Archive for December, 2011

Year-end message from Allele Biotech

The year 2011 has been an exciting and eventful year for many people. Throughout the year, we have been working diligently to bring the best research methods in many areas to our fellow researchers through innovation and entrepreneurship. Thanks in part to the government’s stimulus and grant support in 2011, we established several new product lines, including the Stealth iPS induction mRNA templates and reagents, a great new photoconvertible fluorescent protein in mClavGR2 (through collaboration with academic colleagues), and a highly efficient lentivirus-based shRNA packaging service as a result of an NCI SBIR contract.

As you all must have noticed by now, in July we redesigned our website to present our products in an easier, more user friendly manner, while adding a convenient online purchasing system. We have received a lot of positive feedback from customers telling us how “cool” the new site is, and how easy it is to use and redeem promotions. Towards the end of the year, our dedicated marketing and sales teams reinstated our biweekly email newsletters (to receive our messages on new discoveries and technologies, or be the first to use our promotions, sign up online under “Newsletter”).

All of these efforts would have been meaningless without our customers, who ultimately gave us the opportunity to be in the business we love and are trained to do. By selecting our products, sending us feedback, and “retweeting” or “reposting” our messages, you have been tremendously valuable to every one of us here at Allele. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In return, we will continue to invest and do our very best to provide new tools for advancing your research. Watch for our brand new monomeric fluorescent protein that can be nearly 10 times brighter than EGFP; a more powerful iPSC generation method that could potentially reprogram in just a few days, and much much more in 2012!

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Top 10 List of Most Viewed AlleleBlogs in 2011

The ballot is in—among the “usual suspect” hot topics, iPS takes the top honor and most entries; Camelid antibodies, although not really presented as a typical AlleleBlog in 2011, made it to the top 3. shRNA cloning and RNAi screening are still on a lot of people’s minds, so it seems.

Method: total visits to each blog since our new webpage was launched in July was counted.

1) Fusion of the Transcription Domain to iPS Factors Radically Enhances Reprogramming

2) Methods of iPSC Generation Update

3) About 50 Papers Cited the Use of GFP-Trap Camelid Antibody So Far in 2011

4) Big Potential in Using Protozoans for Producing Mammalian Proteins

5) How do you make shRNA-expressing viruses for function screening?

6) Creating ground-state human iPSCs

7) Recombinase-Mediated Cassette Exchange (RMCE) and Integrase Swappable in vivo Targeting Element (InSITE)

8) Development of Cell Lines from iPSCs for Bioassays

9) Choosing siRNA, shRNA, and miRNA for Gene Silencing

10) Allele Biotech’s Box Swap Program

Have a successful 2012!

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 Allele Mail Bag No Comments