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Biofortuna AmpDRY Air-Dried Master Mix

Biofortuna announced today that it will launch its ampDRY master mix for PCR applications at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo 2018. The firm has developed its ampDRY hot-start master mix to allow complete endpoint or real-time PCR assays to be stabilized in a dry format at ambient temperatures for at least 12 months. Biofortuna said that it also offers full in vitro diagnostic contract manufacturing services using ampDRY, and can customize the manufacturing process to match customer requirements and develop bespoke, cost-effective stabilized products. 

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.