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New Products: Sage-N Sorcerer Update, Western Reagents from Bio-Rad, and More

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Sage-N-Research this week released a new configuration of its Sorcerer platform based on the Primergy TX300-S7 tower server, including Intel's E5-2600 series processor.

The new platform has 16 cores compared to 8 previously, offering more simultaneous computing power, the company said. It also has added storage space and a more energy-efficient design.


Bio-Rad this week launched is new Clarity western ECL substrate, a chemiluminescent detection reagent for western blotting.

The reagent offers low background, long signal detection, and sensitivity into the mid- to low-femtogram range, the company said.


Phenomenex introduced this week a 5-micron particle column to its Kinetex core-shell line.

According to the company the column provides on average 90 percent higher efficiency compared to equivalent full porous columns.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.