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New Products: Dec 17, 2010


GE Healthcare this week announced it has added single-use plastic bed supports to its AxiChrom chromatography column platform.

The new supports are designed for use in potentially corrosive conditions, particularly for work with high chloride concentrations at low pH. The bed supports are compatible with all AxiChrom columns and have the same level of regulatory compliance as the columns themselves, the company said.

Pressure BioSciences this week launched sales of its Shredder SG3 sample prep instrument.

The Shredder SG3 is a portable mechanical system for breaking apart difficult-to-disrupt tissue and organism samples that the company said can be used for a variety of life science sample prep applications.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.