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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Guy della Cioppa, James Glover


New Products

Bio-Rad Laboratories has enhanced its KnowItAll Informatics System with Overlap Density Heatmaps and Overlap Density Consensus Object displays, the company said last week at the Pittcon convention in Orlando, Fla.

The patent-pending Overlap Density technologies enable researchers to visualize the most common, through least common, features of overlapped objects by color coding the areas from the highest to the lowest amount of overlap, Bio-Rad said. The technologies can be used to analyze large amounts of graphical data such as the mass spectra that come out of proteomics experiments.


Movers & Shakers

Guy della Cioppa, the head of business development at Advanced Ideas in Medicine, died on the March 3 after his vehicle veered off a road near Davis, Calif., and hit a tree, according to a local newspaper. He was 56.

According to The Reporter, della Cioppa was alone, driving a rented Ford Taurus westbound on County Road 31 when the vehicle drifted from the road. He died at 6:33 a.m. from a blunt chest injury.

Della Cioppa served as vice president of business development at Predictive Diagnostics until June 2005, when he left the company to form AIM, a new company that focuses on proteomic-based diagnostics for the early detection of cancer.

James Glover will retire from Beckman Coulter on June 30, the company said this week.

In an SEC filing the company said that Glover, chief financial officer, will retain his current pay and benefits for 18 months after his retirement date, that he will receive a pro-rated bonus for 2006, and his stock options will vest early, on his retirement date.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.