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The companies will offer a system for the identification and quantitation of metabolites in biological samples.

The company said that EPS for next year is anticipated to be between $3.50 and $3.60. On an adjusted basis, EPS is expected in the range of $4.25 to $4.35. 

The Triple Quad 4500MD LC-MS/MS system, which consists of the LC-MS/MS platform along with Sciex's Analyst MD, Cliquid MD, and MultiQuant MD software, can be used for in vitro diagnostics.

As researchers continue to explore uses for DDA and DIA workflows, mass spec advances are enabling both methods to generate larger and more complete data sets.

With the exception of Thermo Fisher Scientific, which released three new instruments, vendors focused mainly on expanded applications of existing platforms.

Announced during the company's recent analyst day, the instrument could mark a major step in mass spectrometry's ongoing move into clinical applications.

While DIA methods like Swath have seen rapid uptake in proteomics, some core labs have struggled to add these workflows to their fee-for-service offerings.

A report from Leerink predicted Thermo Fisher Scientific could launch such a system within the next year, potentially opening up the clinical mass spec market.

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are among those pushing ion mobility spectrometry as a tool to boost complex biological sample analysis.

Overall growth was driven by the company's diagnostics segment, which rose 11 percent, while life sciences improved 6 percent

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.