Avacta Collaborate with University of Liverpool
News Feb 04, 2014
Avacta Life Sciences has initiated a collaboration with Professor Rob Beynon and his team at Liverpool University to combine Affimer microarrays and reagents with mass spectrometry with the aim of delivering powerful new methods for biomarker and drug target discovery.
Beynon in the Department of Integrative Biology at Liverpool University was recently awarded a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship to work with Waters (a leading mass spectrometer manufacturer) and Avacta, with a focus on developing approaches to handling complex protein mixtures for proteomic analysis.
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