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Aurora and EDC Biosystems Jointly Offer Microplates, Liquid Handling System

NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - EDC Biosystems and Aurora Discovery will co-market their liquid-handling platform and microplates, the companies said today.

 

Under the agreement, the companies will offer EDC's EnRoute HTS 02 acoustic liquid-handling station and Aurora's ChemLib 1,536-well or 3,456-well microplates for drug discovery research, including compound reformatting, hit picking, and compound library auditing.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.