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MALDI mass spectrometry

The firm's diagnostics and genomics group saw an 11 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the third quarter.

Under the agreement, MRM Proteomics has granted Biodesix rights to use its iMALDI mass spectrometry technologies to develop blood-based tests for lung cancer.

The new version of the mass spectrometry-based system adds 144 microbial species to its database and includes new tools for sample preparation.

With the exception of Thermo Fisher Scientific, which released three new instruments, vendors focused mainly on expanded applications of existing platforms.

The firms will work to implement MALDI PharmaPulse high-throughput mass spec instrumentation at AMRI's Integrated Drug Discovery Center.

Certain alleles at two SNP sites in TP53 coincided with decreased colorectal cancer risk or an earlier time of disease onset in a study of almost 300 Taiwanese individuals with Lynch syndrome.

The mass spectrometry services and instrument firm is working with a Yale pathologist to develop proteomic tests for solid tumors.

Unlike MALDI-based microbial ID efforts from companies like Bruker and BioMérieux, the SimulTOF effort is focused not on clinical work but rather research uses.

Conference attendees discussed the growing number of MALDI-TOF applications while recognizing that LDT regulation poses a particular threat to mass spec-based tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Labcyte $1 million to create a process for detecting cancer-associated proteins in samples, the company announced today.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.