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New Products: Jun 11, 2009

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Premier Biosoft International last month released the Enterprise Edition of SimGlycan, a glycan and glycoprotein MS/MS data analysis tool.

Researchers can now set up a custom database and use SimGlycan to search for glycans and glycoproteins using the database. Novel glycans that have not yet been published can be added to private databases by drawing their structure on SimGlycan's drawing canvas, Premier Biosoft said in a statement. A numerical representation of the drawing is submitted to the database, "making it easy to construct customized databases," it added.


Cellexus this week launched the 50 liter format of the CellMaker Regular, a single-use, disposable bioreactor system that provides increased ODs and improved yields for soluble proteins, compared to flask-grown cultures.

The system is designed specifically for culture of pichia, E. coli, and algae cells. In October Cellexus introduced the 8-liter CellMaker system.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.