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BioFocus Adds Waters' Xevo Mass Spec Tool

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Contract research company BioFocus DPI said today that it has installed a Waters Xevo TQ Mass Spectrometer for use in its drug metabolite discovery services for pharmaceutical clients.

Using the Xevo alongside Waters' UltraPerformance liquid chromatography technology will increase the lab’s throughput and "allows more accurate measurements to both quantify and confirm the identity of metabolites in a wide range of biological fluids and tissues," enabling an increased likelihood of metabolite detection, the company said.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.