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Genewave, Genedata

Genewave this week launched HybLive, an automated microarray platform that combines the functions of hybridization, washing, melting, and real-time fluorescence imaging in one system.
According to Genewave, the system also enables a variety of applications such as rapid verification and validation of probe design, environmental sample monitoring, multiplex on-chip melting curves determination, on-chip DNA and protein interaction studies.

Genedata this week released Expressionist 5.0, its enterprise high-throughput biomarker discovery platform.
According to Genedata, Expressionist 5.0 offers increased accuracy in classification analysis through the use of ROC curves, k-fold cross validation, and a host of other new tools; enhanced capabilities for cross-validation of expression data from different platforms or comparison of treatment effects in different samples; improved analysis of ontology relationships through a Gene Ontology browser; and support for Affymetrix GeneChip exon arrays.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.