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New Product Watch: Mar 3, 2009


BASE 2.10 has been released. New features include a Biomaterial LIMS system. BASE is a free web-based database solution for microarray analysis data developed at Lund University.

The software can be downloaded here.

Scientia Advisors last week launched ScientiaNET — a proprietary network of more than 10,000 experts on life science tools and technologies, medical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, and regulatory issues.

ScientiaNET enables clients to consult and interact with network members and makes it possible for the Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences consultancy to carry out custom-tailored electronic surveys of its expert base.

The network will also be used to organize roundtable discussions and events that will allow clients to meet with industry and academic experts in interactive and educational settings.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.