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MRC Conducts MLPA Workshop in India

For the first time we bring to you the world renowned MRC-Holland MLPA (Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification) One Day Workshops, at not just one city in India, but two – Delhi & Bangalore.

The main objective of this provide practical knowledge in the field of MLPA analysis to the participants so that he/she is confident in working on the interpretation and analysis of MLPA.

This workshop is ideal for an existing / new MLPA user.

This is a troubleshooting workshop. It includes Raw data evaluation & troubleshooting and MLPA analysis by Coffalyser.Net. There is no wet demo involved. The participant is expected to have a basic understanding of the MLPA technique before the start of the workshop. Experience with Coffalyser software is not required.

The workshop faculty includes

  • Jelger van der Meer
  • Amanda Mason
  • Eline Sepers

*All of the three are from MRC Holland and will be traveling to India to conduct this workshop.

** Depending upon final schedule, the availability of the three will differ from city to city. However, at least one of them will be present in each proposed city.

Tie-up with EntroGen

EntroGen is a Los Angeles, USA-based biotechnology company with a primary focus on molecular diagnostics in the areas of hematology and oncology. EntroGen has a growing commercial portfolio of real-time PCR and NGS based tests, with many of its products being used to guide and monitor targeted therapies for various malignancies. EntroGen’s footprint reaches every corner of the globe to deliver reliable and innovative tools to researchers and clinicians

Entrogen product range includes:

  • Mutation Analysis Kits
  • Genotyping Kits
  • Quality Assessment Kits

In India, DSS will promote the RUO range of RT PCR kits from Entrogen

Zeeshan Khan Memorial Awards 2017

DSS Imagetech Pvt Ltd & NCBS, Bangalore jointly conducting Zeeshan Khan memorial awards in the feild of Microscopy. This award is to recognize the creative use of microscopy as a tool for addressing questions in the feild of clinical and basic research.

The last date for submitting the research papers is 31st July 2017 


Since March 2017, DSS has entered into a tie-up with Human Diagnostics, Germany to represent the Human TB Lamp business in India. The TB Lamp assay is WHO recommended as a replacement for smear microscopy. 

A commercial molecular assay to detect Mycobacterium Tuberculosis complex that is based on LAMP techniques (TB-LAMP) has been developed by Eiken Chemical Company Ltd (Tokyo, Japan). TB-LAMP is a manual assay that requires less than 1 hour to perform and can be read with the naked eye under ultraviolet light. Human Diagnostics has entered into a world-wide tie-up with Eiken Co., Japan to represent Eiken TB Lamp in the world market . 

Benefits of Human TB Lamp

  • Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a unique, temperature-independent technique for amplifying DNA that is simple to use, providing a visual display that is easy to read;
  • The test is robust and does not require sophisticated instrumentation and can be used at a peripheral health centre level, under biosafety requirements similar to microscopy. 
  • LAMP methods have been used to detect malaria and several neglected tropical diseases. 


ADS Biotec, Japan manufactures the world's leader in automated harvesting - Hanabi. Since 1st April 2017, DSS has tied up with their US subsidiary - ADS Biotec, USA for the distribution of their cytogenetics portfolio in India excluding the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

With this DSS has taken a further step to complete its offerings in the Automated Cytogenetics field.

ADS product range includes:

  • Metaphase Harvesters
  • Chromosome Spreaders
  • Chromosome Staining System

Along with Cytogenetics, ADS solutions can also be useful in field of Radio Dossimetry.