Invitrogen Provides Update on Regulatory Review and Financing for the Applied Biosystems Acquisition

Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ: IVGN) today provided the following updates on regulatory and financing relating to the proposed acquisition of Applied Biosystems announced on June 12, 2008. Regulatory As previously announced on July 29th, the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) has expired in connection with the proposed acquisition. The expiration [...]

NuGEN and Hamilton Create Automated, Total Target Preparation Solution to Increase Throughput and Improve Gene Expression Analysis Workflow

NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a privately held company that develops and commercializes nucleic acid amplification and sample preparation systems, and the Hamilton Company, a world leader in precision liquid handling announced today the two companies have assembled an automated, total target preparation solution to address the high-throughput challenges required in processing large sets of clinical samples [...]

GeneBio Launches SmileMS 0.9 at Swiss MedLab International Congress

Geneva, Switzerland – September 16, 2008 – Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) SA today announced the expansion of its existing mass spectrometry (MS)-based offering with the public launch of version 0.9 of SmileMS, its unique solution to rapidly screen large sets of molecules with high confidence. SmileMS is a unique software platform for the identification and analysis [...]

PERKINELMER EXPANDS LINE OF GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETERS

New Clarus® 560 S Combines a Robust GC with High-End MS for Value and Performance WALTHAM, Mass. – PerkinElmer, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today announced an expansion of the company’s gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) product line with the introduction of the Clarus® 560 S GC/MS. It is designed specifically for [...]

Sigma-Aldrich Launches Breakthrough Genome-Editing Tools

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16 -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) today launched its CompoZr(TM) platform of zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) reagents. The CompoZr ZFN platform of reagents is expected to provide researchers with the ability to target and precisely manipulate the genome of living cells, resulting in cell lines or whole organisms with defined gene deletions, insertions, [...]

NEW PROTEIN FOLDING APPLICATION NOTE USES WYATT TECHNOLOGY’S DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING TECHNIQUE

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2008) – Wyatt Technology, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization products, announces the publication of a new, free-of-charge application note demonstrating the capability of its DynaPro dynamic light scattering instrument to monitor the dissociation of an oligomeric protein and unfolding of monomers simultaneously using chaotropic agents. The analysis of [...]

GE Security to Provide Next-Gen Chemical-Biological Identifier to First Responders

StreetLab Mobile Assists First Responders in Assessing and Reacting to Potentially Hazardous Substances in Seconds BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE - News), today announced its recently introduced StreetLab Mobile device will soon be capable of identifying biological as well as chemical substances. The biological identification upgrade will be available [...]

Invitrogen, Biocare to Market FDA Approved Breast Cancer Test

HER2 CISH Gene Amplification Test Now Available CARLSBAD, Calif.--Invitrogen Corporation, (NASDAQ:IVGN), a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Biocare Medical LLC, a leading provider of immunohistochemistry reagents, multiplex stains, and automated platforms for the anatomic pathology market, for the new SPOT-Light® HER2 [...]

deltaDOT launches a one hour baculovirus titer system: deltaTITER

Accurate baculovirus quantification in less than an hour London, UK, 15th September 2008… deltaDOT Ltd, a developer of highly innovative enabling technologies and products for bioscience research, has announced the launch of deltaTITER, a novel one hour baculovirus titration system. deltaTITER enables researchers to accurately quantify the amount of baculovirus in a sample in just [...]

Varian, Inc. Board of Directors Makes Officer Changes

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15 -- Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) today announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Sean M. Wirtjes, Vice President and Controller, to a new position, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, effective September 15, 2008. Wirtjes assumes the Treasurer position from G. Edward McClammy, who continues as the Company's Senior Vice [...]

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