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Millipore, Biacore, Bio-Rad, BD Biosciences


Millipore announced last week the release of its new Ultrafiltration Handbook. The publication includes 20 application notes and protocols for protein research, DNA sequencing, forensic and clinical applications. In addition, the handbook's selection guide helps researchers choose the most appropriate ultrafiltration tool for a wide range of applications, including protein concentration, desalting, PCR clean up and sequencing reaction clean up, the company said.

Biacore announced last week the launch of its new Biacore T100 system designed to meet a broad range of protein interaction analysis applications. The system provides researchers with real-time information about how a protein interacts with other proteins or other low-molecular weight compounds. It is designed to complement the new array system that was introduced by Biacore at the end of 2004, the company said.

Bio-Rad announced last week the introduction of six new phosphoprotein assays for its Bio-Plex suspension array system, bringing its total number of bead-based multiplex assays, based on Luminex's xMAP technology, to 22.

Antibodies for the new Bio-Rad assays are exclusively developed and validated by Cell Signaling Technology. The new phosophoprotein assays feature the following phosphorylation-state specific antibodies: phospho-p70 S6 kinase; phospho-p90RSK; phospho-STAT2; phospho-TRkA; total Akt; and total p90RSK.

BD Biosciences introduced its new monomeric green fluorescent protein last week. Encoded by BD Living Colors AcGFP1 vectors, the green fluorescent protein, called AcGFP1, is ideal for multicolor applications in flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy, the company said.


The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.