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Protein Discovery, Millipore, Robert F. Friel, Jeffrey D. Capello, Gerald J. Dal Pan


New Products

Protein Discovery announced this week the launch of its new mass spectrometry tissue imaging service. Based on proprietary processes and exclusive technology licenses from Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas, the service is designed to provide insights into protein expression, disease progression, and drug metabolism.

Millipore announced this week the availability of the fifth edition of its Protein Blotting Handbook. The publication contains techniques for protein blotting, including 17 protocols for protein transfer, visualization and immunodetection. In addition, the handbook contains a detailed troubleshooting guide and several innovative methods, such as the Rapid Immunodetection Method that reduces detection time by several hours, and the Double Blot Method that eliminates non-specific binding.


Movers & Shakers

PerkinElmer announced key management promotions yesterday that will become effective Jan. 1.

Robert F. Friel was appointed vice chairman and elected to the Board of Directors. Jeffrey D. Capello was appointed senior vice-president and chief financial officer.

Prior to this, Friel was senior vice-president and then executive vice-president and chief financial officer.

Capello was vice-president of Finance, including corporate control and treasury, since 2001.

The US Food and Drug Administration selected Gerald J. Dal Pan as director of the Office of Drug Safety in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research last week.

Dal Pan joined the FDA in 2000 and spent three years as a medical reviewer in the Division of Anesthetic Critical Care and Addiction Drug Products before moving to CDER's Office of Drug Safety as a division director in 2003. Prior to that, Dal Pan directed clinical research for Guilford Pharmaceuticals and HHI, LLC., Clinical Research and Statistical Services. He's a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.