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New Product Watch: Aug 17, 2010

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Gentel Biosciences recently launched its APiX Disease Profiling Kit. The kit contains a single-capture antibody array and is suitable for profiling hundreds of disease-related proteins across multiple disease states, Gentel said.

The kit combines Gentel's APiX chromogenic detection platform and Clontech's research-validated Antibody 380 array technology to help scientists study tumor-associated antigens, compare proteomic and transcriptomic data, and perform target identification and validation using an alternate readout to current fluorescent offerings, according to the firm.

The kit measures data using the Gentel Proteomics Multi-System and AthenaQuant analysis suite of software.


Randox Laboratories has launched two Metabolic Syndrome Arrays. The first biochip, Metabolic Syndrome Array I, includes analytes associated with metabolic syndrome, including: C-peptide, ferritin, IL-1α, IL-6, insulin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-I, resistin and tumor necrosis factor α.

Metabolic Syndrome Array II includes adiponectin, C-reactive protein, and cystatin C. The Metabolic Syndrome Arrays are suitable for use on plasma and serum, the company said.

The Scan

Should've Been Spotted Sooner

Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier.

For Martian Fuel

Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo.

To Boost Rapid Testing

The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests.

PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing

In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.