• Would You Like Some Single Cells on Top, Perhaps?

    October 11, 2017
    By: Ivan Lukic, PhD - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated

    If you are even marginally involved in molecular biology these days, wherever you go or whatever you do (attend a keynote lecture at a conference, follow a blog, grab a recent copy of a journal from the library shelf, or browse a Twitter feed) single cell-related technologies are everywhere. Everywhere! You cannot avoid it. It is no longer possible. For instance, the other day I called a local takeaway and the guy who was taking my order asked me if I wanted some single cells on top of my pizza.
  • How I Found Clinically Actionable Variants in cfDNA from Cancer Patients

    September 27, 2017
    By: Eric Sieser, PhD - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated

    Precision medicine offers the promise of selecting treatments based on the genetic characteristics of an individual. Cancer, which is estimated to be responsible for over 600,000 deaths in 2017 within the US alone, is a disease where precision medicine could be instrumental in improving disease outcomes.  Genomic profiling has identified numerous somatic mutations with clinical relevance, such as EGFR mutations that guide gefitinib therapy in lung cancer, but only a small fraction of cancer drugs approved by the FDA have molecular predictors of efficacy. To realize the promise of precision medicine in cancer, continued research is critical. 
  • Introducing Partek Genomics Suite version 7.0

    September 27, 2017
    Partek Genomics Suite 7.0 is now released. It's modern, fast, and smarter than ever for quick and easy data analysis. Read all about the exciting updates.
  • Partek Celebrates Six Thousandth Citation

    August 8, 2017
    Genomics plays key role in metabolic disease study
     
    , The study was led by Dr. Tom A. Wynn of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Kevin M. Hart of the same institute and Dr. Thomas Fabre of the Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal in Montréal performed the data analysis. The group used Partek Flow® analysis software for their mouse RNA-Seq data.

  • Researcher identified a novel cancer prognostic marker using 6,260 small non-coding RNA samples

    April 28, 2017
    Customer Interview by Cherry Ignacio - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated
    Paraphrased for clarity

    We recently caught up with researcher Victor Martinez, Ph.D. of BC Cancer Agency to discuss his work with piRNAs using Partek Flow software, which allowed him to efficiently analyze one of the worlds biggest cohorts of sncRNAs.
  • X-Seq Story: On Failure of Molecular Biology and Being Fat

    February 2, 2017
    By: Ivan Lukic - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated

    I recently had dinner with an old friend, a scientist and former faculty member at a top university and now at a biotechnology entrepreneurship. On our way there he challenged me by verbalizing his disappointment in modern biology. In his opinion, there has been no significant discovery in biology since the 60s and the deciphering of the genetic code. While that viewpoint could be considered extreme, it made me wonder what the next epic breakthrough might be.
  • Zika Research Advances Through Next Generation Sequencing

    December 7, 2016
    By: Ivan Lukic - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated

    The Zika virus outbreak has been headline news throughout 2016 for good reason. According to the World Health Organization, 75 countries since 2007 have reported cases of Zika virus with 92% of those occurring between 2015 and 2016. Since no specific therapy is available, a number of research groups are focusing on the pathogenesis of Zika virus infection. 
  • Aliens Among Us: How I Analysed Non-Model Organism Data in Partek Flow

    November 29, 2016
    By: Simit Patel - Field Application Scientist, Partek Incorporated

    Recently a post about how the microscopic water bear (tardigrade) can survive in extreme drought, temperature, pressure and radiation as well as in the vacuum of space popped up on my Twitter feed. Being the fan I am of anything space related I was intrigued. I downloaded the publically available data to explore what is it about the water bear transcriptomic profile that allows them to survive the extreme environmental difference between Earth and space. This presented the perfect opportunity for me to see how well Partek® Flow® software would let me analyze non-model organism data, and at the same time, not have to deal with any command line tools.
  • Partek Scientists Answered Over 15,000 Questions on NGS and Microarray Data Analysis From 120 Countries in 2015

    March 8, 2016
    In 2015 Partek scientists answered over 12,000 questions from researchers around the world and trained an additional 3,000 plus researchers through complimentary webinars, onsite workshops and one-on-one web meetings. 
  • Partek Software Has Record Year of Scientific Citations

    February 9, 2016
    The number of scientific journals citing Partek® analysis software has grown each year with 2015 marking a record 930 citations, bringing the total to over 5,000. Among recent citations are those featured in high-impact journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics and Blood to name a few. Topics include cancer genomics, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental biology and biomarker research.
     

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