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Invitrogen, Phoenix S&T, Bruker Daltonics, Isis Pharmaceuticals

Invitrogen lauched this week the iBlot Dry Blotting system and the iPrep purification instrument.
The iBlot system transfers proteins from polyacrylamide gels to nitrocellulose membranes in preparation for downstream analysis. The iPrep instrument automates nucleic acid purification using Invitrogen’s ChargeSwitch technology.

Phoenix S&T this week launched its SureSpray technology for mass spectrometry analysis of proteins and metabolites. In a statement, Phoenix said SureSpray’s orifice is larger than that of nanospray ionization technology. That and its inert plastic surfaces reduce the clogging and variation in signal intensity found with the nanospray ionization method, the company said.
The SureSpray is available for shipment and is available in chip format and HPLC columns.

Bruker Daltonics and Isis Pharmaceuticals this week launched the Ibis T5000 biosensor system in Europe. The system is used for the identification and characterization of micro-organisms and uses Bruker’s micrOTOF ESI TOF mass spectrometer.
In July the companies announced an agreement whereby Bruker would be the exclusive worldwide manufacturer of the T5000 system. The agreement gives Bruker exclusive rights to sell T5000 in Europe.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.