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New Products: Mar 26, 2009


GeneBio this week launched the Software as a Service and PhenyxServer UNL.

Software as a Service allows proteomics researchers to order PhenyOnline or PhenyServer on a six or 12-month basis for a monthly rate.

PhenyxServer UNL is designed for users who need to run Phenyx on an unlimited number of processors, such as proteomics core facilities, consortia, departments, labs, and groups. The service allows them to carry out high-throughput experiments using Phenyx without limits within their large-scale computing environment.

AnaSpec this week launched its stapled helical peptides custom synthesis service.

Chemical modification of an alpha-peptide bind with increased binding affinity for its target "and may provide a useful strategy for experimental and therapeutic modulation of protein-protein interaction in many signaling pathways related to apoptosis in cancer cells as well as in vivo pharmacokinetics and efficacy in disease models," AnaSpec said in a statement.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.