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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

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.