Protea Biosciences announced this week the launch of new protein identification services. The new services offer improved capability to identify proteins in complex mixtures and generate user-friendly protein databases, the Morgantown, W. Va.-based company said.
Nucleic Acids Research has published its annual web server issue, which includes 159 papers describing 166 web-based computational tools for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein sequences and structures. The issue is freely available to subscribers and non-subscribers at http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol33/suppl_2/index.dtl?etoc. A complete listing of the 2005 NAR servers is available at http://bioinformatics.ubc.ca/resources/links_directory/narweb2005/.
Movers & Shakers
Nanosphere has hired Gregory Shipp as vice president of medical affairs, a new position at the company. Shipp's appointment comes as the firm prepares to launch its Verigene system for detecting DNA, RNA, and proteins on a single platform. Shipp was most recently medical director and chief medical officer for i-STAT, an Abbott point-of-care division. He also served as clinical affairs director for Boston Scientific Medi-tech, and as senior medical officer for Bio-Reg Associates.