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MiraiBio, Elsevier MDL, William Rich, Gail Page, James Rathmann, John Young, Gene Cartwright


New Products

MiraiBio, a division of Hitachi Software Engineering America, has released MasterPlex QT v2.5, quantitation software for statistical analysis of multiplexed data generated on the Luminex 200 liquid array detection system. The software includes multi-sample charts, three-dimensional depth charts, and intensity maps, and is able to generate weighted four- and five-parameter logistics standard curves, dose-response curves, and residual plots.

Elsevier MDL has released the initial version of its MDL Notebook electronic lab notebook, which allows scientists to store experiment protocols, share hypotheses with colleagues, and legally document discoveries.


Movers & Shakers

William Rich will retire as CEO of Ciphergen, and as a member of the company's board of directors, effective Dec. 31. Gail Page will be promoted from president and COO to president and CEO of the company.

James Rathmann has been appointed executive chairman of Ciphergen, and John Young will act as the company's lead outside director. (see story, this issue, for further details).

GE Healthcare named Gene Cartwright as president of its Molecular Diagnostics business to lead the development of the in-vitro clinical diagnostics business.

He will be based in Piscataway, NJ.

Cartwright was previously at Abbott Laboratories as vice-president of strategic programs for its molecular diagnostics business. He received his PhD in chemistry from Stanford University.

NOTE: This is the last issue of ProteoMonitor to be published in 2005. We will resume our normal publishing schedule on Jan. 6, 2006.
The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.