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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched its Pierce Peptide Retention Time Calibration Mixture for the prediction of peptide retention times on reversed-phase HPLC columns.

The mixture contains 15 synthetic heavy peptides mixed at an equimolar ratio to elute across the chromatographic gradient and is designed to streamline the transition between mass spec discovery results and targeted assays, the company said.


Bruker introduced this week single-use MALDI Biotarget sample plates for its MALDI Biotyper workflow for microbial identification.

The plates are designed for use by satellite laboratories for sending in to a central facility equipped with a MALDI-TOF mass spec machine, and make target cleaning procedures unnecessary while reducing the need for chemical handling, the company said.

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 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.