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Intrinsic Bioprobes Wins US Patent for High-Throughput Proteomics Technology

NEW YORK, July 31 - Intrinsic Bioprobes, of Tempe, Ariz., has won a patent in the United States for its "bioactive chip" technology, the company said today.


US patent No. 6,569,383 covers the use of a single bioactive chip to prepare samples for high-throughput protein analysis, "particularly through advantageous techniques of analyte isolation, modification, and concentration," Intrinsic said.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.