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HCA (High Content Analysis)



A reduction to practise for siRNA screening utilising high conent analysis (HCA) technologies

10 July 2012 | By Anthony Mitchell Davies & Anne Marie Byrne, Department of Clinical Medicine Trinity College Dublin; Holger Erfle, BIOQUANT-Zentrum Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Graham Donnelly, Rita Murray & Peadar MacGabhann, Biocroi Ltd

One of the major limitations of performing large-scale High Content Analysis (HCA) screens is reagent cost, indeed this fact has been a key driver in the development of assay size reduction strategies here at The Irish National Centre for High Content Screening and Analysis at Trinity College’s Department of Medicine.…


Advancing high content analysis towards improving clinical efficacy

16 February 2011 | By Neil Carragher, Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

High-content analysis is primed to play a prominent role in a new era of drug discovery research that places greater emphasis on clinical translation at all stages of the discovery process from target identification to proof-of-concept testing. High content analysis provides a technical bridge between reductionist targetdirected drug discovery approaches…


High content cell based primary screening for oncology targets – a perspective

25 June 2010 | By Peter Alcock, Colin Bath, Carolyn Blackett & Peter B. Simpson, Screening & Assay Sciences, Cancer Bioscience, AstraZeneca Alderley Park

Over the last 15 years, vendors have offered microscope-based instruments capable of producing images of fluorescent labelled components of cells grown in microtitre plates. These instruments are typically bundled with analysis software capable of defining the relative distribution of several fluorescent markers on a cell by cell basis1,2. As the…


The Original HCA Event

12 December 2009 | By

Coverage Includes: Compound/siRNA Screening - Pathway Analysis - Data Management - Image Analysis - HCA for Stem Cells - Live-Cell Imaging - Flow Cytometry - Neuronal Screening - New Biological Models for HCA - Novel Probes and Biosensors


High Content Analysis Roundtable

29 May 2009 | By

1. How significantly do you feel the Drug Discovery Process has benefited from the application of High Content Analysis techniques? Anthony Davies: Since the mid 1990's High-content analysis (HCA) has primarily been used in the later stages of the pre-clinical drug discovery process. However, as HCA techniques have developed and…


High content screening and analysis

20 March 2009 | By

Technological advances in robotised microscopy, liquid handling and image processing have enabled the emergence of high content screening where large numbers of specimens are automatically analysed. Here we overview the process discussing potential difficulties and solutions.


The original HCA event

3 December 2008 | By

Last year over 400 thought leaders gathered at the Fifth Annual High-Content Analysis meeting at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, on 14-17 January, to discuss the latest technologies and applications in high-content analysis. This year over 400 delegates are expected to attend and over sixty speakers will appear.