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New Products: Shimadzu's Protein Digestion Platform

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Shimadzu this week announced the global launch of its new Perfinity Digestion Platform, an online enzyme digestion HPLC system that automates the protein analysis workflow from digestion through LC separation to mass spec analysis.

The platform enables online trypsin digestion in as little as one minute as well as full online automation to improve reproducibility, the company said.

The system went on the market in the US in March. This week marks its launch outside the US.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.