our reads can also allow the detection of splice variants within transcriptomes giving you the power to not only find these but quantify them. To hear more about this fantastic machine, how it can help your research, and how you get your hands on it please come to our booth or book in to our technical seminar.

Learn more about these and other innovative products at www.roche-applied-science.com.

LIGHTCYCLER is a trademark of Roche.
GENOME SEQUENCER is a trademark of 454 Life Sciences Corporation, Branford, CT, USA.

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GeneGo

GeneGo is a leading provider of data analysis solutions in systems biology. Our tools and databases help to capture and define the underlying biology behind different types of high-throughput experimental data and understand the effects of small molecule drug compounds in human tissues. We provide solutions for a full range of applications in life science research and drug development, from pre-clinical discovery and NCE applications to clinical trials, covering all aspects of biology and chemistry.

http://www.genego.com

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Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading player in the Life Sciences supply industry that specializes in the development, production and distribution of solutions enabling the discovery of pharmaceutical substances, as well as for genomics, proteomics, and diagnostics. Through its subsidiary REMP (www.remp.com) Tecan is a leading supplier of compound and sample storage, managerial and logistic solutions. Tecan clients are leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments and diagnostic laboratories. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries.

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Genetix

Genetix delivers the competitive edge in cell identification and selection from discovery to diagnosis.

Genetix technologies are bringing new efficiencies to biotherapeutic research from target discovery through to clinical diagnosis. We offer the latest technologies for cell screening and selection, genetic testing and cancer pathology, protein science, microarraying, cell and liquid dispensing and a host of related reagents and consumables. We continually deliver technological breakthroughs to increase our customers’ productivity and success.

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Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter is committed to offering innovative, simplified, automated solutions for systems biology that eliminate process bottlenecks in research. GenomeLab is a family of solutions with the ultimate goal of identifying disease targets for therapy. GenomeLab employs Beckman Coulter’s strengths in lab automation, capillary electrophoresis, HPLC, centrifugation and flow cytometry to provide solutions all along the genetic analysis pathway. Beckman Coulter will be highlighting two new products. The PARADIGM detection platform, a unique cartridge design delivering flexibility to meet changing application needs and the BioRAPTR workstation, an automated, non-contact low volume dispenser for a wide range of microplate formats.

For applications involving high throughput processing, Whatman offers multiwell filter plates in a variety of well formats and volumes. And for large sampling studies, customised collection devices can also be developed.

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Eppendorf UK Limited

Eppendorf is a global leader in the development and manufacture of laboratory equipment and associated consumables. These include liquid handling instruments, centrifugation equipment and systems for PCR, cell technology and microarrays. Our products are used by researchers in life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories worldwide.

Visit our stand between 17th – 19th March where our team of Product Specialists will be on hand for impartial and expert advice, giving you an opportunity to view our latest products close up. Products on display will include: PC-controlled versions of our range of epMotion automated pipetting systems, Mastercycler ep realplex real-time PCR cycler our range of specialist micromanipulation equipment.

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Integrated DNA Technologies

Serving the areas of academic research, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics and pharmaceutical development, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is a major force in advancing biotechnology research both as a leading supplier of custom oligonucleotides and a developer of innovative new biotechnologies. IDT products support PCR, ddRNAi, cloning, gene construction, DNA sequencing, DNA amplification, SNP detection, microarray analysis, RNAi, gene quantification, and functional genomics.

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LECO Instruments

Since 1936 industries around the world have trusted LECO to deliver technologically advanced analytical instrument solutions. LECO has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering the Pegasus HT GC-TOF/MS, Pegasus 4D GCxGC-TOF/MS, Unique LC-TOF/MS & now the benchtop TrueTOF GC (EI/CI)-TOFMS.

Our robust systems offer the combination of high throughput sample analysis whilst acquiring full mass range spectra using Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (TOFMS). Additionally, LECO’s ChromaTOF® software uses powerful deconvolution technology with automatic peak find and data processing.

LECO’s instruments provide revolutionary Time-Compressed Chromatography with Automated Peak Find and True Signal Deconvolution resulting in a complete & comprehensive solution for your analytical needs.

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PolyQuant GmbH

PolyQuant offers cost-effective products and services for the rapid multiplex quantification of proteins. Identify the absolute amounts of proteins from virtually any source, e.g. from blood serum to cell culture.

With QconCAT, PolyQuant has developed a new technology for large-scale quantitative proteomics. The QconCAT service provides high quality data on large sets of proteins. The quantification is performed at PolyQuant, liberating your scientific resources. We will assist and advice you as required from the first planning stage to the flawless execution, documentation and postprocessing. The integration of the resulting data into your workflow is seamless and highly customizable.

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Q Chip Ltd

Q Chip Ltd has developed a novel micro fluidics-based technology for the production of highly mono disperses polymer beads which allows the synthesis of beads with unprecedented accuracy and reproducibility, (typically <1% C.V in size distribution). Using this technology Q Chip has developed a range of enhanced formulation reagents for PCR applications called ReaX. These essentially de-skill PCR reaction set-up but also standardize the reaction. This means that even untrained operators can set up a PCR reaction in any thermal cycler and get highly reproducible results. ReaX is available as ReaX Mastermix beads or as a ReaX custom bead service.

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PolyQuant GmbH

PolyQuant offers cost-effective products and services for the rapid multiplex quantification of proteins. Identify the absolute amounts of proteins from virtually any source, e.g. from blood serum to cell culture.

With QconCAT, PolyQuant has developed a new technology for large-scale quantitative proteomics. The QconCAT service provides high quality data on large sets of proteins. The quantification is performed at PolyQuant, liberating your scientific resources. We will assist and advice you as required from the first planning stage to the flawless execution, documentation and postprocessing. The integration of the resulting data into your workflow is seamless and highly customizable.

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The University of Manchester Incubator Company Limited (UMIC)

The University of Manchester Incubator Company Limited (UMIC) is the University’s incubator facilities management and business management company for its growing portfolio of Incubators. UMIC’s bioscience Incubators include the successful Manchester Bioscience Incubator and the new Core Technology Facility (CTF) which was opened officially by Lord Sainsbury in June 2006. The CTF also contains outstanding conferencing and meeting facilities, which are available on a booking basis.

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The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP)

The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP) is the managing agent of The University of Manchester for intellectual property (IP) commercialisation. UMIP’s Biomedica Team is responsible for identifying, protecting and commercialising the University’s biomedical IP. The team comprises eight professionals who manage biotechnology business development projects, and act as an interface with biotechnology companies and investors to license biotechnology, create and fund spin-out companies and secure mutually beneficial industrial collaborations.

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University of Liverpool – Business Gateway

The University of Liverpool has an unrivalled portfolio of life science and related expertise ranging from infectious disease and veterinary science to biomaterials and bio-nanotechnology, it is affiliated to the internationally recognised Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Over £50 M of research projects were undertaken in the last 12 months.

Business Gateway is dedicated to developing relationships with businesses and other external organisations wishing to benefit from the University’s expertise and extensive range of facilities and services. It is the single point of entry for anyone with a business related enquiry.

http://www.liv.ac.uk/businessgateway

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Science AAAS

Science magazine is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Founded in 1880 by Thomas Edison, Science ranks as the world’s leading scientific journal, with over 130,000 subscribers. Each week, Science provides the best in peer-reviewed original research, scientific research articles and reports, commentaries on recent news and events — a unique perspective on what’s happening in the world of science, across all disciplines.

Since its founding in 1848, AAAS has become the world’s largest multidisciplinary society and the leading international voice for the advancement of science. Its mission is to “advance science and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people”. AAAS programs in such areas as science, education, policy, and international cooperation have gained worldwide recognition.

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NaCTeM

The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) provides text mining services and tools for the UK academic community. Our software tools and services allow researchers to apply text mining techniques to challenges in their areas of interest. We also maintain an inventory of best-of-breed software and linking to resources, such as annotated corpora, ontologies, terminologies and grammars.

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Wellcome

The Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Meetings Programmes at Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

The Wellcome Trust is an independent biomedical research charity supporting human and animal health.

The Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses programme offers advanced practical training in the latest laboratory-based biomedical research techniques, data analysis methods and bioinformatics tools to PhD students, post-docs and clinicians. For further information please visit www.wellcome.ac.uk/advancedcourses.

The Wellcome Trust Meetings Programme offers a series of scientific conferences, meetings and training workshops. These enable researchers to disseminate knowledge, discuss latest research findings, update their skills and interact with others in their field. The calendar of events and details of the venue can be viewed at www.wtconference.org.uk.

Both programmes are based in bespoke facilities at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, home of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute.

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Qiagen

QIAGEN is the worldwide leading provider of sample and assay technologies for life sciences, applied testing and molecular diagnostics. QIAGEN’s products are considered standards in areas such as pre-analytical sample preparation and assay solutions. QIAGEN offers the broadest portfolio of molecular diagnostic assays for infectious diseases including the only test for human papillomavirus, which has both FDA and CE-approvals. QIAGEN has developed a comprehensive portfolio of more than 500 proprietary, consumable products and automated solutions for sample collection, nucleic acid and protein handling, separation, purification, open and target specific assays.

Both programmes are based in bespoke facilities at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, home of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute.

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EMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI is the hub of bioinformatics in Europe. It is the European node for globally co-ordinated efforts to collect, store and curate the enormous amount of biological data being generated by the high-throughput revolution, also to educate scientists about the resources and user support available.

Using cutting edge technology EMBL-EBI are able to develop and maintain the world’s most comprehensive range of databases for molecular biologists – ranging from comprehensive collections of nucleotide and protein sequence data to more systems-orientated resources. At Genomes to Systems we are highlighting four of our main data resources and will have information available about many others:

  • Browsing genomes with Ensemble
  • Array Express: a public repository for microarray data
  • Data resources for proteomics
  • Reactome: a curated knowledgebase of biological pathways

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Ariadne

Ariadne creates software to serve the emerging research areas of systems biology for Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and basic biomedical research. Ariadne Pathway Studio software provides an innovative solution to gene expression studies, analyzing data in reference to protein relationships, pathways and pathway components.

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