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Genicon Sciences, a San Diego company that has developed a light-based technology to detect biological interactions on microarrays, has completed $32 million in a round of private financing.

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Incyte Confident About Affymetrix Suit After May Rulings Nanogen Awarded Two Patents For Microarrays Genomic Solutions Awarded Automated Hybridization Patent

Call them the microarray boutiques. A number of smaller companies are foregoing the genome-on-a-chip idea in favor of low-density arrays with selected sets of genes involved in specific metabolic pathways.

GeneTAC UC-4, AlphaArray.


Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., has released the GeneTAC UC-4, a new, high-resolution imager for detection and quantitation of microarrays printed on the entire surface of a slide-sized substrate.

HTS Biosystems of Hopkinton, Mass., has appointed Masaaki Sasajima as head of HTS Asia, marking the company’s official foray into the Asian market.

AT A GLANCE: Holds a bachelors degree in biochemistry from Middlebury College and a master of science degree in biotechnology from Tufts University. Interests outside the lab include playing hockey, softball, soccer, tennis, and golf.

Combining cDNA microarrays and artificial neural networks (ANN), researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed a genetic fingerprinting method for diagnosing four difficult-to-distinguish childhood cancers.

Swedish proteomics companies Gyros and Affibody have begun a strategic alliance to jointly develop a microfluidics-based protein microarray on a compact-disk format, the companies said.

As the promised replacements for Affymetrix s defective batch of U74 mouse arrays arrive at labs around the world, some customers are now demanding to be compensated with additional reagents to make up for their lost time and expense.


Pfizer and BioNTech announce they are seeking FDA authorization for their candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Science has retracted a 2007 paper from a former Dutch minister and his colleagues, according to Retraction Watch.

The New York Times reports that a plan to cull minks in Denmark to prevent the spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 strain led to calls for the prime minister's resignation.

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