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New Product Watch: Jul 13, 2010


Agilent Technologies has certified SeqWright to offer Agilent's SureSelect Target Enrichment System for use with Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencing platform as part of its DNA technology services.

Roche NimbleGen this week said that Macrogen has become its Certified Service Provider for Korea.

Macrogen will now offer NimbleGen's Comparative Genomic Hybridization/Copy Number Variation services in its lab in Seoul, and will process gDNA samples for CGH/CNV using the complete NimbleGen array CGH workflow including the MS 200 Microarray Scanner, Roche said.

iKaryos Diagnostics recently announced regional distributors in Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.

The new distributors, who were not named by the firm, will market iKaryos' SNP array-based Virtual Karyotype cancer diagnostic services, which provide genome-wide copy number and loss-of-heterozygosity information for both fresh and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumors.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.