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New Products: Tecan's Freedom EVO NGS Workstation

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Tecan has launched Freedom EVO NGS workstation for sample preparation and PCR set-up for next-generation sequencing applications. The workstation includes automation for library preparation, quantification, qPCR set-up, normalization, pooling, and capture. It also incudes all the modules required for setting up next-gen sequencing libraries. Tecan developed the workstation in collaboration with the High-Throughput Sequencing Facility at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.