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For the three months ended July 3, the Washington DC-based conglomerate recorded $5.30 billion in total sales compared to $4.44 billion in the year-ago period.

While there were a few new mass spectrometry instrument introductions, vendors focused primarily on software and sample separation advances.

Highlights included mass spec-focused developments like data-independent acquisition and ion mobility along with platforms including Thermo Fisher's Q Exactive.

With new instruments and workflows able to quantify thousands of proteins in as little as five minutes, 2019 was the year proteomics cracked its throughput problem.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

While the approach lost some of its luster after failing to deliver on early hype, technological improvements are revitalizing interest among researchers.

Developed using the center's "industrialized" proteomics workflow, the panel identified patients up to a year before their diagnosis with 89 percent accuracy.

Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

At the recent ASMS annual meeting, vendors including Bruker, Sciex, and Thermo Fisher Scientific presented new versions of the fast-growing mass spec technique.

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Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.