Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Mass Spectrometry
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Thermo Fisher Scientific Signs Distribution Agreement with MKI

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The agreement sees Thermo become the exclusive worldwide marketer and distributor of MKI’s Lipid Search software for interpretation of lipidomic research data.

Lipid Search software, developed by Prof. Ryo Taguchi of The University of Tokyo and MKI, supports Thermo Scientific high-resolution accurate-mass Orbitrap and hybrid Orbitrap systems as well as triple quadrupole mass spectrometers. Lipid Search software processes data from both infusion MS/MS and LC-MS/MS data, and uses MS2 and/or MS3 data to identify lipids from a comprehensive database of more than one million species. The software integrates data from multiple samples or groups, and is intended for both novice and expert users.

“This agreement represents an ideal pairing of powerful lipidomics software with our family of high performance mass spectrometry and chromatography instruments,” said Dr. Yingying Huang, strategic marketing manager, metabolomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific “Together we provide a unique, powerful, and highly efficient workflow solution for the Lipidomics market. We’re committed to helping customers accelerate their research by freeing them to concentrate on their work rather than their tools.”

Lipid Search software can identify lipids from raw mass spectra generated by a wide range of mass spectrometers from major manufacturers. Its database provides very high coverage compared to other commercial lipidomics software. It accommodates a number of acquisition modes, including precursor ion scanning, neutral loss scanning and product ion scanning. Lipid Search also enables quantitation of identified lipids. 

”Analysis of lipidomic data requires an enormous amount of energy and time,” said Takeshi Bamba, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Biotechnology, Osaka University.” With Lipid Search, we can successfully automate that process, to dramatically enhance performance.  By simultaneously analyzing more than one million mass spectrometry data, we can uncover many previously unreported lipids.”  

Lipids are a type of metabolite that performs a number of biological functions, including energy storage, cell signaling, and supporting cell membrane structure. The Lipidome, the profile of all the lipids present in a tissue sample, is studied to discover the mechanisms of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, plus some cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and infectious diseases. Interest in lipidomics has been growing in recent years for biomarker discovery and drug development.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Thermo Fisher Scientific Chosen for Two Awards
Thermo Scientific Vanquish UHPLC System voted Scientists’ Choice Best New Separations Product, Thermo Fisher Scientific voted Reviewers’ Choice Company of the Year.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Thermo, University of Birmingham Partner to Study Brominated Flame Retardant Pollution
Research aims to increase understanding of the environmental fate and behavior of brominated persistent organic chemicals through deploying recent advances in analytical instrumentation.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Thermo Fisher Scientific and Newman-Lakka Institute to Collaborate
The collaboration will research diagnostic approaches for personalized cancer treatment.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
Adjusted operating income for the second quarter of 2012 increased 16% compared with the year-ago period.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Scientific News
Spotlight on Acoustic Liquid Handling
Journal of Laboratory Automation special issue highlights how acoustic liquid handling enables breakthrough innovations.
Microbes Take Their Vitamins
Scientists exploit organisms' needs in order to track 'vitamin mimics' in bacteria.
Keeping a Specimen's Story Straight
Imagine 96 people standing shoulder to shoulder, not touching and attempting to breathe only the air un-exhaled by the others. Sound impossible?
Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris.
Diagnosis of Two Rare Childhood Diseases Improved
For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) and metachromatic leukodystrophy, and that could even lead to new treatments for CDGs.
Cleaning Out the Membrane Each Day
Cell membranes are made up of a lipid bilayer that is constantly changing due to the flux of material in and out of the cell.
New Test for Cancer and Diabetes Biomarkers
University of Warwick researchers developed the test to help identify molecules in collagen.
Cooperating Bacteria Isolate Cheaters
Bacteria, which reciprocally exchange amino acids, stabilize their partnership on two-dimensional surfaces and limit the access of non-cooperating bacteria to the exchanged nutrients.
Novel Approach to Understanding Brain Function
Russell Poldrack scanned his brain to create the most detailed map of brain connectivity ever.
Periodic Table of Protein Complexes
New tool helps to visualise, understand and predict how proteins combine to drive biological processes.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!