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PamGene will integrate Questra’s IDM device management software into the PamStation 96, a 96-array platform being designed for high-throughput applications in drug development, the company said.


Amersham Biosciences will launch a custom CodeLink microarray for gene expression and SNP analysis and a 55,000-probe whole-human-genome microarray in April. The company displayed both products at the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities this week in Portland, Ore. The company is also integrating a new substrate for its arrays, modifying its previous 3D substrate developed in collaboration with Surmodics.


The CodeLink Multiassay Bioarray will feature a 16-assay chamber with 1,250 features in each chamber. The CodeLink whole-human-genome product will be compatible with data produced by Amersham’s previous 20,000-gene human product.


Schott Nexterion will launch its Slide H microarray slide product in late April, the company said. The product integrates a hydrogel 3-D surface and is designed for proteomic applications as well as oligonucleotides. The company will also launch its Slide MPX borosilicate microarray slide with optional coatings of either amino, epoxy, or aldehyde and patterning architectures ranging from four to 48 well formats.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.