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Oxford Instruments Superconductivity, Genetix, Imaging Research


Oxford Instruments Superconductivity has released the new Cryojet HT nitrogen jet for use with x-ray crystallography. The temperature control system has a range of -183 C to 217 C, and includes an electronic controller to adjust temperature and gas flow settings, as well as software for remotely operating the system via computer. The tapered design allows the nozzle to be brought to within a few millimeters of the crystal, allowing crystallographers the precision for high-resolution work, the company said.

Genetix has launched a range of consumables and reagents for the proteomics market, including pre-cast SDS gels, IPG strips, gel stains, markers, and sample/running buffers. Pre-cast gels are compatible with a range of major gel electrophoresis equipment, including Amersham Ettan Dalt I and II systems, Bio-Rad Mini Protean II, III, and Dodeca Plus Cell systems, Novex, Owl, and Hoefer SE260 systems. IPG strips are available in a range of pH intervals and lengths for use with both silver and Coomassie stains. Genetix is also selling glass plates, hinged cassettes, plastic combs, spacers, and casting cassettes. The company also sells a system for excising gels, called the GelPix 2D.

Imaging Research has released version 7.0 of its ArrayVision software for analyzing protein and gene expression arrays. The new version is the first to incorporate a protein analysis module, which allows researchers to analyze protein/multiplex arrays on both microplates and slides. The module also quantifies protein concentrations using standard curves derived from a number of reference proteins.

The Scan

Another Resignation

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Can't Be Used

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PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.