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New Product Watch: Feb 9, 2010

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Roche NimbleGen said last week that it has certified genomics service provider Atlas Biolabs to provide target-enrichment and sequencing services using its technologies.

Atlas Biolabs, based in Berlin, will provide DNA capture services using NimbleGen sequence capture arrays, and then sequence the samples on Roche's 454 GS FLX.

Atlas Biolabs joins two other European NimbleGen-certified service providers: Eurofins MWG Operon and ImaGenes.


Silicon Kinetics last week launched new surface chemistries for its SKi Pro label-free biomolecular interaction analysis platform.

The new chemistries include NTA-Ni for His-tagged proteins, and protein A and protein G for coupling antibodies.

San Diego-based Silicon Kinetics said its 3D SKi Sensor biochips are used to detect protein-protein, protein-drug, or protein-DNA interactions in real time and quantify binding kinetics, dissociation rates, or biomolecular affinity ranking.


Dimole this week launched DIM-Array PVY PLRV. The system offers DNA-based simultaneous detection of potato Y potyvirus, including strains PVYO, PVYN, and PVYntn, as well as potato leafroll luteovirus and an internal control from dormant potato tubers.

The system allows for testing of a group of dormant tubers in a single assay within eight hours, Laval, Quebec-based Dimole said. The DIM-Array PVY PLRV system was evaluated by the potato laboratory Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment of Quebec, according to the firm.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.