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Shimadzu and Phenomenome Discoveries Announce Exclusive Collaboration

Published: Monday, July 02, 2007
Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2007
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Shimadzu and PDI will develop software tools for global profiling using high mass accuracy MSn data.

Shimadzu Corporation and Phenomenome Discoveries Inc (PDI) have agreed to integrate high mass accuracy mass spectrometry data generated on Shimadzu Corporation's LCMS-IT-TOF systems with the Phenomenome Profiler™ informatics platform.

This announcement further combines the Shimadzu Corporation's mass spectrometry product line with PDI's software tools to visualize and interpret data for biomarker discovery and global profiling studies including comparative proteomic studies.

Kozo Shimazu, Corporate Officer, Deputy General manager For Mass Spectrometry, at Shimadzu Corporation, stated, “Our collaboration with PDI has been enhanced to take into account the growing need of researchers working in biomarker discovery and comparative proteomics studies to use high mass accuracy MSn data.”

Mr. Shimazu added, “We believe that this collaboration further strengthens the relationship between Shimadzu Corporation and PDI and helps deliver a unique and integrated solution to help find components of biologically significance.”

John Hyshka, COO of Phenomenome Discoveries, said “Our agreement with Shimadzu Corporation allows investigators working in global profiling to find and identify key markers for disease using innovative mass spectrometry technology. This agreement reflects our growing commitment to develop new tools for advancing research into working with large data sets to identify key markers for disease.”

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