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Agilent Licenses Protein Mass Tagging Tech from GNF

NEW YORK, June 2 - Agilent has licensed a protein mass tagging chemistry from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, the organizations said today.


The technology is a chemical reagent designed to to derivatize and mass tag protein samples before mass spectrometry analysis. The application potentially increases sensitivity of MS detection and has utility in de novo sequencing of proteins.


The reagent can be used with multidimensional liquid chromatography, 1D- or 2D-gel electrophoresis.

The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

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