Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Millipore to Distribute Gen-Probe's Mycoplasma Assay

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Millipore will distribute one of Gen-Probe’s assays under an expansion of an ongoing development and distribution collaboration, the companies said today.
Millipore will market and sell the Gen-Probe Mycoplasma Tissue Culture Non-Isotopic test to biopharmaceutical customers. The assay is a DNA probe-based system that works with Millipore's sample-preparation products to detect mycoplasma.
Gen-Probe and Millipore are currently developing new assays designed to detect micro-organisms in biopharmaceutical production.
The companies said the first novel assay from the ongoing collaboration, which began in 2005, should launch sometime this year.

The Scan

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.