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Amersham, Thermo Pen Sales and Marketing Partnership in Proteomics

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 - Amersham Biosciences and Thermo Electron will co-market and sell mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies, the companies said yesterday.


Initially, the firms will co-market Amersham's Ettan MALDI-ToF Pro mass-spec and a line of ion trap mass-spec systems made by Thermo Finnigan, including the ProteomeXTM. Amersham and Thermo said they also "expect to collaborate" on new proteomics instruments, software, and reagents.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.