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Caliper and Bio-Rad Investigate Developing New Microfluidic System

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories and Caliper Life Sciences will look into developing a new microfluidics system platform, Caliper said today.


Bio-Rad and Caliper had a similar agreement in mid-2003 and launched Experion Automated Electrophoresis System, a microfluidics-based electrophoresis product, in the fall of 2004.


The product concept details were not disclosed.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.