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908 Devices Inc. a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, announced at ASMS today a new Oligos assay kit for its ZipChip device that enables fast and accurate identification and quantitation of oligonucleotides. Using this new Oligos kit with the ZipChip device, biopharmaceutical lab personnel now have an easy method for high-resolution separation and mass spec sample introduction without the use of harsh ion-pairing reagents.

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When decision-makers seek to integrate new hardware into their automation process, they are often looking at a few key areas: the ease of use, price point, features, and the ability to utilize the hardware at multiple points throughout their system. The new A50 and A70 thermal cameras come in three options—Smart, Streaming, and Research & Development to fit the needs of professionals across a variety of industries—from manufacturing to utilities to science.  The new cameras offer improved accuracy of ±2°C or ±2% temperature measurement, compared to the previous accuracy of ±5°C, or ±5% temperature measurement. The cameras all include an IP66 rating, along with a small, compact size with higher resolution options compared to previous versions.

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ECA Group introduces a new camera dedicated to the nuclear sector, combining the characteristics of a high-definition color camera while offering unparalleled radiation tolerance for this type of sensor. Hence, ECA Group is strengthening its range of inspection cameras in multiple environments and continues to meet its customers’ requirements. EVO 145 HD is an omnidirectional visualization unit for nuclear applications in air or water, integrating the features of a high-definition color zoom camera.

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced on November 11 that its Board of Directors has authorized management to repurchase up to $250 million of the company's common stock from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. This repurchases authorization expires on November 11, 2022. .

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Environics won and signed a remarkable contract with VARD a Fincantieri company, a Norwegian shipbuilder of high-quality specialized vessels for the global market, located in Ålesund, Norway. The contract comprises three CRN detection systems, the first 2 systems to be delivered in 2022, and a third one in 2023.

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Bruker Corporation announced on December 2nd that its established CE-IVD marked FluoroType® SARS-CoV-2 varID Q real-time multiplexed PCR assay reliably detects all SARS-CoV-2 variants, and in addition is expected to also provide a clear indication of Omicron (B.1.1.529), recently declared a ‘variant of concern’ by the WHO. FluoroType® SARS-CoV-2 varID Q is a multiplexed CE-IVD marked PCR assay for the detection and quantification of all major SARS-CoV-2 variants, based on Bruker´s proprietary LiquidArray® technology.

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Monitoring the stannous tin (Sn(II)) content in technetium-99m (99mTc) radiopharmaceuticals is essential for quality control. Differential pulse polarography is a straightforward, interference-free, and sensitive technique for this analysis mentioned by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Technical Report Series No 466 as analysis method. Metrohm Application Note AN-V-219 describes the analysis for a cold kit for the preparation of sodium pertechnetate (99mTc) injection.

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The company will showcase these relationships, as well as new additions to its industry-leading offering of mass spectrometry (MS) and chromatography instruments, during the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Reconnect event, being held virtually November 15-19. "Proteomics research has the potential to expand our scientific understanding and uncover new biomarkers to meet unmet medical needs," said Andreas Huhmer, senior director, life sciences research omics marketing, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "While there has been significant progress in our ability to perform advanced analyses such as single-cell and translational proteomics, there are still improvements needed in the efficiency and reproducibility of workflows. The agreements we're announcing today will enable us to continue to deliver innovative proteomics solutions to customers with a goal to make these workflows accessible to everyone."

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On December 1st, 2021, SIGA Technologies, Inc., a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the health security market, today announced that Health Canada has approved oral TPOXX® (tecovirimat) as an extraordinary use new drug. Specifically, Health Canada has authorized the use of oral TPOXX for the treatment of human smallpox disease in adults and pediatric patients weighing at least 13 kg.

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Dr. Arnab Basu, the chief executive of Sedgefield-based Kromek Group plc has been honored with the highest accolade bestowed by the Institute of Physics (IOP), an honorary fellowship. The IOP is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. The honorary fellowship is the highest accolade it offers, to reflect an individual’s exceptional services to physics.

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Teledyne FLIR announced it is the recipient of a 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its CBRNE Detection System for the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R700. The identiFINDER R700 is the latest in a long line of Teledyne FLIR Detection solutions to win ‘ASTORS’ awards. This is the fifth straight year that the company has been honored.

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This fall, Bertin Technologies delivered three wavefront analyzer calibration systems named SWFS to Airbus Defence and Space, the prime manufacturer of MetOp meteorological satellites. This equipment will soon be integrated into the innovative IASI-NG instrument intended for the in-depth analysis of the Earth’s atmosphere (temperature, humidity, atmosphere composition, climate variables).