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New Products: A Mass Spec-Based Thyroglobulin Test from Quest and More


Quest Diagnostics has introduced its Thyroglobulin Post-treatment Monitoring Test for monitoring recurrence of thyroid cancer following surgery.

The product is the first clinical test to use mass spectrometry to measure Tg, the company said, and is intended for use in samples where anti-Tg autoantibody production precludes use of conventional immunoassays.

Phenomenex this week released its new Yarra line of aqueous size exclusion chromatography columns for biomolecule analysis.

The columns come in three phases with 3-micron particles and are designed for separations of small to large proteins and peptides as well as biopharmaceuticals.

Enzo Life Sciences has released its new [pThr202/Tyr204]Erk ½ ELISA kit, which its says allows for detection of as little as 2.67 pg/ml of phosphorylated ERK1/2 and can process up to 40 samples in duplicate in three hours.

Everest Biotech is offering custom goat polyclonal antibodies for $300 for its collaborators. According to the company it will take on as many as 20 custom antibody projects per month.

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.