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Sigma-Aldrich, Global Genomics, Ariadne Genomics, GE Healthcare


Sigma-Aldrich has launched the Panorama Ab Microarray Cell Signalling Kit, the first in a line of antibody-based microarrays the firm plans to introduce. The kit consists of 224 immobilized antibodies and utilizes a specialized format that maintains antibody activity and specificity within a three-dimen-sional structure and nitrocellulose layer.

Global Genomics is preparing to release an improved version of its tangerine gene expression profiling database covering 168,000 human transcripts. The firm’s mouse transcriptome, containing 130,000 transcripts is available now, while the firm’s human and rat transciptomes will be available soon.

Ariadne Genomics has introduced its PathwayAssist 3.0 desktop software for visualization and analysis of biological pathways. The new software includes a database of more than 500,000 molecular interactions for pathway data mining, improved visualization tools, and enhanced gene expression data analysis functionality, the firm said.

GE Healthcare has launched its CodeLink Mouse Whole Genome Bioarray, the third whole-genome array released this year by GE (see BAN 10/20/2004 for more detail).

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.