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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences CytoFlex SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched the CytoFlex SRT benchtop cell sorter. Features include the ability to distinguish up to 15 fluorescent colors to define populations; four-way sorting; mixed mode sorting; and the ability to catch aborts and preserve precious cells, according to the company's website. The platform goes from startup to sample sorting in less than 30 minutes, and automates sort streat setup and maintenance throughout the sorting process. The platform also features CytExpert SRT software to further increase automation while requiring less supervision for both routine and complex samples, the company said.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.