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BioPerspective, Bachmann Consulting, NMI, Predictive Patterns Software, Genetix, National Institute of Standards and Technology, RSC Books, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology


BioPerspective, Bachmann Consulting, and NMI have published a report, “Protein Biochips: Parallelized Screening for High-Output Biology.” The report, which costs $3,650 for a single-user license, evaluates technologies and strategies of 69 companies in the field.

Predictive Patterns Software has launched a proteomics package for GeneLinker that facilitates the analysis of protein biomarkers. The package allows for the easy import and analysis of a variety of mass spectrometry data. The package is free to GeneLinker customers; demo versions are available from the company’s website.

Genetix has launched a series of workstations, called Protein Portfolio Platform, to manage protein-based workflows. The workstations are available for different protein applications, including phage display, library management, enzyme evolution, protein-protein interactions, and pathways.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has established an online database of AIDS-related protein structures that can be accessed at

RSC Books published a book by K Downard this month entitled “Mass Spectometry: A Foundation Course.” The textbook covers mass spectrometry across the chemical, physical, biological, medical, and environmental sciences.

The Spanish National Center of Biotechnology has developed iHOP (Information Hyperlinked over Proteins), a tool that converts 14 million PubMed abstracts into a network of interlinked references, using genes and proteins as hyperlinks. iHOP is available at


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.