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New Products: Oct 8, 2010


Caprotec Bioanalytics last week launched new caproKits for C2 CAMP, dasatinib, and biotin capping.

The launch of the three kits brings the total of commercially available caproKits to 10 and expands the company's portfolio into the areas of signal transduction, epigenetics, and proteases. CaproKits are based on Caprotec's Capture Compound Mass Spectrometry technology, which allows the isolation and identification of defined protein classes, reducing proteome complexity to enable easier analysis of target molecules, according to the company.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.