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Hiroyuki Mitani, Ambion


People in the News

Hiroyuki Mitani has been appointed president and CEO of GE Healthcare Technologies, Japan.

Mitani joined GE Japan in 1992 as director of business development. Prior to his current role, he served as general manager of marketing and sales for GE Transportation, Japan. In 1996, he served as general manager of marketing and sales for GE Energy, Japan.

Mitani received his MS in operations research from Stanford University, and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo.


Products & Services

Ambion has recently introduced the MagMax-96 blood RNA isolation kit.

According to the company, the kit uses technology that binds RNA more efficiently than glass fiber filter methods, resulting in higher RNA yields. Additionally, the kit eliminates filter clogging due to cellular particulates in samples experienced with glass fiber filter-based RNA isolation methods.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.