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Plexera Gains ISO Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plexera Biosciences said today it has received the International Organization for Standardization’s Certificate of Registration for operating a quality management system in compliance with ISO’s requirements.
The registration certifies that the Lumera subsidiary’s policies, practices, and procedures follow best practices in design and manufacture of the company’s products.
Company President and COO Tim Londergan said the ISO certification is “a critical component of our continuous efforts to develop and commercialize new products based on our Kx Array technology.”
The company’s Kx Array combines label-free biosensor technology with microarray-based assay formats for analyzing biomolecular interactions.

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.