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Advion Adds ABI/MDS Mass Specs to Service Capabilities

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Advion BioServices said this week that it has added five new triple quadrupole mass spectrometers sold by Applied Biosystems/MDS Analytical Technologies to its bioanalytical service lab in Ithaca, NY.

The firm said that the new instruments include the API 5000 LC/MS/MS System and API 4000 LC/MS/MS System.

Advion said that the new systems will enable it “to meet growing client demands and … provide its clients with an expanding array of bioanalytical services.”

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.