Ciphergen Biosystems, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, will commercialize Protein Equalizer beads, a technology to detect low-abundance proteins in serum samples. The technology uses a combinatorial bead library to concentrate low-abundance proteins and dilute high-abundance proteins.
The EBI, SIB, and PIR have released UniProt 2.0. The database, updated biweekly, contains 1,487,788 entries and can be accessed online at www.uniprot.org. A description of changes made to Uniprot since release 1.0 can be found at http://expasy.org/sprot/relnotes/.
Agilent Technologies has introduced the Multiple Affinity Removal Column, an immunoaffinity HPLC column to remove high-abundance proteins from mouse blood serum. The column removes albumin, immunoglobulin G and transferrin, the three most common proteins found in mouse serum.
The European Bioinformatics Institute has launched Integr8, a browser that assembles information from 179 completely sequenced genomes and their predicted proteomes, which was previously dispersed. Integr8 is available at www.ebi.ac.uk/integr8.