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Biosite, EMD Biosciences, Qiagen, Syngene

Biosite premiered its Triage Meter-Pro at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Chicago. The device, a third-generation testing platform, provides rapid quantitative or qualitative results for immunoassays using urine, whole-blood or plasma and features built-in quality control capabilities.
The device is currently available in the US and will launch internationally later this year.

EMD Biosciences launched its ProteoPlex Human Angiogenesis Array. The array provides a complete solution to simultaneously determine the levels of eight angiogenesis-associated cytokines from 10 sera samples or tissue culture supernatants, the company said in a press release.

Qiagen released its EasyExpress Insect Kit II, an update to its EasyExpress Protein Synthesis Insect Kit. The new kit provides higher yields of posttranslationally modified eukaryotic proteins and offers increased flexibility in the use of templates.

Syngene announced that its multi-functional imager, Dyversity is now able to detect protein stained with Deep Purple in seconds. Syngene researchers used a Dyversity system fitted with a Cy-dye lighting module, dual-wave length transilluminator, UV, long-pass and Cy3-dye emission filters to image 1D acrylamide gels containing 1000-0.1 ng of Invitrogen’s molecular weight standard PeppermintStick, the company said in a press release.

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.