Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

New Products: Apr 23, 2009


Nonlinear Dynamics this week introduced new versions of its Progenesis LC-MS, Progenesis MALDI, and Progenesis SameSpots software.

For the LC-MS product, a new Protein View step calculates protein levels from associated peptides in order to resolve instances when a peptide is associated with more than one protein.

Progenesis MALDI uses the "unique" Progenesis alignment approach, which "allows robust statistical analysis on complete datasets as there are no missing values," the company said in a statement. The software can also be used for SELDI-based analysis.

And new features on SameSpots allow the use of previous experiment information, including protein identifications across experiments.

GE Healthcare this week launched products to improve and simplify the 2D electrophoresis workflow.

The new products include precast low fluorescent DIGE gels and the DIGE Buffer Kit that improve gel-to-gel reproducibility; repackaged CyDye DIGE Fluor saturation and minimal dyes "that better suit experimental designs" according to the firm; and reformulated IPG Buffer and IPG strips that improve spot resolution.

InVitria last week introduced the Recombinant Albumin-DX and Recombinant Albumin-DX (Lipid Free) for diagnostic applications.

According to the company, the two products perform better than both bovine serum albumin and plasma-derived human serum albumin. Advantages include the reduction of non-specific binding and improved specificity; improved consistency; and improved stabilization of sensitive proteins and biomarkers.

Customer testing has resulted in biomarker activity twice that of other commercial alternatives, InVitria said in a statement.

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., the company develops and manufactures reagents and cell-culture products.

The Scan

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.