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New Products: Mass Specs from Bruker and Ionics

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Bruker this week launched its new Solarix XR Fourier transform mass spectrometer, which the company said offers mass resolution greater than 10 million and resolving power of 250,000 at m/z 400 in one second at 7T.


Ionics Mass Spectrometry this week launched its new 3Q Series 300 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

The instrument, which features Ionics' new HSID Max Flow technology, offers attogram levels of sensitivity and a five-fold improvement in signal-to-noise over existing machines, the company said.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.