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Its 2022 – Happy New Year!

It is January of 2022 and the Somatek team wishes all colleagues and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful New Year!! Looking back at 2021 Somatek is happy to report another successful year. The business grew again significantly and revenue was up almost...

The Interesting World of mRNA Vaccines

The Scientist published under the title “Moderna vs. Pfizer: Is There a “Best” mRNA Vaccine?” an interesting summary of the current data on effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. As a somewhat accidental member of #team Moderna...

Optogenetics: A cool tool may have found medical use

Optogenetics is a biological technique that uses light to control neurons that have been genetically modified to express light-sensitive ion channels.  As such, it is a neuromodulation method that controls the activities of individual neurons in living tissue — even...

A New Type of Antibody –

For a long time 5 antibody types have been known in mammals, IgG, IgM, IgA, IgE, and IgD, with IgG being the work horse in biotechnology. So it drew our attention that a group at Duke University has described a new type of anti-glycan antibody that binds to a patch of...