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Product Introductions by BCW Index Companies at the ASMS Conference

Several firms covered by BioCommerce Week unveiled new instruments and related products this week at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in San Antonio. The table below provides a synopsis of the product introductions. In addition to product launches, a couple of alliances were announced: Bruker inked a co-marketing pact with German firm Serva Electrophoresis (see brief), and Invitrogen and ABI teamed up on protein and peptide labeling technologies (see feature article).

Company Product
Applied Biosystems
(with partner MDS Sciex)
MarkerView software package for metabolomics and biomarker profiling analysis. The software is compatible with all Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex mass spectrometers, including both MALDI and ESI instruments.
Bruker Daltonics ClinProt Large-Protein Beads for biomarker analysis of large proteins, targeted glyco-protein analysis, and antigen-specific enrichment of selected biomarker molecules. Supported by Bruker's MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers and newly released ClinPro Tools 2.0 bioinformatics package.
Bruker Daltonics Proteineer-LC 1.1 LC-MS/MS-based quantitative proteomics instrument, and the new ProteinScape 1.3 bioinformatics software. The Proteineer software suite extends the existing workflow support from 2D gel to LC-MS/MS-based protein identification and quantitation using Bruker Daltonics' Ultraflex II MALDI-TOF/TOF and HCTultra ion trap mass spectrometers.
Invitrogen SILAC protein identification and quantification labeling technology, as well as mass spectrometry-compatible solubilizers, Invitrosol LC/MS and Invitrosol MALDI, two MALDI matrices (Max Ion protein and Max Ion peptide) and Invitromass HMW and LMW calibrants.
PerkinElmer BioXPRESSION biomarker discovery and screening platform featuring the firm's new Proteomic Signature Technology. The new biomarker platform includes the prOTOF 2000 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, ProXPRESSION carrier protein-based blood biomarker enrichment kits, and BAMF technology from partner Predictive Diagnostics.
Thermo Electron LTQ Orbitrap hybrid mass spectrometer.
Thermo Electron H-ESI (Heated Electrospray Ionization) Probe with Dual Desolvation Zone technology for the Finnigan TSQ Quantum triple quadrupole instruments.
Waters Micromass Quattro Premier XE bench-top, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer with a mass range of 2- 3,000 amu configured for atmospheric pressure ionization LC-MS/MS.
Waters nanoACQUITY Ultra Performance LC chromatography system.
Waters MassPREP Phosphopeptide Standard — Enolase, MassPREP Enolase Digest with Phosphopeptides Mix, and MassPREP Enolase Digest and Phosphopeptide Kit for analysis and detection of phosphopeptides.
Waters QuanLynx and OpenLynx Application Managers for the MassLynx 4.1 Software. Allows spectrometrist to automate quantitative or qualitative processing, review results, and generate reports.
Waters MarkerLynx db Application Manager for MassLynx 4.1 Software for multivariate statistical analysis and database searching in metabonomics biomarker research.
Waters GCT Premier bench-top gas chromatography mass spectrometer.
Waters NanoEase Emitter for capillary and nanoflow mass spectrometry applications.
The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.