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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.

In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.