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New Products: Thermo Scientific GlycoLink Kits and More

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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week introduced its new GlycoLink Immobilization and Immunoprecipitation kits for protein affinity purification and the study of protein interactions.

The kits enable coupling of glycosylated proteins to a beaded resin and allow for greater than 90 percent coupling in four hours or less, the company said.


AMSBIO this week launched its MagSi-proteomics beads for the purification, concentration, and desalting of peptides and protein digests.

The beads have been modified with C4, C8, and C18-alkyl groups optimized for reversed phase applications and offer higher throughput and lower cost compared to tip-based separations, the company said.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.