Life Science Instruments

Company Announcements

MR Solutions appointed AXT as a distributor for Australia in February.

Quanterix appointed SCRUM as its exclusive Japanese distributor for the research market in March.

In April, NanoString Technologies and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center entered into a multiyear collaboration to develop “multi-omic” assays to simultaneously profile both gene and protein expression with a focus on developing biomarkers for immuno-oncology and for targeted therapeutics.

In May, NanoString Technologies and the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network announced a multiyear translational research collaboration to discover biomarkers that predict clinical outcomes for cancer immunotherapies, both as single agents and in combination.

In April, Singulex announced a collaboration with the CHDI Foundation to develop biomarkers for Huntington’s disease research.

The US Department of Justice announced in April that Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying remuneration to physicians in exchange for patient referrals and billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary testing. HDL will pay $47 million, and Singulex will pay $1.5 million.

Product Introductions

Aspect Imaging introduced in January the affordable M3 and M7 benchtop MRI imaging systems for preclinical research. The M3 is designed for mouse imaging. The M7 performs imaging of mice and rats weighing up to 700 g.

MR Solutions released in February a 4.7 T model of its preclinical cryogen-free MRI system.

In March, Sage Science launched a proteomics early access program for its SageELFT technology, expanding the technology’s applications to protein fractionation for proteomic workflows.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences introduced the Sensor Chip Protein A for its Biacore system.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences released in April Biacore T200 Software v3.0, extending the applicability of the T200 to comparability assessment.

In March, SGI-DNA launched the BioXP 3200 System early access program. The BioXP 3200 has the capacity to simultaneously build 32 unique double-stranded DNA fragments.

In April, SCIEX introduced the P/ACE MDQ Capillary Electrophoresis System, featuring an easy-to-maintain sample interface, integrated auto sampler and internal high-capacity pressure module.

NanoString Technologies released the Immuno-Oncology RNA:Protein Profiling Panel, the PanCancer Progression Panel and the PanCancer Mouse Immune Profiling Panel.

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