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

Shimadzu Corporation, MacCoss Lab of Biological Mass Spectrometry, UW Collaborate

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
Bookmark and Share
The companies will leverage the power of ASCENT™ clinical solutions on ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms.

Shimadzu and Indigo BioSystems today announced a partnership to develop and market mass spectrometry solutions that simplify and accelerate clinical data acquisition and data review for applications in clinical research, forensic toxicology and new drug development.

Under the terms of the agreement, Shimadzu is combining its ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms with Indigo BioSystems's expert system software. ASCENTTM clinical analysis software is a comprehensive and powerful data analysis suite that interprets visual data results from instruments and automatically reviews the data for problematic results. Results are delivered quickly, consistently, and reliably.

ASCENT supports the scientist by automatically analyzing and reporting correct data, and flagging only the outliers for expert review. ASCENT™ speeds sample analysis by automating peak selection and peak area fitting. ASCENT also includes assay-specific quality assurance rules, which allow peaks to be automatically tested for quality. ASCENT operates using a web-browser interface requiring no software to be installed on computers in order to perform quantitative analysis.

Patrick Armstrong, Director of Shimadzu Scientific Instrument’s R&D department said, “Indigo BioSystems’ tools for high-throughput, automated data analysis are highly developed with an impressive list of advanced features, and greatly simplify clinical laboratory workflows,” adding that, “We are excited to work with Indigo to leverage powerful ASCENT™ tools on Shimadzu ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms”.

Dr. Randall Julian, CEO of Indigo BioSystems said, “Our partnership with Shimadzu will result in tighter integration between their excellent ultra-fast LC-MS/MS and our automated analysis software ASCENT. This collaboration allows production labs to achieve maximum efficiency, superior quality, and rapid turnaround time. Shimadzu instruments, in combination with the ASCENT software, create a high-throughput, intelligent, production system.”



Further Information
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 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ 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

Shimadzu Establishes Latin American Subsidiary
Uruguayan subsidiary will strengthen company's sales and distribution whilst providing better support for customers and distributors in Central and South America.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Shimadzu and Phenomenome Discoveries Announce Exclusive Collaboration
Shimadzu and PDI will develop software tools for global profiling using high mass accuracy MSn data.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Scientific News
Lemon Juice and Human Norovirus
Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered from the German Cancer Research Center.
Signature of Microbiomes Linked to Schizophrenia
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorder.
Structural Discoveries Could Aid in Better Drug Design
Scientists have uncovered the structural details of how some proteins interact to turn two different signals into a single integrated output.
Protein Found to Play a Key Role in Blocking Pathogen Survival
Calprotectin fends off microbial invaders by limiting access to iron, an important nutrient.
Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation
New discovery could help prevent the formation of infectious bacterial films on hospital equipment.
How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.
Protein Found to Control Inflammatory Response
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that a protein called POP1 prevents severe inflammation and, potentially, diseases caused by excessive inflammatory responses.
X-ray Laser Experiment Could Help in Designing Drugs for Brain Disorders
Scientists found that when two protein structures in the brain join up, they act as an amplifier for a slight increase in calcium concentration, triggering a gunshot-like release of neurotransmitters from one neuron to another.
Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein
An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN.
Why We’re Smarter Than Chickens
Toronto researchers have discovered that a single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet.
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
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!