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The "carbon-on-metal" technology would address limitations to gold as a material for protein array development, making such arrays less susceptible to non-specific binding, less prone to denaturing proteins, and more reusable.

CEO Tim Burland said the company hopes to be able to make its carbon-coated-on-gold surfaces available by the end of the year, and to expand its business into applied markets, such as bioengineering and environmental and agricultural testing.

The Madison, Wis.-based company’s imaging systems analyze protein arrays made on gold biochips, which enables label-free analysis that may “accurately reflect how proteins function in real life,” the company said.

Funding Update for Jun 23, 2009

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NSF Microarray Grants Awarded April 8 — June 23, 2008

New Products: Feb 26, 2009

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Agilent, GWC Technologies, Pall Life Sciences, AnaSpec

New Product Watch: Feb 24, 2009

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GWC Technologies, BioTrove, Stone Bond Technologies

The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.