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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.

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.