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PerkinElmer Life Sciences, Ciphergen Biosystems, Shimadzu Biotech


PerkinElmer Life Sciences has released a new range of clear SpectraPlate microplates. The 96- and 384-well plates are available with medium or high protein affinity, as well as for cell culturing. They are designed for ELISA and other colorimetric assays.

Ciphergen Biosystems has introduced an automation system, called ProteinChip AutoBiomarker, to complement its SELDI platform. The instrument provides automated sample preparation, spotting and chip loading, as well as a database, biomarker analysis software and a kit for serum protein expression profiling.

Shimadzu Biotech has released PsiPort, a web-based data review and acquisition LC/MS software designed to optimize high-throughput mass-directed auto purification. Using a graphical browser interface, PsiPort includes customized report templates, an “internet print friendly” format, and specific pre-configured acquisition and post processing parameters for LC, MS and peripheral devices.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.