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Bruker TimsTof Mass Spectrometer and Metabobase Metabolic Library

Bruker has launched its TimsTOF Mass Spectrometer and MetaboBase Metabolic Library. The TimsTOF system combines high ion mobility resolution greater than 200, using Bruker's proprietary trapped ion mobility spectrometry, with the company's ESI-QTOF mass spectrometry. The new mass spectrometry uses ion mobility technology to enable the high-definition profiling of compounds and conformations in complex samples, the company said. The MetaboBase library, contains high-resolution accurate mass MS/MS spectra of over 13,000 metabolic compounds for the seamless identification of metabolites.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.