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Introducing the Absolute Q Digital PCR System

Genomics Core has recently acquired the cutting-edge Absolute Q Digital PCR system, marking a significant advancement in our research capabilities. The addition of this state-of-the-art technology will revolutionize our ability to analyze and quantify nucleic acids with unparalleled precision and sensitivity. The Absolute Q Digital PCR system utilizes innovative digital PCR technology, enabling us to accurately detect and quantify rare mutations, copy number variations, and gene expression levels in a wide range of biological samples.

A comprehensive training session on the Absolute Q Digital PCR system will be held on June 20th. This training session aims to familiarize users with the instrument's operation, data analysis software, and best practices for experimental design and optimization.

Training Details:
09:30AM-10:30AM (RES-124) - Wet Lab Demo 
10:30AM-12:00PM (RES-326) - Lecture 
12:00PM-12:30PM  (RES-124) - Data Analysis 

Coffee & Learn: 10X Instrument Launch for Single Cell and Spatial Genomics 

Join us (register here) for an exclusive learn event organized by the Genomics Core in collaboration with 10x Genomics, where we will highlight our recent acquisitions—the Chromium X Series and Visium CytAssist. This event, scheduled for June 22 at 10AM in RES-326, offers a unique opportunity to explore the cutting-edge technologies that are transforming genomics research.

With the Chromium X Series, we delve into the world of single-cell genomics, unraveling cellular complexities with unprecedented resolution. Additionally, we introduce the Visium CytAssist, enabling spatial genomics to study tissue samples in their native context. Engage in keynote presentations, live demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities to discover how these powerful tools can advance your research. Don't miss out on this exciting event that holds the promise of unlocking new frontiers in genomics.

Unlocking New Possibilities: Introducing the KingFisher Duo Prime System

Introducing an automated nucleic acid purification platform in the Genomics Core - KingFisher Duo Prime System. This state-of-the-art technology enables efficient extraction of DNA and RNA from various sample types with high purity and yield, streamlining workflows and reducing contamination risks. The system's versatility and automation capabilities enhance research capabilities, allowing for increased sample throughput and improved efficiency.

A comprehensive training session is scheduled for June 21st to equip researchers with the necessary skills to maximize the potential of the KingFisher Duo Prime System.

Training Details:
2:30PM-4:00PM (RES-326) - Lecture 
4:00PM-4:30PM (RES-126) - Instrument Dry Demo 

Axioscan 7 Training: RSVP Now!

Microscopy & Histology Core is excited to announce an upcoming training session for the Axioscan 7. This cutting-edge slide scanning system is set to revolutionize the field of microscopy, and we invite you to join us for an in-depth training session.

Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Remote option available
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Histology adds new Tissue Processor

The Histology Core has recently enhanced its tissue processing capabilities by acquiring the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor. The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI system leverages advanced infiltration techniques and vacuum technology to optimize and streamline the tissue processing workflow. With this tissue processor, the Core can achieve rapid and efficient tissue infiltration, ensuring uniform distribution of processing reagents throughout the sample. The vacuum infiltration process improves the penetration of reagents into the tissue, resulting in improved quality and consistency of the processed samples. This advanced technology also offers enhanced control over processing parameters, allowing for precise customization based on the specific tissue types and experimental requirements. HSC researchers can now benefit from improved tissue quality, accelerated processing times, and increased reproducibility while obtaining higher-quality tissue samples enabling more accurate and reliable downstream analyses.

Read more about the system here.