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Genomic Solutions, TTP Lab Tech


Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., has finished revamping its website. Information about its proteomics software, exclusively licensed from ProteoMetrics, is available at The information and tools formerly available at and www.genomicsolutions have now been incorporated into the company’s main website. Access to mass spectrometry search engines ProFound and Sonar MS/MSTM as well as the ProteinInfo is now provided at, or through the “bioinformatics” home page. Licensed users of Knexus and RADARS/MSTM may now use their login ID and password to download product updates from


TTP Lab Tech, based near Cambridge, UK, has launched Mosquito, a micropipetting instrument that combines a fixed head pipettor with disposable tips. According to the company, the instrument is capable of pipetting down to 50 nanoliters with little variation.

At its core is a bandolier spool of miniature syringe-like micropipettes that provides a continuous feed of disposable tips to the pipetting head. Each bandolier has 35,000 micropipettes. When a spool is finished, it can be removed and replaced with a new one.

The system is compatible with 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plates. The micropipettes are made of polyethylene and stainless steel. Any volume in the range of 50-1,200 nanoliters can be selected.

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