NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche's 454 Life Sciences said this week that its Genome Sequencer FLX has been installed at the University of Barcelona in Spain. The university's Genomics Unit of the Scientific and Technical Services will use the platform to study aquaculture and DNA alterations related to human diseases.


Waters said that the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research has purchased an Acquity UPLC/Synapt HDMS system and an Acquity UPLC/Xevo TQ MS system for use in its metabolomics research programs.

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