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Thermo Fisher Scientific, AnaSpec, Protein Discovery

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched the MSQ Plus single quadrupole LC/MS detection system. The system has been enhanced to feature fully automated system security, secure data integrity, built-in audit trails, and electronic signatures and sign-offs, the company said in a statement. The MSQ Plus can be “seamlessly” integrated with Thermo Fisher’s Accela HPLC.
Thermo Fisher also introduced its Sorvall Legend Microcentrifuge Series this week. The instruments have higher speeds, higher acceleration rates, increased capacity, and improved safety and convenience, the company said in a statement.

AnaSpec this week introduced its SOCS, or suppressor of cytokine signaling, antibodies. According to the company, the proteins “form part of a classical negative feedback loop that regulates cytokine signal transduction via a STAT-induced transcriptional mechanism.” The SOCS antibodies, validated in western blots using cell or tissue lysates, come in 50 µg format.
AnaSpec also launched its EnzoLyte 520 Renin Assay Kit last week. The company says its kit is 40 times more sensitive than comparable kits on the market. While other kits offer sub-nanomolar potency and selectivity, AnaSpec says its product offers picomolar sensitivity.

Protein Discovery last week launched its Tissue Imaging-by-the-Slice service that reads and delivers tissue imaging MALDI-MS data for $1,200. The data comes from tissue samples supplied by customers.

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.