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MDS Sciex Reports 1.5-Percent Gain in Fiscal Q2 Revenues

NEW YORK, June 8 (GenomeWeb News) - MDS reported today that revenues for its MDS Sciex instruments business grew 1.5 percent to $66 million in the second fiscal quarter from $65 million year over year.

 

The company said more than one-third of those receipts came from products introduced in the last 24 months, including its API 4000 and API 5000, 3200 Q Trap, and 4800 MALDI TOF/TOF instruments.

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.