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Millipore said that the technology will be used to develop a range of new multiplex immunoassay kits that can be used with the Luminex xMAP platform.

At ABRF’s annual conference this week, its various research groups presented preliminary results from their studies. One study found that clinical labs had trouble detecting PSA using standard ELISAs, which to some degree was a validation of proteomics.

Industry Briefs: Feb 12, 2009

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Millipore is betting that the buy, which is expected to close in the next several weeks, will provide its customers a powerful cell biology/protein expression-analysis tool for the benchtop.

The firm's Bioscience division had a strong year, posting 10 percent revenue growth.

Gentel believes its APiX assays and platform will be attractive to both its core pharma customers, who are interested in adding new assays to compound screening programs, and to new academic customers, who might be attracted to the system's lower cost.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.