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As part of the deal, the companies will develop peptide-based applications on JPT's high-throughput proteomics screening platform. 

The researchers said the method increases the number of samples that can be sequenced at once, reduces the cost per sample, and will be particularly amenable for viral sequencing projects.

The automated benchtop system, called SPRIworks Fragment Library System I, is scheduled to be launched this quarter. It is capable of preparing up to 10 DNA libraries for the Illumina Genome Analyzer within five hours, according to Beckman.

GE Healthcare charges in its complaint that kits and instruments sold by Beckman Coulter Genomics based on the Agencourt Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization, or SPRI, technology "contain instructions to use the products in a manner that infringes one or more claims of the '231 and/or '946 patents."

Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.