With results in from the first set of samples in its effort to create a protein-standard mixture, the Human Proteome Organization now faces the task of figuring out why some laboratories had trouble properly identifying the proteins.

The effort is the next step in HUPO’s initiative to create the protein-standard mixture, which began a year ago. In December, the organization sent out its first sample set of 20 proteins in equimolar amounts to 24 laboratories worldwide for analysis. The proteins were created by Invitrogen at a purity level of between 95 and 99 percent.

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