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New Products: MS3 from Proteome Sciences and More

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Proteome Sciences this week introduced its new MS3 mass spectrometry workflow using its TMT isobaric tagging reagents.

The workflow significantly reduces the ratio distortion interference seen when using standard tandem mass spec workflows with isobaric tagging, offering improved mass spec-based protein quantitation, the company said.


Bio-Rad this week launched its new Bio-Plex Pro cell signaling assays for detecting phosphorylated and total proteins in key intracellular signaling pathways.

The product consists of 34 magnetic bead-based immunoassays available both as singleplex and all-in-one formats and offers a broader dynamic range and higher sensitivity than competing immunoassays, the company said.


Genalyte this week launched the first assays for its Maverick Detection System – the Maverick ENA 4 and ENA 6 Assay Kits – both for screening for autoantibodies linked to autoimmune connective disorders.

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.