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CEM Corporation Sells 100th Automated Peptide Synthesizer

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CEM Corporation has announced that the Company has recently sold its 100th automated microwave peptide synthesizer in only 2 years time.

The Liberty™ Microwave Peptide Synthesizer was first introduced in February 2005. It has quickly become the most preferred peptide synthesizer available due to the benefits of microwave technology, and is being used by many well-known research facilities and companies including Scripps Research Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hoffman LaRoche, University of Edinburgh (UK), Rockefeller University, Amgen, Mayo Clinic, and Kyoto University (Japan).

Additionally, CEM has sold 40 of its Discover®SPS Systems, a manual version of the microwave peptide synthesizer. The use of microwave energy for solid-phase peptide synthesis allows peptides to be synthesized faster, often with higher purities than can be produced using traditional methods.

“We have seen a great acceptance of microwave systems in the peptide synthesis community, because they give biochemists the ability to perform new syntheses and do other things that simply weren’t possible using conventional methods," said Michael J. Collins, president and CEO of CEM Corporation. “We expect to see continued growth in this market for the next several years.”

Liberty’s ability to produce difficult peptides that cannot be made using conventional methods gives companies interested in peptide production a definite advantage.

CEM had an article accepted for publication by the Journal of Peptide Science due out next month. The article features additional research that has further optimized the technology. This is part of CEM's continued mission to provide instrumentation and leading-edge application and chemistry support.