Dedicated to advances in single-cell research the Summer 2010 issue of IFC
Application Hotspot includes two pioneering customer application studies, a
recorded video interview with the Genome Insitute of Singapore and a new single-cell
gene expression protocol.
The first application study reports on how resolution of cell fate decisions
can be revealed by single-cell gene expression analysis from zygote to blastocyst.
Using Dynamic Array™ Integrated Fluidic Circuits (IFCs), and the mouse
preimplantation embryo as a model, scientists from Genome Institute of Singapore
applied single-cell analysis to study the expression dynamics of 48 genes across
mutliple developmental time points. The described work illustrates the power
of single-cell expression analysis to provide insight into developmental mechanisms.
The second application study describes how using Dynamic Array™ IFCs,
scientists at Keio University analysed the expression of various cadherin genes
in long-term hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and subpopulations of the HSCs
isolated from the endosteum to better understand cadherin function as it relates
to HSC-niche interactions.
Dr Paul Robson, of the Genome Institute of Singapore, discusses in a video
interview, his latest research on single-cell expression data which is crucial
for a detailed molecular understanding of mammalian development from fertilization
to embryo implantation. His research has direct impact on clinical applications
in the areas of regenerative medicine and assisted reproduction.
IFC Application Hotspot is your quick source for the latest news on how integrated
fluidic circuits (IFCs) are enabling ground breaking advances in life science
research. In each edition - Fluidigm report upon new products, applications
innovations, and customer advances using revolutionary IFC technology.
Fluidigm develops, manufactures and markets proprietary Integrated Fluidic
Circuit (IFC) systems that significantly improve productivity in life science
research. Fluidigm's IFCs enable the simultaneous performance of thousands of
sophisticated biochemical measurements in extremely minute volumes. These "integrated
circuits for biology" are made possible by miniaturising and integrating
liquid handling components on a single microfluidic device. Fluidigm's systems,
consisting of instrumentation, software and single-use chips, increase throughput,
decrease costs and enhance sensitivity compared to conventional laboratory systems.
For more information a recorded webinar 'Fluidigm Single-Cell Gene Expression
Profiling (www.fluidigm.com/pr/single-cell-webinar.html) allows you to listen
to researchers describing their latest stem and cancer cell findings using Fluidigm