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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

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.