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New Products: Mass Spec Imaging from Protea and More


Protea Biosciences this week introduced its Mass Spec Imaging Center, a dedicated facility for mass spec-based imaging projects featuring instrumentation including the company's LAESI DP-1000 system.

The center specializes in distribution profiling of biomolecules in tissues, biofilms, and living populations including cell cultures, bacteria, and fungal colonies, the company said.

Nonlinear Dynamics has introduced a new application, Progenesis ClearSpec, as part of its Progenesis LC-MS software package.

The application deisotopes and charge deconvolutes thousands of high-resolution MS/MS spectra in seconds to aid in analysis of MS/MS data, the company said.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced its MYECL imager for capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and western blots.

The imager uses charge-coupled device camera technology to double the sensitivity of conventional X-ray film and improve the dynamic range 10-fold, the company said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.