The webinar, hosted by LabRoots, will discuss Biomek-Automated solutions for next-gen sequencing applications, including HLA, cfDNA from plasma, and working with low-input samples, July 28, 2016

YORBA LINDA, CA., JUNE 21, 2016 – Accelerating discoveries to improve the health of people and the environment often calls for using niche applications that may include complex processes, and be working with challenging samples.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is sponsoring a new, three-part introductory webinar series, “Intro to Automating NGS Workflows.” During the third and final webinar in this series, “Mission Possible: Automating NGS sample prep for challenging samples and niche applications,” the speakers will discuss Beckman Coulter’s Biomek-Automated solutions for next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications, including human leukocyte antigen (HLA), cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from plasma, and working with very low input samples. Attendance is free, and continuing education credits will be offered through the PACE system.

The speakers for this series, David Horvath, MS, and Zach Smith, MS, are both senior application scientists with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.

David automates propriety and third-party NGS chemistries. He holds a master’s degree in medical and molecular genetics from the Indiana University School of Medicine. David’s career experiences prior to joining Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in 2014 span a broad range of life science fields, including forensic DNA analysis, medical diagnostics, and agricultural biotech. Zach automates propriety and third-party NGS kits. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science from Indiana University. Zach also worked at the university’s Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics as a project scientist before joining Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in 2014.

The free webinar (Part 3 of the three-part series), hosted by LabRoots, will be presented on July 28, 2016, at 8 am PT/11 am ET.

For full details about the event, continuing education credits, and free registration, click here.

The first two webinars in this series are now available on-demand on the LabRoots website, as follows:
Part 1: “Easy Automation Solutions. Better Results,” discusses key challenges that have been conquered using automated sample preparation.

Part 2: “DNA & RNA Sequencing Sample Prep: Automating Simple to Complex Methods,” discusses how DNA and RNA sequencing sample preparation workflows have been automated, the relevant data generated, and the benefits passed along to researchers.

About Beckman Coulter:
Beckman Coulter serves customers in two segments: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products that simplify automate, and innovate complex biomedical testing. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both Diagnostics and Life Sciences laboratories on seven continents. Scientists use Beckman Coulter’s Life Science research instruments to study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs.

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