Biotage

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.

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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.

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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 Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.