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Forensics experts said that the DNA testing that helped identify Osama Bin Laden — most likely Y-linked short tandem repeat PCR amplification and analysis — could easily have been performed in a short amount of time and remote location using standard products from companies such as Life Technologies.

IP Roundup: May 3, 2011


SRU Biosystems, Promega, New York University

Product Watch: Jan 20, 2011


Akonni's TruTip genomic DNA extraction kit; Promega's ReliaPrep Blood and Tissue gDNA miniprep systems.

New Products: Dec 3, 2010


Waters, Agilent, Dualsystems Biotech, Promega, MS Bioworks, Sigma Life Science

The firms have teamed to offer sample processing, analysis, and consulting for proteomics research.

Cisbio Biosystems and Promega have partnered to make the Promega HaloTag protein labeling system available for use on Cisbio's Tag-Lite platform.

Product Watch: Aug 12, 2010


Promega's GoTaq 2-Step RT-qPCR system; Sage Science's Pippin Prep DNA size selection system.

Promega will sell a combined offering of kinase profiling tools from the two firms.

Cellular Dynamics International and Promega are embarking on a research collaboration to validate stem cell-based assays that can be used during drug development.

The technology, developed at the University of Hull, can perform PCR amplification using heating rates and reagent quantities an order of magnitude faster and smaller than commercial instruments.


Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.