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New Products: Nano UPLC from Waters and More


Waters this week introduced its new Acquity UPLC M-Class system, a nano- to microscale UPLC system rated for 15,000 psi operation.

The system offers improved sensitivity for analysis for low abundance targets and is suited to applications including proteomics and metabolomics, the company said.

Protea Bioscience has launched its GPR-850 Gel Protein Recovery System for recovery of proteins from polyacrylamide gels.

According to the company, the system can simultaneously extract proteins from eight different gel spots in less than 20 minutes.

Denovix has launched its DS-11 Microvolume Spectrophotometer, which features an Android operating system, touch screen, and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need to interface the device with a computer. The instrument can quantify 0.5 – 1.5 ul samples of nucleic acids and proteins.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.