Lumera Receives Purchase Order from HMS for a ProteomicProcessor Biosensor
News May 05, 2006
Lumera Corporation has announced that it had received a purchase order from Harvard Medical School (HMS) for its beta ProteomicProcessor™ Biosensor instrument.
"To have an organization of Harvard Medical School's standing purchase one of our beta instruments is extremely gratifying," said Dr. Tim Londergan, Director of Lumera's Bioscience Business Unit.
"We look forward to demonstrating our instrument's capability with Dr. LaBaer's cancer biomarker platform and believe that data from this collaboration will enhance our value proposition with pharmaceutical customers."
As previously announced, Lumera's strategy in this arena is to place five beta units with highly respected, world renowned research organizations to demonstrate and establish new applications, which take advantage of the instrument's unprecedented throughput.
This purchase order from HMS is the second placement of the biosensor.
Using EBX reagents, researchers have converted the C-terminal carboxylic acid of peptides into a carbon-carbon triple bond - an alkyne (in chemical jargon a "decarboxylative alkynylation"). The alkyne moiety is a very valuable functional group that can be used to further modify the peptides.READ MORE