NEW YORK, May 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Massachusetts Medical School has opened a Proteomic Consortium that combines existing UMMS facilities with assets acquired from Charles River Proteomic Services and bioinformatics expertise from Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, the university said yesterday.
The consortium offers protein analysis services to UMMS faculty and, on a fee-for-service basis, to academic and commercial institutions. It consists of two existing protein mass spectrometry facilities at UMMS as well as a new group of two former Charles River Proteomic Services employees that have joined the university. UMMS has also acquired protein fractionation and analysis equipment from Charles River Proteomics Services, a joint venture between Charles River Laboratories and Proteome Systems that closed down at the end of last year.
Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, which operates a business incubator for start-up companies in