While most firms launched new mass spec systems, the larger focus was on developing and implementing the larger workflows surrounding these instruments.

The conference was relatively light on new mass spec launches, with many vendors focusing instead on more targeted applications of existing technology.

The approach brings together the spatial resolution of optical microscope and the rich molecular information generated by imaging mass spectrometry.

HandyLab has been awarded

New Products: Waters, Shimadzu


Waters this week released its Progenesis Q1 2.0 software for small molecule data analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week introduced its Thermo Scientific Vanquish UHPLC system, with which the company is targeted the high-end research market.

BALTIMORE (GenomeWeb News) – While triple quads predominated at last year's American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual meeting, high-resolution instruments were the focus of this year's gathering with several vendors launching new high-end QTOF or Q-Orbitrap machines.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shimadzu and Indigo BioSystems announced that they have formed a partnership for the development of clinical mass spectrometry workflows.

The Regents of the University of California have been awarded

Shimadzu said last week that it has registered several of its HPLC and LC-MS instruments as Class I medical devices with the US Food and Drug Administration, allowing them to be used in clinical settings.


The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.