AgResearch to use SpectralWorks Software for Metabolomics Research
News Nov 18, 2009
AgResearch Limited, New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute (CRI) has entered into an agreement with SpectralWorks Limited for the supply and potential further development of their AnalyzerPro® MS Data Mining Software.
Based at the Grasslands Research Centre in Palmerston North, their Metabolomics Scientists will use the data mining capabilities of AnalyzerPro® for both GC-MS and LC-MS research projects for the benefit of the agricultural sector within New Zealand.
Scott Campbell, Director of SpectralWorks, says “We are very pleased to be associated with AgResearch with their vision to be the world’s foremost pastoral sector research and development organization.”
AgResearch is an independent, Crown-owned research and development company focused on creating value in New Zealand’s pastoral and biotechnology sectors.
Richard Curtis, Commercial Team Leader of the Applied Biotechnology Group said “The agreement with SpectralWorks is a significant step forward in our ability to develop systems to provide metabolomic analyses and services to the agriculture and biotechnology sectors in New Zealand and internationally. It provides options to use and develop innovative tools alongside our world-class metabolomics science team and we look forward to working with SpectralWorks to further develop this capability.”
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