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Furukawa Electric Single Cell Hunter

Furukawa Electric has launched the Single Cell Hunter, a microchip-based automated live cell high-throughput screening system. Single Cell Hunter analyzes live cells on a microchip within a temperature-adjustable chamber to catch the responses of stimulated cells under near-physiological conditions and identify them in a time-lapse mode, which enables accurate evaluation of the real potential of each cell. The system features standard, pre-coated microchips for dynamic identification and recovery of fluorescence-labeled cells, or for fluorescence-linked immunosorbent assays for the identification of the cells that have an ability to secrete antibodies or specific antigen proteins. The platform also features multi-color screening, and AI-based high-precision cell-friendly pick-up and drop-off technology, which enables recovery of even a single yeast cell as small as 3 μm in diameter from a 10-μm microwell.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.