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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the launch last year of two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared mass spec microbiology platforms, microbe identification has emerged as one of clinical proteomics' most prominent success stories.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters today reported that its revenues in the second quarter were up 7 percent, driven by broad-based pharmaceutical demand and strong US sales.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Waters today announced that it will establish a joint open laboratory with the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters has sold $200 million in senior notes in a private placement, it said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission today.

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.

BALTIMORE (GenomeWeb) – With the launch of a new crop of high-resolution instruments at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference here this week, vendor

New Products: ASMS Focus

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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters said today that the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved registration of its Acquity UPLC TQD system for sale as a medical device for routine diagnostic applications and neonatal metabolites disease screening.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With first quarter results in for major life science mass spec vendors, a mixed picture has emerged as academic, government, and pharma spending delays, particularly in the US and China, countered stronger performance in European markets.

Waters this week introduced its Cortecs 2.7 micron HPLC columns with solid-core particle technology.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.