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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

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.