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Fujitsu Computer Systems


The BioSciences group of Fujitsu Computer Systems said this week that it has officially released the CellInjector Version 2.0 automated microinjection system for large-scale direct injection of agents through cell membranes.

A major new feature of Version 2.0 is the ability to automatically inject adherent cells as well as suspended cells.

For more details on CellInjector Version 2.0, see the May 5 issue of CBA News.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

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Test for Them All

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