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Scienion SciREADER FL2

Scienion has launched the sciREADER FL2, a high resolution imaging technology for total multiplexing solutions. The reader is equipped with up to three fluorescent channels it can be applied for all common used blue, green, and red fluorescent dyes that are excited using LEDs with specific wavelengths. It also contains 96 well plates for standard fluorescence single parameter assays and multiplexed arrays. The software allows automated spot finding, image analysis, and evaluation of single arrays or array batches, the company said.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.