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Bio-Rad's Amplichek II Quality Control

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the Amplichek II, an independent, multi-analyte quality control test that monitors the performance of in vitro laboratory nucleic acid testing procedures for the qualitative detection of healthcare-associated infections. It was recently issued a de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, and it is the first in a series of infectious disease controls that Bio-Rad plans to introduce to the molecular diagnostic testing market, 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.