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GE Healthcare launched last week its DeCyder 2D 7.1 SPN software package for the characterization and quantitation of host cell proteins – a quality assurance parameter used in biopharmaceutical work.

The software provides an antibody-independent method of directly comparing target protein/HCP profiles between samples taken at various steps of biopharmaceutical processing, the company said in a statement.


OriGene Technologies announced last week at the 2010 American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference the production of over 5,000 heavy isotope labeled human proteins to be used as internal standards for SRM and MRM mass spectrometry.

The newly released protein standards will allow for more accurate targeted protein quantitation compared to heavy labeled AQUA peptides, the company said in a statement.


AnaSpec introduced this week its new Rhodamine 110 Labeled GO Peptides designed for the study of proteases like cysteine aspartate-specific proteases and serine proteases.

The Rhodamine 110 Labeled GO Peptides are generally cell permeable, making them useful in intact cells for applications like flow cytometry. Because Rh110 emits in the green range, autofluorescence interference from cellular components is minimal, the company said in a statement.

The Scan

UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method

Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.

DNA Biobank Developed for French Kidney Donors, Recipients

The KiT-GENIE biobank described in the European Journal of Human Genetics contains DNA samples, genotyping profiles, immune patterns, and clinical features for thousands of kidney donors or transplant recipients in Nantes, France.

Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Distinct Associations With Microbial Metabolites in Blood, Gut

By analyzing gut microbes in combination with related metabolites in feces and blood, researchers in Nature Communications found distinct cardiometabolic disease relationships at each site.

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.