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News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The method uses DESI-MS imaging to analyze fine-needle aspiration biopsies and could help evaluate cases where traditional cytology is inconclusive.

Neurosurgeon Christopher Kellner is developing a test for aneurysm detection and leading an industry-funded effort to profile blood clots from stroke patients.

The instrument's ability to run in negative-ion mode allows it to move beyond its traditional focus on proteins and into the analysis of other analyte classes.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to offer combined genetic and biochemical testing services out of Blueprint's clinical laboratory in Seattle.

The Tokyo-based firm said it will use the funding to support prototyping and commercialization of its mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy instruments.