Proteome Sciences

The method combines stable isotope dimethyl labeling with DiLeu isobaric tagging and allows multiplexing of up to 24 samples in a single mass spec experiment.

The multiplexed proteomic approach could offer better sensitivity and accuracy than existing methods while working with a wider range of instrumentation.

The approach uses isobaric tagging to quantify proteins in single cells, and is one of the first to bring mass spec analysis to the single-cell level.

The company plans to use the money to speed its transition to a contract research business model, and to support its TMT reagents business.

The company hopes that looking at multiple species of the phosphorylated tau protein could allow for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of the disease.

The company, which has struggled to turn its broad proteomics expertise into steady profits, plans to focus more tightly on its pharma services business.

The firm is placing about 13.9 million new shares of its stock at 18 pence per share. 

The UK-based proteomics and lipidomics firm will offer solutions to help healthcare professionals utilizing protein expression data in patient care. 

Proteome Sciences this week lowered its full year 2014 guidance, citing delays in the timing of several contracts.

Proteome Sciences appointed Martin Diggle to its board as a non-executive director. Diggle is a director and partner at Vulpes Investment Management, where he manages the Vulpes Life Sciences Fund, which holds roughly 16 percent of Proteome Sciences’ ordinary shares.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.