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BioMicro Systems, Infineon, Axon Instruments


BioMicro Systems of Salt Lake City, Utah, last week introduced a semi-automated MAUI hybridization system. The company said it improves sensitivity for low-abundance genes over traditional methods of hybridization for microarray analysis. The new system allows users to simultaneously process up to four standard microarrays with controlled heating and mixing.


Infineon of Munich, Germany, will introduce its Flow-Thru Chip system this week. The system, which includes biochips and instruments, sells for €60,000 ($63,000) and is available in kits for inflammation, cancer (lung and breast), and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS. The system includes biochips, a hybridization unit, and a CCD camera and system for data collection.


Axon Instruments is introducing the 4200A, a fully configurable four-color scanner (see page 3).

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Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.