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Cepheid Picks Firm to Distribute Smart Cyclers in Switzerland

NEW YORK, May 22 - Cepheid today said it has tapped Bucher Biotec to distribute its Smart Cycler system in Switzerland.


The multi-year agreement calls for the Basel-based firm to market, sell, and support Cepheid's quantitative-PCR technology and the accessories and disposable reaction tubes that accompany it.


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The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.