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Bio-Rad CFX Automation System II for Real-Time PCR

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the CFX Automation System II, a robotic plate handler that automates high-throughput real-time PCR for all Bio-Rad CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems. The automation system can operate one or two CFX PCR systems with a single plate handler, and is easily integrated with LIMS, Bio-Rad said. The system also features software that enables the integration of Bio-Rad's PrimePCR assays.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.