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AnaSpec and Epicentre Biotechnologies

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AnaSpec this week launched the SensoLyte 520 Beta-Secretase Assay Kit for amyloid-related research. The kit was developed using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer peptide, HiLyte Fluor 488-Glu-Val-Asn-Leu-Asp-Ala-Glu-Phe-Lys(QXL 520)-OH. The company last week released 26 new peptides for drug discovery research. They include stromal target antigen, leuprolide acetate, and mCRAMP.
 

 

Epicentre Biotechnologies launched the PeriPreps Periplasting kit this week for solubilization of the outer membrane of E. coli cells, permitting rapid extraction of proteins from periplasmic space.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.