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Kinexus Bioinformatics, Applied Biosystems, MDS Sciex, GenoLogics, Millipore, Thermo Electron, Jeremy Norris, Scott W. Binder


New Products

Kinexus Bioinformatics announced this week the availability of its cell signaling proteomics database KiNET. The internet-accessible database features over 200,000 measurements of the expression levels and phosphorylation states of hundreds of signal transduction proteins from hundreds of different biological specimens, including over 200 tumor cell lines.

Applied Biosystems and its joint venture partner MDS Sciex this week launched their Tempo Liquid Chromatography systems. The new product line includes the nano LC system for one-dimensional nano HPLC, the nano MDLC system for multi-dimensional HPLC, the ht LC system for high throughput micro-flow applications, and the LC MALDI Spotting System for MALDI MS.

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software has released ProteusLIMS 3.0. The new release includes barcode support, billing support, and workflow templates to improve sample tracking and to ensure data accuracy. The release also includes new protein search comparison views that allow researchers to compare the outcomes of multiple protein search engine results. Existing customers will be upgraded with ProteusLIMS 3.0 this month.

Millipore announced this week the release of two tangential flow filtration products designed to allow researchers to purify large volumes of protein-containing solutions. Pellicon XL Devices are designed to be used with membranes for concentrating and desalting from 100 milliliters to two liters of protein-containing solution, while Pellicon 2 Mini-Cassettes are designed to be used for processing up to 10 liters of protein-containing solution.

Thermo Electron has released the LCQUAN 2.5 data-acquisition system for its Finnigan TSQ Quantum series of triple quadrupole mass spectrometers. The software includes a bi-directional interface with Thermo's Watson LIMS, and also enables 21 CFR Part 11 compliance Other new features include remote disc support and centralized file location.

Movers & Shakers

Jeremy Norris has joined Protein Discovery as director of mass spectrometry, the company said today.

Prior to joining Protein Discovery, Norris was an adjunct instructor of biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, where he received his PhD in chemistry.

While at Vanderbilt, he was responsible for tissue imaging work for outside companies and for designing and implementing the university's Serum Proteomics Core.

Pathologist Scott W. Binder has joined CombiMatrix's wholly owned subsidiary, CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics, as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board, Acacia Research said earlier this week.

A professor of clinical pathology and dermatology, chief of dermatopathology, and director of pathology outreach services at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he is the founder and director of a dermatopathology fellowship training program in California.

Binder received his BA and MD from the University of Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, and was a fellow at the Scripps Clinic and Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. He completed a preceptorship at New York University.

Note: Because of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, ProteoMonitor will publish next week on Tuesday, Nov. 22. We will resume normal publishing deadlines the week of Nov. 28.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.