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Bio-Tek Instruments, Li-Cor Biosciences, System Biosciences

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Bio-Tek Instruments and Li-Cor Biosciences last week announced the commercialization and integration of the Bio-Tek Bio-Stack microplate stacker with Li-Cor's Aerius Automated Infrared Imaging System for performing In-Cell Westerns.


System Biosciences has recently launched GeneNet siRNA libraries targeting the full human and mouse genomes.

According to the company, each library contains more than a hundred thousand siRNA templates that target 47,400 human or 39,000 mouse transcripts.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.