Webinar Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific Will Address A Complete Workflow for Human Cell Line Authentication

09:00 EST 29 Nov 2017 | PR Web

LabRoots will present this event on December 6, in which participants will learn from an industry expert the workflow role of Applied Biosystem’s AmpFlSTR Identifiler STR analysis kits, gold-standard CE instrumentation and Gene Mapper analysis software.

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (PRWEB) November 29, 2017

The misidentification of cell lines commonly used in human disease research is a large and growing problem. In this webinar, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, an overview and discussion of a complete workflow for human Cell Line Authentication will be presented. Applied Biosystem’s AmpFlSTR Identifiler STR analysis kits, gold-standard CE instrumentation and Gene Mapper analysis software were designed to work together to provide a complete solution for unambiguous authentication of cell lines. Application of this solution to stem cell research will also be discussed.

Dr. Steve Jackson, a product applications scientist with Thermo Fisher Scientific will be the speaker for this event. As an industry veteran with more than 10 years of experience, Jackson serves as a senior member of the genetic analysis R&D team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, helping to develop solutions for the research and healthcare markets, leveraging varied technologies such as capillary electrophoresis, digital PCR, next-generation sequencing, and microarray analysis.

This is the fifth topic in the webinar series on ‘Sanger Sequencing & Fragment Analysis made easy.’ The study of human development and diseases relies heavily on the analysis of dissociated human cell lines grown in culture. However, an increasingly acknowledged problem is that cells grown in vitro can become misidentified or contaminated with other unrelated cell lines. Analysis of highly variable short tandem repeats (STRs), provides a simple, inexpensive and highly specific genetic “fingerprint” of a cell line.

LabRoots will host the webinar December 6, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, 5:00 p.m. CET. To learn more about this event, the other webinars in this series, or to register for free, click here.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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