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Tecan, Agilent, Geneva Bioinformatics


Tecan has introduced a Te-MO 3/3 multi-channel pipetting device for its Genesis platform. Through its compact design, it does not increase the footprint of the whole workstation. Plates can be loaded on the system while other plates are being pipetted. The instrument pipettes 96-, 384- and 1536-well plate formats. It works with most workstation modules and is controlled by Tecan’s Gemini software.


Agilent has launched its 1100 series nanoflow liquid chromatograph for mass spectrometry-based proteomics applications. It is designed to provide stable ultra-low flow control and is suited for one-dimensional and multi-dimensional separations. The instrument uses a solvent delivery technology. Its pump is optimized for nanoliter-per-minute flows and features active-feedback flow control, which automatically compensates for partial blockages or back pressure changes. The instrument’s price starts at $55,890.


Geneva Bioinformatics has released

Melanie 4

, the latest version of its Melanie 2D gel analysis software. It can handle large data volumes and its gel analysis steps can be automated through customizable scripts that are exploitable on any dataset. Data management and visualization tools have been added. It has an open architecture, based on XML, and can be integrated into any laboratory workflow. A free demo version can be downloaded at

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.