Bruker this week released a new reference library for its MALDI Biotyper instrument.

Bio-Rad this week introduced its new Image Lab 4.1 software for use in quantifying protein expression levels in western blots via its ChemiDoc MP imaging system.

Movers & Shakers


Agilent this week awarded Michael MacCoss $75,000 as part of its 2011 eMerging Insights grant program in support of his work on open source data-integration tools.

The firm also released pro forma results for its Q1 — reflecting the dispositions of the specialty product lines — showing $2.1 million less in revenues than previously reported, while its cash position increased 45 percent.

The deal is in line with Caliper's strategy to sell off non-core parts of its business.

The company will work with a University of Copenhagen researcher to develop new synthetic peptide tools for the Syro Wave platform.

New Products


Gentel Biosciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Vermillion, Biotage

John Morris Scientific will distribute the Biotage products in the two countries.

Biotage will cut around 65 jobs from its operations in Virginia as it prepares to move to new offices in North Carolina.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.