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Shimadzu introduced this week its Nexera ultra high-performance liquid chromatography system.

The instrument's newly designed Nexera SIL-30AC autosampler minimizes carryover and features an injection speed of 10 seconds as well as an overlapping injection function to reduce cycle times. In addition, the system's LC-30AD pump uses an automatic pulsation-correction mechanism and high-speed parallel microplunger design to allow for pulse-free solvent delivery and excellent retention time reproducibility, the company said.


Thermo Fisher Scientific this week released its Thermo Scientific Pierce Fe-NTA Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit.

The kit includes high-capacity Fe-NTA spin columns and buffer for analyzing 30 protein digests, with each column capable of enriching up to 150 micrograms of phosphopeptides for mass spectrometric analysis, the company said.


Decodon released this week its Delta2D version 4.1 software for the analysis of 2D gels.

New features include a Labels Report function that shows labels with isoelectric point and molecular weight data and Speckle Filters that remove spikes from fluorescence dyes and Western blot images.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.