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Biopharma, Bioinformatics Research Center, European Bioinformatics Institute


The second edition of Biopharma, the biopharma reference guide, is now available at The book is 654 pages, and has product, technology, and competitive descriptions and assessments for 250 products. The descriptions highlight composition, activity, nomenclature, companies involved and relationships, manufacturing methods, patents and technology transfer, regulatory history/status, medical uses/indications, market sizes/shares, as well as controversial aspects.

The Bioinformatics Research Center at the University of Glasgow has released a faster version of the TOPS topology-based protein structure comparison server. Users can go to:

The European Bioinformatics Institute released MSDbar, a toolbar application to search the Protein Data Bank Japan, among other databases. More information is available at:

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.