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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.