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Bioo Scientific recently launched the NEXTflex™ BRCA1 and BRCA2 Amplicon Panel for FFPE Illumina-Compatible Sequencing, for the detection of clinically relevant somatic mutations in DNA isolated from FFPE samples, to facilitate variant discovery and confirmation. This kit is a cost-effective, optimized... - June 16, 2016
Bioo Scientific has released the MaxSignal® MQCA ELISA Test Kit, which is a sensitive and rapid quantitative ELISA optimized for the screening of Methyl-3-quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid (MQCA) in duck, chicken, and pork, to limits of 1 ppb. - May 19, 2016
Bioo Scientific recently released the MycoFlow™ Total Aflatoxin Strip Test Kit for the rapid detection of total aflatoxin in matrices including corn products, grains, soy, and nuts. This strip test kit features a detection limit of 20 ppb and a fast 5 minute protocol. - May 11, 2016
Bioo Scientific has released a new screening method, the MaxSignal® Ethoxyquin ELISA Test Kit to test fishmeal, fish, shrimp, feed and meat for ethoxyquin (EQ) residues. - March 19, 2016
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. patent US9255291 entitled Oligonucleotide ligation, barcoding and methods and compositions for improving data quality and throughput using massively parallel sequencing to Bioo Scientific. - March 17, 2016
Bioo Scientific has been recertified for another three years under the international ISO 9001:2008 standard (ISO CI#: SARA-2009-CA-0114-A). - January 21, 2016
Colistin resistance likely emerged after the drug was overused in farm animals. Colistin is intended to be used by physicians as a drug of last resort to treat Gram-negative superbug infections, but has been overused in agriculture. Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Colistin ELISA Test Kit is the only commercially available ELISA optimized for the screening of colistin in poultry and other meat samples and eggs, to prevent the spread of colistin resistance by keeping colistin out of the food supply. - November 25, 2015
Bioo Scientific recently launched the NEXTflex™ Small RNA-Seq Kit v3, which improves small RNA analysis by making the library prep protocol completely gel-free or allowing for low-input small RNA library preparation. This kit also reduces the biases associated with small RNA sequencing by using... - November 25, 2015
At the upcoming Association of Molecular Pathologists (AMP) 2015 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, Bioo Scientific is launching library preparation solutions ideal for the reduced bias and increased sensitivity, flexibility and speed needed by molecular pathologists for next-generation sequencing applications. These include the NEXTflex Amplicon Panels, the NEXTflex Amplicon Studio service, and the new NEXTflex BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panels. - November 07, 2015
Bioo Scientific is releasing the new NEXTflex™ Rapid Pre-Capture Combo Kit, a complete low-input library prep solution with the ability to multiplex up to 96 samples, containing the library prep reagents, barcodes, blockers and post-capture amplification reagents required for SeqCap target capture with Roche NimbleGen’s SeqCap EZ solution-based capture system. With this kit, libraries can be constructed from 10 ng of input DNA in only 2 hours. - October 21, 2015
At ASHG 2015, Bioo Scientific is launching a number of new kits for the improvement of in-solution exome and custom target capture. These kits offer optimized library prep, blocking and barcoding, interfacing with Agilent SureSelect XT and XT2 systems and Roche’s Nimblegen SeqCap systems. ASHG is the largest human genetics meeting and expo worldwide, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics. - October 09, 2015
Bioo Scientific has automated bias-reducing small RNA library prep on the Sciclone® NGS and NGSx Workstations, automating the NEXTflex™ Small RNA-Seq Library Prep Kit v2 and increasing productivity by reducing the time and labor costs associated with small RNA library prep. - September 26, 2015
Bioo Scientific will exhibit its latest advances in food and feed safety and quality testing, at booth #502 of the 129th AOAC Annual Meeting, September 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA. New technologies include the most sensitive test available for histamine screening, a sulfite detection method which overcomes issues with problematic “high-creep” samples, optimized immunoaffinity columns for mycotoxin analysis, and a solution for high-throughput detection of amantadine residues in poultry. - September 25, 2015
Bioo Scientific has released the MaxDiscovery™ Homocysteine Enzymatic Assay Kit. This kit uses a new enzymatic technology for spectrophotometric detection of total homocysteine levels in serum from rodents and other mammals. This kit enables the determination of hyperhomocysteinemia, or elevated levels of total homocysteine (tHcy) in the blood, which is an independent risk factor for neural tube defects, vascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases. - September 23, 2015
Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit has been approved by the USDA for the verification testing requirements for screening of meat in the Quality System Verification Program (QSVP), Never Fed Beta-Agonists Marketing Program. The kit enables the detection of as little as 0.1 ppb of ractopamine in pork and other meat samples, well below the 1 ppb minimal required performance limit used by many countries. - September 04, 2015
Bioo Scientific, an Austin-based biotech company which manufactures food and feed safety test kits and products supporting life science research, received the British Airways International Trade, Investment & Expansion Award, which recognizes investments by international companies in Austin that create jobs locally, as well as Austin-based companies who have a global impact through products and services provided worldwide. - August 30, 2015
Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit has been validated for the screening of a wide range of beta-lactam antibiotics in a number of food matrices, with detection limits as low as 0.8 ppb. - August 27, 2015
Bioo Scientific has released NEXTflex-HT™ Barcodes, single-index barcodes for Illumina sequencing, significantly increasing throughput capacity for next generation sequencing. The NEXTflex-HT Barcodes permit dual error correction to preventing ambiguity in sample differentiation due to PCR errors or sequencing instrument miscalling. Each pair of consecutive barcodes is fully color balanced and suitable for low level multiplexing. - July 24, 2015
Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Sulfite Assay Kit, is a convenient and robust system optimized for the screening of the preservative sulfite that is highly prevalent in food and beverage samples. This enzyme assay uses a rapid aqueous extraction, and an enzymatic reaction that requires only 20 minutes. The kit can detect as little as 0.5 ppm of sulfite in aqueous extractions, and incorporates an innovative new format which offers more accurate results when testing “high-creep" samples. - July 10, 2015
Bioo Scientific has released the new MaxSignal® TMB (3,3’,5,5’ – tetramethylbenzidine) Microwell Substrate Solution, a stable, one-component, ready-to-use TMB formulation which simplifies ELISAs, increasing accuracy by reducing potential errors. - June 17, 2015
Bioo Scientific has developed and optimized automation protocols for its line of NEXTflex™ library preparation kits on the Sciclone® NGS and NGSx Workstations, including the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional qRNA-Seq Kit, the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional RNA-Seq Kit, the NEXTflex™ Rapid RNA-Seq Kit and the NEXTflex™ Rapid DNA-Seq Kit, delivering higher throughput and consistent results. - June 12, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present Bioo Scientific with the 2015 Tibbetts Awards in the Medical and Life Sciences category at a White House ceremony on June 15. The 2015 Tibbetts Awards are granted to small businesses for excellence through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Bioo Scientific's award winning technology includes new methods for in vivo delivery of siRNA, miRNA, long dsRNA and other RNAi agents. - May 30, 2015
Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Histamine ELISA Test Kit is the most sensitive and rapid ELISA commercially available for the screening of histamine in fish and fish meal. The extraction method associated with this ELISA does not require heating or organic extraction steps, and the assay can be completed in as little as 40 minutes. - April 10, 2015
At the 16th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting poster session, Bioo Scientific will present data illustrating its patent-pending randomized adapter technology, which reduces ligation bias in small RNA-Seq libraries. Dr. Masoud Toloue, VP of Genomic Research, will present “Reducing Biases Associated with Small RNA-Sequencing,” illustrating how this technology improves the quality of small RNA-Seq data. - February 26, 2015
Bioo Scientific announces the launch of an Illumina-compatible library prep solution containing all reagents required upstream and downstream of probe hybridization for target capture, the NEXTflex™ Pre- and Post- Capture Combo Kit (Agilent SureSelectXT2 Compatible). This new kit is compatible with all SureSelectxt2 bait sets. - February 14, 2015
Bioo Scientific releases NextPrep-Mag™ cfDNA Isolation Kit, a kit designed to extract DNA from cell free biological fluids such as blood plasma using a magnetic bead format. The procedure can be completed in 25 minutes. Libraries can be created using only 0.6 mL of plasma. - February 06, 2015
Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit helps prevent the abuse of colistin, a last-line antibiotic, as an agricultural drug. The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit is the only commercially available ELISA optimized for the screening of Colistin in meat samples including poultry, beef and pork. - January 21, 2015
Bioo Scientific expands its flagship line of library preparation kits for next generation sequencing with the NEXTflex™ 18S ITS Amplicon-Seq Kit for the preparation of multiplexed amplicon libraries spanning the ITS1 and ITS2 hypervariable regions of eukaryotic 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, permitting the fast and cost-effective characterization of uncultured fungal and micro-eukaryotic organisms. - January 10, 2015
Bioo Scientific now offers the broadest range of commercial kits for quinolone residue detection, with the launch of several new ELISAs. The AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit for Meat, the AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit for Milk and the MaxSignal® Fluoroquinolone ELISA Test Kit are rapid qualitative lateral flow assays for the detection of a broad range of flouroquinolone residues. - October 15, 2014
At the 128th AOAC Annual Meeting, Bioo Scientific will showcase its sensitive solutions for aflatoxin M1 analysis: the MaxSignal® Aflatoxin M1 ELISA Kit, the AuroFlow™ Aflatoxin M1 Strip Test Kit and the AflaPure™ Aflatoxin M1 Column Kit, at booth #117. The 128th AOAC Annual Meeting will be held September 7-10 in Boca Raton, Florida. - September 07, 2014
Bioo Scientific's patent pending NEXTflex™ Small RNA Sequencing Kit v2 utilizes randomized adapters to significantly reduce ligation bias from library preparation, resulting in the most accurate data available. The NEXTflex Small RNA Sequencing Kit v2 provides an easy, flexible, cost-effective solution for generating small RNA libraries for sequencing on Illumina sequencing platforms. - August 14, 2014
Bioo Scientific announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued Patent 8,715,676, “Production and Uses of Type 1 Ribosome Inactivating Proteins”, on May 6, 2014. The newly issued patent describes the use of recombinant type 1 ribosome inactivating proteins as a... - August 03, 2014
Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex™ 16S V1 – V3 Amplicon-Seq Kit simplifies bacterial metagenomics studies for sequencing on the Illumina® MiSeq platform. This kit allows users to go from sample to sequence in two hours, making it the fastest library prep kit available. Up to 384 barcodes... - July 19, 2014
The NEXTflex™ Cell Free DNA-Seq Kit for Illumina Library Preparation is optimized for library construction from low input amounts of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) or cell free fetal DNA (cffDNA). This is the first kit optimized specifically for library construction from DNA isolated from cell free... - July 04, 2014
Today Bioo Scientific announced the release of high throughput automated methods for next generation sequencing library preparation on the Beckman Biomek® FX and Biomek® FXP Laboratory Automation Workstations, and the Perkin Elmer Sciclone liquid handling workstations. These protocols were designed... - June 20, 2014
Bioo Scientific’s AuroFlow™ Aflatoxin M1 Strip Test Kit is a rapid, simple, cost-effective lateral flow assay, designed to detect Aflatoxin M1 residues in raw commingled cow’s milk in only 10 minutes. This strip test detects levels of aflatoxin M1 at levels as low as 0.5 ppb. The speed... - June 13, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Bioo Scientific with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion... - May 30, 2014
Bioo Scientific is offering testing services for antibiotic, toxin, hormone and pathogen contamination in food and feed. These services provide testing capabilities to food and feed producers without laboratory infrastructure. - May 23, 2014
Bioo Scientific’s AflaPure™ Alfatoxin Total and AflaPure™ Aflatoxin M1 Column Kits are the first commercial immunoaffinity columns for aflatoxin enrichment designed to reduce cost of lab consumables by allowing regeneration between uses. The AflaPure columns can be used up to three... - April 05, 2014
Today, Bioo Scientific is releasing the NovareDx™ EHDV Strip Test Kit, the first commercial strip test for the detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (EHDV), an orbivirus that infects most wild and domestic ruminants. EHD is endemic in many countries, particularly affecting white-tailed... - March 22, 2014
Bioo Scientific launched two NovareDx™ ELISA tests today for the sensitive detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (EHDV) in deer and other ruminants. - March 08, 2014
Bioo Scientific is releasing the MaxSignal Amantadine ELISA Test Kit for the detection of the banned veterinary drug amantadine. This drug has been previously used to protect poultry against avian influenza, and continues to be used by some farmers despite new regulations, to improve chicken survival in overcrowded conditions. - March 08, 2014
Bioo Scientific has released the first commercial kit designed for the detection of benzalkonium chloride, also known as BKC, in shrimp. The new MaxSignal® Benzalkonium Chloride ELISA Test Kit can detect benzalkonium chloride in shrimp tissue to levels as low as 1 ppb. The rapid ELISA-based method... - November 20, 2013
The 2013 INspiring INnovation Tour is a nationwide series of multi-track events sponsored by Perkin Elmer dedicated to sharing scientific knowledge. These events provide an opportunity for researchers to share their ideas and experiences with others in their industries. Last year over 1100 scientists... - November 09, 2013
Bioo Scientific, an Austin, Texas-based biotechnology company founded in 2003, that is focused on developing and marketing life science research products, was honored yesterday with the 2013 General Motors Technology Award for Small Businesses at the 13th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards, held at... - September 08, 2013
Bioo Scientific will showcase new AuroFlow™ Ractopamine Strip Test Kits and AuroFlow™ RC Combo Strip Test Kits for the detection of ractopamine and clenbuterol in swine urine, at booth #118 of the 127th AOAC Annual Meeting, August 25-28 in Chicago, IL. The AuroFlow™ Ractopamine Strip... - August 25, 2013
Bioo Scientific recently participated as a training site in the Cochran Fellowship Program, providing training in ELISAs, lateral flow and enzymatic assays to a delegation from Turkmenistan. The Cochran Fellowship is a collaboration between the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease... - July 20, 2013
Bioo Scientific is pleased to now offer Ractopamine Testing Services to complement the food and feed safety line. The new tests provide cost-effective screening for ractopamine, a potent ß-agonist, in meat, animal tissue, milk, feed, urine, serum and plasma. Bioo Scientific’s ractopamine... - June 27, 2013
Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex™ Rapid DNA-Seq Kit allows researchers to build sequencing-ready libraries for sequencing on Illumina’s sequencing platforms from as little as 1 ng of DNA in two hours or less. This kit is ideal for use with genomic DNA, as well as FFPE samples, ChIP DNA and... - June 19, 2013
Bioo Scientific introduces the NEXTflex™ qRNA-Seq™ Kit for high precision gene expression analysis by RNA-Seq. Developed in conjunction with Cellular Research Inc., this new kit efficiently generates libraries equivalent to conventional RNA-Seq libraries, but with the added feature of Molecular... - May 07, 2013
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