Preview of Association for Molecular Pathology 2017 #AMP2017

With over 2000 clinical laboratory professionals in molecular diagnostics and pathology, plenty of technology and offerings on display. This year the Association for Molecular Pathology takes place in Salt Lake City Utah, and promises an abundance of new technology as well as the new accompanying science around diagnostic testing. Since […]

Association for Molecular Pathology annual meeting 2017 #AMP2017

Formulatrix Constellation Digital PCR

Summary: A new digital PCR instrument with two different sample throughput formats (24 and 96), many more partitions, and more colors to enable multiplexing The digital PCR market continues growing, as it finds its continued utility for absolute quantitation of nucleic acids for a multitude of applications, from rare virus […]


A minor change to the Next Generation Technologist Blog

Five years and seven months ago (March 2012) the Next Generation Technologist blog had a set of four goals: An outlet to educate A place to build connections A forum to discuss A spot where the author can gain experience with web technology I can say that over this time […]


SlipChip technology for digital PCR

Executive “TL;DR” Summary: An interesting platform called SlipChip with potential point-of-care applications, for fast and potentially very inexpensive digital PCR Update: This work has been recently published (Oct 2017) in Science Translational Medicine. While at the recent Next Generation Diagnostics Summit (organized by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute and held in […]


Quanterix SR-Plex benchtop single-molecule digital detection technology

What will you do with 1000-fold improvement in sensitivity over standard immunoassays? What about 100-fold improvement in sensitivity over Luminex ones? The 1990’s were an exciting times in science. The Human Genome Project had published their first five-year plan (and thought then the human genome had 100,000 genes instead of […]


A door opens at Pillar Biosciences

“Amateurs focus on identifying their weakness and improving them. Professionals focus on their strengths and on finding people who are strong where they are weak.” Shane Parrish, Farnham Street Blog I am happy to announce today that I have joined Pillar Biosciences in Natick MA. (For those not familiar with […]


What being unemployed taught me 1

“Keep working no matter what happens If things are good, keep working. If things are bad, keep working.” Moby (American singer-songwriter) I am happy to say that my stint of being in-between employers has come to an end. (Details will be forthcoming.) I’d like to say now (in that period […]


One door closes, another one will open

A two-year stint at SeraCare comes to an end A little over two years ago I wrote a post called ‘One door opens, and another door closes’ about my moving from Life Technologies / Thermo Fisher Scientific over to a small in-vitro diagnostic controls and reference material company SeraCare Life Sciences. […]