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WaferGen ICell8 Single-Cell System

WaferGen Biosystems launched the ICell8 single-cell system. The SmartChip-based platform can isolate thousands of cells and process specific cells for analysis, including next-generation sequencing.

The system incorporates CellSelect automated imaging and software and the ability to run multiple samples or experiments on a single chip, by partitioning the chip in as many as eight sections.

Single cells from solid tumors, brains cells, pulmonary airway cells, multiple cell lines, and nuclei, ranging from 5 to 100 µm in size, can be isolated and dispensed into a single chip without pre-selection or filtering.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.