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Waters, Tecan, European Bioinformatics Institute, Applied Biosystems


Waters said it is about to launch a new line of 75 µm and 100 µm ID nanoscale chromatography columns, called NanoEase. According to the company, these are suitable for nanoscale protein and peptide separations for mass spectrometry. Available chemistries include Symmetry C18, Symmetry300 C18, Atlantis dC18, and XTerra MS C18.


Tecan has introduced a hybridization station, HS 400, which is a compact version of the company’s HS 4800 system. The new station enables automated hybridization of up to four microarray slides at a time at temperatures ranging from 4 ºC to 85 ºC. It can be operated via an integrated module or from an external PC.


The Macromolecular Structure Database group at the European Bioinformatics Institute has released its SSM (Secondary Structure Matching) protein structure comparison service for download and in-house installation at: msd-srv/ssm/cgi-bin/ssmdcenter.


Applied Biosystems said that its BioQualification service now provides installation and operational qualification as well as performance verification validation support for its QStar XL, Q Trap, API 4000, API 3000, API 2000, and API 150 EX mass spectrometers.


The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.