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New Products: Multiplex Immunoassays from Aushon; Software from Sage-N; and More


Aushon Biosystems announced this week its plans to launch a new multiplex protein biomarker platform.

The company said the system would offer the sensitivity and reproducibility of single ELISA in a multiplexed format. It added that it plans to launch the system in June and has placed systems with several early adopters including major pharmaceutical firms and the Duke University Medical Center.

Sage-N-Research this week released the newest version of its Sorcerer Proteomics Edition software package.

The new edition features new native file formats based on MS2 and SQT for easier data handling as well as processing for raw files from Thermo Fisher Scientific LTQ Orbitrap Velos and Q Exactive machines.

SomaLogic this week released its SomaSuite software tool for the handling and analysis of proteomic data generation on its SomaScan system.

Developed by NEC, the product is a stand-alone, Windows-based tool that will be included as part of the SomaScan assay service.

NextGen Sciences this week launched its new CSFassay-human B.1.0 for the measurement of 173 cerebrospinal fluid proteins linked to various central nervous system disorders.

KPL this week released its new SignaLock ChemiWestern western blot kits, which the company said offer sensitivity down to low femtogram levels of protein.

The Scan

Should've Been Spotted Sooner

Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier.

For Martian Fuel

Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo.

To Boost Rapid Testing

The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests.

PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing

In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.