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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

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.