Roche Webinar Series

Upcoming webinars:

AVENIO Millisect System: Optimize Tumor Yield with Precise Dissection

Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT

Teri Rambo Mueller, Field Applications Consultant, Roche Sequencing and Life Science;
Daniel Kim, Instrument Sales Specialist, Roche Sequencing and Life Science

In the age of precision medicine, molecular testing by next-generation sequencing and PCR are transforming oncology decision making. The clinical value of that molecular testing is significantly enhanced by precise dissection of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

The AVENIO Millisect System is an automated, high-performance FFPE tissue-dissection system that enables the precise and consistent recovery of tissue areas of interest for molecular pathology. Easily integrated into a variety of clinical workflow configurations, the AVENIO Millisect System can help labs efficiently extract more clinically relevant information from every sample. Accurate dissection improves the results of diagnostic testing by reducing false negatives and allowing identification of additional potential therapeutic targets.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Introduce the AVENIO Millisect System
  • Provide a demonstration of the tissue dissection process in action


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New KAPA Target Enrichment: Better by Design

Wednesday, September 2nd 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT

Presenter: Drew Cheney, Field Application Specialist, Roche Sequencing and Life Science

Building on over 10 years of design expertise, Roche is pleased to introduce the KAPA Target Enrichment Portfolio. These new probes for hybridization-based target enrichment are available in the new KAPA HyperExome or in Custom Panels that you develop using HyperDesign , our new online development tool.

In this webinar, we:

  • Shared the improved benefits offered by KAPA Target Enrichment probes, especially when paired with our KAPA library prep workflows
  • Compared the performance and efficiency of KAPA Target Enrichment probes and the HyperCap Workflow v3 to other widely used targeted enrichment products
  • Introduced HyperDesign, our new probe design interface that provides customized probe selection, and live expert assistance at your fingertips

RNA-Seq Applications for SARS-CoV-2 Research

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Trusiak, PhD, Senior Applications Scientist Roche Sequencing and Life Science

Since the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in late 2019, many research groups have pivoted their focus to studying the virus and its associated disease, COVID-19. RNA-seq offers a powerful, high-throughput tool for studying both the genome of RNA viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, and the resulting transcriptional changes in a host during viral infection.

In this webinar, we:

  • Presented several applications of RNA-seq in viral research, including host response, drug discovery, and viral genome mutation analysis, while highlighting examples from recent preprints and publications
  • Discussed specific RNA-seq workflows for each viral application