Blazing new paths toward discovery

Many of us are familiar with famous scientists like Pasteur, Einstein, Crick, and Franklin, but life sciences are ever-evolving. The latest issue of Life in the Lab highlights the accomplishments of new scientific pioneers as well as advances in technology. Stories like these continue to inspire us to break limits and propel scientific discovery.

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Oligo order–sharing feature

The easy way to share your ordering details with your labmates

If you’re a lab manager who places the oligo orders for your lab, this feature will make your life a lot easier. Instead of everyone being in the dark about when an oligo order has been placed or when you expect it to arrive, this tool will share the information with anyone you designate. No more questions about the order that you made for the team—and you can even go on vacation.

Simply add up to five email address at the checkout page, and your teammates will receive notifications, too.

Check out this short video on our portal page to see how it works

Explore how to design, create and assemble in our genomics tool hub

Effortlessly productive genes

Get high protein yields with time-saving gene synthesis solutions

Forget tedious traditional cloning techniques that rob you of precious time. Invitrogen GeneArt Gene Synthesis products and services make it easy for you to get maximum protein expression, right from the start. Free up your time to focus on other projects by letting us do the work for you.

Find out more about our products and optimization software that can easily guide you through your first order

Explore the possibilities of genome editing

To aid in your quest to decipher how the genome affects phenotype, we provide a complete tool set of trusted, high-performance solutions for engineering cells. Our genome editing systems are optimized, validated, and designed to work together to help you obtain answers faster and with less effort.

Every lab is unique, so we offer a range of genome editing technologies and products to cater to your needs. Whether you want results fast, you seek full control over every step in designing your gene edit, or you need help with engineering cells, we have a solution that fits.

Visit our genome editing one-stop resource

Making tumor mutational burden more accessible

Making tumor mutational burden more accessible

Tumor mutational burden (TMB) is an emerging biomarker that measures the total number of somatic mutations found within the tumor genome. Evidence suggests that it could also be a predictive biomarker.

The Ion Torrent Oncomine Tumor Mutation Load Assay is a robust, targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay designed for tumor profiling by annotation of cancer driver variants. It offers accurate quantification of TMB from limited FFPE samples. Our streamlined, built-in analysis solution allows you to confidently detect cancer driver variants and assess TMB in ~2.5 days for your research studies.

Learn more about this emerging I-O biomarker

person viewing scientific data on smartphone

Instrument support to keep you up and running

New Smart Remote Support platform uses augmented reality (AR) to help reduce instrument downtime from days to minutes, compared to on-site repair. Benefits:

  • Instant support: virtually transport one of our specialists into your lab in as little as 20 seconds
  • See the problem, solve the problem: show our support team exactly what you are seeing
  • No instrument connectivity requirements: troubleshoot your instrument, even if it’s not online
  • No special hardware required: connect with specialists using any Internet enabled mobile device
  • On-screen annotations: skip the guesswork and let us guide you to a fix

We offer full system support, troubleshooting the instrument and its onboard computer. Using IT-friendly remote support access, our engineers can navigate your desktop to better understand and address your computer or software-related questions

Science can’t wait on instrument downtime. Start your AR journey with Smart Remote Support.

cartoon of scientist ordering oligos online

Oligo order–sharing feature

The easy way to share your ordering details with your labmates

If you’re a lab manager who places the oligo orders for your lab, this feature will make your life a lot easier. Instead of everyone being in the dark about when an oligo order has been placed or when you expect it to arrive, this tool will share the information with anyone you designate. No more questions about the order that you made for the team—and you can even go on vacation.

Simply add up to five email address at the checkout page, and your teammates will receive notifications, too.

Check out this short video on our portal page to see how it works

Explore how to design, create and assemble in our genomics tool hub

Effortlessly productive genes

Get high protein yields with time-saving gene synthesis solutions

Forget tedious traditional cloning techniques that rob you of precious time. Invitrogen GeneArt Gene Synthesis products and services make it easy for you to get maximum protein expression, right from the start. Free up your time to focus on other projects by letting us do the work for you.

Find out more about our products and optimization software that can easily guide you through your first order

Explore the possibilities of genome editing

To aid in your quest to decipher how the genome affects phenotype, we provide a complete tool set of trusted, high-performance solutions for engineering cells. Our genome editing systems are optimized, validated, and designed to work together to help you obtain answers faster and with less effort.

Every lab is unique, so we offer a range of genome editing technologies and products to cater to your needs. Whether you want results fast, you seek full control over every step in designing your gene edit, or you need help with engineering cells, we have a solution that fits.

Visit our genome editing one-stop resource

Making tumor mutational burden more accessible

Making tumor mutational burden more accessible

Tumor mutational burden (TMB) is an emerging biomarker that measures the total number of somatic mutations found within the tumor genome. Evidence suggests that it could also be a predictive biomarker.

The Ion Torrent Oncomine Tumor Mutation Load Assay is a robust, targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay designed for tumor profiling by annotation of cancer driver variants. It offers accurate quantification of TMB from limited FFPE samples. Our streamlined, built-in analysis solution allows you to confidently detect cancer driver variants and assess TMB in ~2.5 days for your research studies.

Learn more about this emerging I-O biomarker

person viewing scientific data on smartphone

Instrument support to keep you up and running

New Smart Remote Support platform uses augmented reality (AR) to help reduce instrument downtime from days to minutes, compared to on-site repair. Benefits:

  • Instant support: virtually transport one of our specialists into your lab in as little as 20 seconds
  • See the problem, solve the problem: show our support team exactly what you are seeing
  • No instrument connectivity requirements: troubleshoot your instrument, even if it’s not online
  • No special hardware required: connect with specialists using any Internet enabled mobile device
  • On-screen annotations: skip the guesswork and let us guide you to a fix

We offer full system support, troubleshooting the instrument and its onboard computer. Using IT-friendly remote support access, our engineers can navigate your desktop to better understand and address your computer or software-related questions

Science can’t wait on instrument downtime. Start your AR journey with Smart Remote Support.

Life outside the lab: 10 breathtaking trails

hiker along the Grand Canyon

Life at the bench can have its challenges. If you’re searching for a way to decompress, connect with nature. Fresh air can reduce stress and even energize you. Here are ten amazing long-distance trails from around the world to inspire you to find balance in your life outside the lab.

Can’t get away for a multi-day hike?

Try doing a segment of one of the longer trails listed above, or just hit a local spot for the day. A Stanford University study found that walking or hiking in a natural area (as opposed to an urban setting) for as little as 90 minutes resulted in reduced neural activity in a part of the brain linked to depression, as well as increased feelings of well-being [1]. So lace up those hiking boots and hit the trail next weekend—you’ll be glad you did.

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Te Araroa—New Zealand
1,900 mi/3,000 km

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Appalachian Trail—United States
2,200 mi/3,500 km

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Tour du Mont Blanc—Switzerland, Italy, and France
110 mi/170 km

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu—Peru
26 mi/43 km

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Everest Base Camp Trek—Nepal
78 mi/130 km, round trip

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Otter Trail—South Africa
25 mi/41 km

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Overland Track—Australia
<40 mi/65 km

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Torres del Paine W Trek—Chile
50 mi/80 km

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Long Range Traverse—Canada
(22 mi/36 km)

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim—United States (24 mi/38 km)

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