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Digital PCR 'Hits Its Stride'

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George Karlin-Neumann, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs" for Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center Bio and Contact Info

Listen (5:00) Understanding Digital PCR

Listen (4:41) Advantages

Listen (1:40) Applications

Listen (3:40) Still room for Real Time PCR

Listen (3:14) First ever dPCR conference

Hanlee Ji, MD, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist / Oncologist in Stanford Bio and Contact Info

Listen (5:09) How is an oncologist using dPCR?

Listen (4:56) A physicians take on personalized medicine

Listen (5:32) Digital technologies already adopted in clinic and dramatically changing war on cancer

In May of this year Nature Methods published an article, “Digital PCR hits its stride.” What is this new technology? Will it replace more conventional methods such as Real Time PCR? And what new opportunities does this new disruptive technology open up?

To answer these questions, we’re joined by George Karlin-Neumann, Director of Scientific Affairs at Bio-Rad’s Digital Center and Hanlee Ji, a physician scientist at Stanford. George explains the exciting new technology and its advantages over Real Time PCR. Hanlee talks about the adoption of the technology in the clinic for the treatment of cancer.

Blu-rays to Chips: Sony DADC Enters Life Science and Diagnostics Industry as OEM Partner

It came as a surprise that I was referred to a fellow from Sony some time back. Huh? Makers of my original Walkman? Dr. Ali Tinazli is the Director of Business Development and Sales for a new division called Sony DADC -Biosciences. There’s Sony Corp based in Japan, then there’s Sony DADC International which has been headquartered in Salzburg, Austria for a quarter century. With a yearly revenue of $2.2 billion, 35 plants worldwide, and a workforce of over 7,000, Sony DADC is the world’s leading supplier of Blu-ray discs.

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Ali Tinazli, PhD, Director, Business Development and Sales, Sony DADC Bio and Contact Info

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I’m happy to welcome Ali Tinazli to mendelspod. He’s the Director of Business Development & Sales for North America for the new life sciences division of Sony DADC. That’s right, the world’s fifth largest media conglomerate and maker of electronics products from play stations to Blu-Rays now joins the life science industry with a division called Sony DADC BioSciences. They have recently announced a deal with RainDance Technologies, a leading provider of microdroptlet-based single molecule and single cell analysis solutions.