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New Products: Ion AmpliSeq Transcriptome; Maverix Biomics' Software Update; More


Thermo Fisher has launched the Ion AmpliSeq Transcriptome Solution for the Ion Proton. The kit targets known RefSeq genes, enables an input RNA of 10 ng and is compatible with formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue, according to the company. The Ion Torrent Suite software is used to generate differential expression profiles for an initial primary analysis, after which users can export data into their existing downstream software application. The company recommends running eight samples per PI chip.

Maverix Biomics has launched its latest release to the Maverix Analytic Platform, which includes mRNA-seq 2.4, Small RNA-seq 1.7 and Exosome RNA-seq 1.7 The new versions will automatically be loaded into current customers' accounts, but previous versions will also remain available.

Multiplicom has launched MID for the Ion PGM system. The kit contains eight specific MID primer mixes, including reagents for universal PCR and reagents for GeneScan labeling. The kit is designed to be used in combination with Mulitplicom's MASTR assays. It is currently available for research use only.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.