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Nanoliter, MDS Sciex in Distribution Pact

NEW YORK, July 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Nanoliter, a Henderson, Nev.-based startup, has signed a research and development pact with MDS Sciex, a supplier of scientific instruments, as well as testing services in the fields of proteomics and genomics.


Nanoliter's macro/microfluidic technology can be used in sample preparation for MALDI TOF and related analysis.


Terms of the agreement with Concord, Ontario-based MDS Sciex 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.