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New Products: Sage Science's PippinHT; MacVector Software Update

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Sage Science has launched PippinHT, a high-throughput DNA sizing platform for next-generation sequencing workflows. The platform incorporates the company’s sizing technology and increases throughput to 24 samples per run, compared to a maximum of five with Pippin Prep or BluePippin, and shortens run times by about 50 percent.


MacVector has launched MacVector 13.5, software for analyzing next-generation sequencing data. The new release includes enhancements to the Align to Reference tool, allowing it to handle circular sequences; and Align to Folder, which can scan NGS datasets with a DNA or protein query.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more