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

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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

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.

Family Genetic Risk Score Linked to Diagnostic Trajectory in Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers in JAMA Psychiatry find ties between high or low family genetic risk scores and diagnostic stability or change in four major psychiatric disorders over time.

Study Questions Existence of Fetal Microbiome

A study appearing in Nature this week suggests that the reported fetal microbiome might be the result of sample contamination.

Fruit Fly Study Explores Gut Microbiome Effects on Circadian Rhythm

With gut microbiome and gene expression experiments, researchers in PNAS see signs that the microbiome contributes to circadian rhythm synchronicity and stability in fruit flies.