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New Products: Mass Specs from AB Sciex; Sample Prep from Thermo Fisher

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AB Sciex this week introduced its new AB Sciex API 3200MD and 3200MD QTRAP mass spectrometers, both intended as in vitro diagnostic devices and registered with the US Food and Drug Administration as Class I exempt devices.

The instruments are intended for measuring both inorganic and organic compounds in human samples for clinical purposes, the company said.


Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched its Prelude SPLC sample prep and LC system.

The system is intended for routine clinical research, the company said, and features automated sample preparation and dual HPLC channels.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.