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New Product Watch: Oct 13, 2009


Randox Laboratories last week launched Evidence MultiStat, a desktop analyzer that offers up to eight cardiac results within 20 minutes. The Evidence MultiStat also supports an array for drugs of abuse, Randox said.

The cardiac arrays include markers for CK-MB, FABP, myoglobin, and cardiac troponin. The drugs-of-abuse array includes multiple analytes such as amphetamine, barbiturates, benzadiazepine, cannabinoids, and cocaine.

Arrays for stroke, metabolic syndrome, cancer, fertility disorders, thyroid disorders, synthetic steroids and additional drugs of abuse are currently in development, Randox said.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.