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Shimadzu Moves Kratos' X-Ray Spectrometry Business to Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Unit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will take over Kratos Analytical’s X-ray spectrometer business, Shimadzu, which owns both companies, said today. 
 
On April 1 SSI will begin selling, servicing, and supporting X-ray spectrometers sold in North America and Mexico, the company said.
 
SSI will take on product lines including the energy dispersive X-ray series, the X-ray diffraction series, and the wavelength dispersive X-ray series spectrometers. 
 
SSI, which is based in Columbia, Md., will focus its efforts on marketing the bench-top EDX-720, Shimadzu said.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.