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Acceler8 Technologies, Greiner Bio-One, Biocore Screentech Conference

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Acceler8 Technologies of Denver has introduced a new line of high-performance microtiter plates, produced in collaboration with Greiner Bio-One, a German manufacturer. The plates are sold with Accelr8’s OptArray line of microarraying slide products. The company said the plates are early in the market for supporting high-performance microarraying and coincide with efforts to introduce high-volume arraying and scanning.

Biocore of Uppsala, Sweden, will launch Procell, a fluorescent cell-based assay system, at the Screentech Conference, March 23-26, in San Diego. The system is designed to characterize compounds that interact with G-protein-coupled receptors and ion channels.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.