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Bio-Rad has launched its ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System, intended for chemiluminescent western blot detection.

According to the company the system offers the convenience of digital imaging systems along with better sensitivity and resolution than film. The imager also allows stain-free imaging for monitoring Western blot progression and quick protein normalization.


Expedeon has launched its pIMAGO phosphoprotein detection kit. According to the company the kit is not biased toward any amino acids and so can be used for detection of any phosphorylation site on any protein.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.