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Luminex, AnaSpec, NextGen Sciences

Luminex launched the FlexMAP 3D bead-based multiplexing system this week at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry annual meeting. FlexMAP is able to simultaneously measure up to 500 analytes in a single microplate, the company said in a statement. Other innovations include redesigned optics for improved assay performance, a dual syringe assembly to enhance throughput, and software to enable automation.

AnaSpec this week introduced its newest antibody solutions, anti-MMP-1 (Hinge) and anti-MMP-13 (Hinge). Raised against the regions of the antibodies, the epitopes do not overlap the catalytic domain and will not influence the activity of the MMP ferment in experiments, the company said in a statement.
The company also introduced new cathellicidins.

NextGen Sciences this week launched the optigels pre-cast 2D gels. Optigels are available in a range of gradients and support and are available with either standard or low fluorescing glass to allow compatibility with traditional and fluorescent labeling systems.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.