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AT A GLANCE : Holds a PhD in molecular biology from the Free University of Amsterdam. Did his thesis on neuropeptide systems. Conducted postdoctoral research with Rene Bernards at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Started Netherlands Cancer Institute Microarray Facility in 1999.

A microarraying protocol developed by Niki Radulovich, a researcher at the University of Toronto using glass microarrays to spot RNA hybridizations on tumor tissues, is now being posted online. The protocol is designed for use of small volumes of RNA.

Relying on modified caulking rubber and the smarts of a 31-year old Caltech biophysicist, fledgling microfluidics maker Fluidigm has created a biochip that it believes will stimulate the flow of innovation in life sciences and other fields.

Researchers at Harvard and London-based Gendaq have used microarrays to detect DNA binding sites for zinc finger proteins, key molecules involved in gene regulation.

Aviva Biosciences, a small biochip startup whose operations stretch from Southern California to Beijing, China, has spun off a new company, Aviva Antibody, that will produce and market monoclonal antibodies for the biomedical research market, as well as for Aviva s biochips.

A new report predicted that the biochip sector will grow to just $1.1 billion by 2005, sharply undercutting recent projections by other research market firms.

Communications Giant Motorola has been sending out signals lately that it s ready to reach both researchers and diagnostic labs with its DNA array products.

PATENT WATCH: Jun 15, 2001

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IntegriDerm of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research grant to use its DermArray skin biology microarray for research related to skin diseases.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.