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As part of the deal, the companies will develop peptide-based applications on JPT's high-throughput proteomics screening platform. 

Shimadzu has released its Perfinity NoRA trypsin columns for use with the Perfinity Workstation and Perfinity Integrated Digestion platform.

Panasonic of Osaka, Japan, has received US Patent No. 8,475,646, "Biosensor, thin film electrode forming method, quantification apparatus, and quantification method." The provided biosensor includes two pairs of electrodes in a specimen supply path.

Columbia University of New York has received US Patent No.

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No.

GE Healthcare of Uppsala, Sweden, has received US Patent No.

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Plexera recently began selling its surface-plasmon resonance-based PlexArray System to early-access customers and plans a full commercial launch.

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Affymetrix, Roche NimbleGen, Plexera, Stanford University, Roche, Pathwork Diagnostics

It was not immediately clear whether PerkinElmer would divest all of its proteomics assets or retain a portion of them, though it described them as “discontinued operations” during its fourth-quarter earnings statement.

The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.