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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

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.