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Corning Subsidiary to Manufacture Advion s Electrospray Chip for Mass Spec

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 - Corning subsidiary IntelliSense has signed a definitive 30 month deal to manufacture Advion BioScienes’ Electrospray Ionization Chip, a microelectro mechanical systems (MEMS) device for mass spectrometry.

Advion’s ESI Chip uses microfabricated electrospray nozzles to deliver a liquid sample into a mass spectrometer. The ESI Chip is designed to increase the sensitivity and stability for mass spectrometry analysis. The chip also reduces the amount of sample that it is required, ultimately helping to drive down costs, Intellisense said.

"When we decided to ramp-up production, we saw that we needed an experienced, ISO-certified manufacturing partner,” Tom Kurz, chief operating officer of Advion BioSciences, said in a statement released Wednesday.

“IntelliSense's depth of MEMS knowledge is exactly what we needed to ensure a high-quality product,” he added.

Advion BioSciences of Ithaca, NY, develops chip-based technologies for bioanalytical services. The ESI Chip is one of the few systems to combine mass spectrometry and microfluidics for high-throughput analysis in proteomics, genomics, and drug discovery.

Based in Wilmington, Mass., IntelliSense specializes in manufacturing products for the life science industry.