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Micronics, a privately held microfluidics company in Redmond, Wash., has been developing a microfluidics microcytometry chip in collaboration with Honeywell that could be used as a mobile diagnostic device on a field soldier s wrist.

The September 7 BioArray News story, RNA Amplification Using T7 Method Gains Popularity as Commercial Version is Introduced, included a factual error.

Microarray startup NimbleGen, of Madison, Wisc., has nimbly coaxed open the tight purse strings of venture capitalists and raised an additional $9 million to fund its custom microarray program.

As concerns mount about preparedness for bioterrorism in the US, one microarray lab has already begun applying biochip technology to develop gene-based detection platforms for exposure to biological warfare agents.

The air freight slowdown and economic fluctuations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the US have not interrupted the growth trajectory of the biochip and microarray sector in any significant way, companies have told BioArray News.

PATENT WATCH: Sep 21, 2001

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Aviva Biosciences, Yale University, Clontech

Packard Biochip Technologies is planning to release ArrayInformatics, a new microarray database and visualization software package, in the first week of November.

Todd Lowe, Nicholas Naclerio

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The University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering has hired Todd Lowe to fill its newly created microarray faculty position.

AT A GLANCE Received his PhD in molecular biology from Aix-Marseille University in 1984. Postdoctoral research at Harvard School of Public Health working on transcriptional regulation.

Agilent and Incyte have expanded an existing licensing agreement to enable Agilent to offer a more comprehensive range of catalog and custom microarrays using Incyte s gene patent portfolio and its LifeSeq genomic database. Using LifeSeq, Agilent said it would develop highly specific cDNA- and oligonucleotide-based microarrays.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.