Learn from industry experts as they take on life science challenges ranging from designing agrigenomic applications to enhance food quality and improve productivity to developing and manufacturing mission critical components to support human healthcare.

Tools and partnerships for sustainably increasing rice production

Improving rice to withstand diseases, climate-related stresses and reduced inputs will contribute to food security and socio-economic benefits worldwide. Breeding for yield and resilience can be more efficient with molecular markers. This Webinar describes how partnerships were developed between academics, public sector rice breeders and a biotechnology company to develop, utilise and promote new molecular marker tools for rice.

Needle in a haystack - Detecting low levels of viral RNA in plant tissues

In this webinar, our expert speaker will share his approach for screening large numbers of samples for relevant viruses in a single workflow - including LGC Biosearch Technologies’ HybCap technology in conjunction with NGS - to develop broad-spectrum, high-throughput virus screening in horticultural crops.

Optimising DNA purification in plants for next generation sequencing applications

DNA purification is a key step in producing high-quality nucleic acids suitable for next generation sequencing (NGS) and a range of other downstream molecular genotyping techniques. Although NGS approaches are now commonly used in plant breeding programmes, the vast number of diverse plant species and their highly varied characteristics still make it difficult to purify DNA at the quality and scale required. LGC, Biosearch Technologies works with challenging plant sample types alongside customers as well as within our service labs to develop off-the-shelf and custom sbeadex™ purification workflows in tandem with our high-throughput extraction platform.

Application of Advanced genomics tools in aquaculture breeding programmes

Our changing climate and growing population challenge the world’s food supply, especially in aquaculture, which is more prone to problems associated with climatic variability. Innovative scientists are turning to advanced genomic tools to enhance the production efficiency, sustainability, product quality and profitability of aquaculture. They’re partnering with LGC, Biosearch Technologies to help optimise their workflows for maximum genetic gain using a modern agrigenomic approach.

Celebrating advances in agrigenomics with “SuperSheroes”: women scientists using technology to seed global change

In the COVID-19 era, maintaining food security and agriculture supply chain resilience have never been more critical, as are the technology choices to address these challenges. In this webinar, the spotlight is on three “SuperSheroes,” women scientists who are seeding global change in agriculture by championing modern genomics that promote sustainability, efficiency, and optimal breeding workflows.

KASP technology accelerates rice improvement in South Asia

Global rice production is increasing but there is diversity in productivity across Asia, with some regions suffering yield losses from disease, adverse weather and insufficient irrigation.There is opportunity for breeders to improve both abiotic and biotic stress response with an optimised approach for their varieties in the region.

Targeted genotyping by sequencing in routine breeding; a pragmatic application and process flow

Topics covered

  1. Criteria for successful application of GBS in breeding programs.
  2. Comparison of SeqSNP with existing targeted genotyping by sequencing technologies.
  3. Flexibility in marker numbers in probe library design.
  4. The balance between outsourcing to access technologies versus capital investment.

Genotyping by sequencing for novel SNP discovery with less common genomes

This panel discussion covers the applications of targeted genotyping by sequencing, a useful approach for species where little or no genetic information is available.

How to avoid costly pitfalls of assay scale up

A multi-disciplinary panel of R&D scientists covering the entire scope of assay design and development, and a POCT regulatory approval expert discuss the many issues assay designers face when scaling up to commercialisation. Learn how to avoid the costly pitfalls that each aspect of the process can present and find out more about the regulatory approval journey for POCT assays in cartridges.

IVDR: Understanding the transitional provision

As the countdown begins to the EU IVDR date of application, are you aware of which requirements will apply to all devices starting May 2022, and what products are impacted by the updated transitional arrangements?

Fighting antimicrobial resistance in sexually transmitted infections with targeted diagnostics

In this webinar, three experts in their fields discuss how they were able to combine their expertise to deliver a resistance-guided therapy approach for the successful treatment and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly in Mycoplasma genitalium.

Laboratory Industry Evolution: A Time of Transition and Transformation

In this webinar, Jane Hermansen, outreach and network development manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, will discuss how laboratory professionals have learned, grown and used the experience of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and technology to create better laboratories for the future.

A lesson from COVID-19 on the dangers of using Cq to quantify nucleic acids

Panel discussion on lessons learned from the pandemic to improve SARS-CoV-2 measurements and promote reproducibility across labs worldwide.

Collaborating for effective genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Watch this on-demand panel discussion to see how open, global collaboration among scientists enabled continuous evolution of PCR assays for accurate detection of emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations.

The impact of IVDR on the future of LDTs and the Clinical Diagnostics market

Fourth panel discussion in a series to help you develop an action plan

Commercial readiness in light of IVDR

Third panel discussion in a series to help you develop an action plan

Getting ready for IVDR

This panel discussion will help you develop an action plan to prepare for IVDR.

Case Study: Deployment of High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing at UC Davis

Diverse components of the UC Davis campus have been mobilized to deploy HTP testing to provide a safe working environment and keep the pandemic under control. These efforts are being integrated with the Healthy Davis Together initiative, which is providing free testing for everyone in the City of Davis. The goal is to provide at least weekly testing combined with more frequent strategic testing. This requires rapid data analysis software that minimizes the time needed to accurately call, certify, and return results.

IVDR in light of the COVID pandemic: the near future of in vitro diagnostic testing

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus. In particular, the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) market experienced a dynamic never seen before: SARS-CoV-2 tests were developed at a record-breaking pace amid global supply shortages as labs struggled to keep up with unprecedented demand.

[Panel discussion] How to establish COVID-19 diagnostics and keep up with demand

To get a grip on this COVID-19 outbreak and flatten the curve of infection, extensive diagnostic testing is crucial. With the rapid increase in testing volume and the subsequent shortages on tests and components, ensuring adequate COVID-19 diagnostics has presented a real-life challenge for laboratories.

Rapid Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak: How Collaboration Meets the Challenge

As the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, makes headlines on a daily basis, molecular diagnostic firms are rapidly responding by developing tests that assist in diagnosing the disease and support outbreak control.

Development of a Novel Multiplex Assay: A Partnership Case Study

This webinar will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.