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Minneapolis – Thermo Fisher Scientific made a splash at this week's American Society of Mass Spectrometry annual meeting with the launch of its hi-res Fusion instrument (

New Products: ASMS 2013 Focus

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A number of vendors introduced new proteomics products at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting in Minneapolis this week. The following is a roundup of new offerings introduced at the conference.

AB Sciex this week said that its API 3200MD and 3200MD QTRAP mass spectrometers have received the EU CE-IVDD mark, allowing them to be sold in the EU for general in vitro diagnostic use including in hospitals and clinical diagnostic laboratories.

Researchers at the Beijing Proteome Research Center have developed a fast mass spec workflow that enables profiling of whole mammalian proteomes in as little as half a day.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week that two of its facilities have achieved ISO 13485 certification, moving the company forward in its efforts to develop liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry systems for clinical use.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leco and Danaher business AB Sciex today announced a co-marketing agreement to offer bundled liquid chromatography and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry-based solutions to metabolomics researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eurofins Scientific, AB Sciex, and Phenomenex are collaborating to develop methods to detect the presence of antibiotic and fungicide residue in animal feed.

Sera Prognostics said this week that it has exceeded enrollment of 4,000 subjects in its Proteomic Assessment of Preterm Risk clinical study supporting the validation of its proteomic test for predicting risk of preterm birth.

Caprion Proteome is leading a four-year, C$21 million (US$20.5 million) public-private partnership focused on development and implementation of clinical biomarkers and personalized medicine strategies for oncology.

After years of technical setbacks and challenges, mass spec-based clinical proteomics is "ready for prime time," a Thermo Fisher Scientific researcher told ProteoMonitor this week.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.