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Micromass, Spotfire in Deal to Link Proteomics Analysis Tools

NEW YORK, April 24 – Micromass has agreed to link its mass spectrometry software applications to Spotfire’s portals, Spotfire said Tuesday.

The deal is designed to help researchers speed up chemical and protein analysis by linking Micromass’ MassLynx software application to Spotfire’s e-Analytic and DecisionSite applications.

Spotfire, which was not immediately available for comment, did not describe how the companies would charge for the service.

"Micromass and Spotfire share the objective of providing people with the high-performance instruments, analytic applications, and technologies they need to make breakthrough discoveries," Alexis Wallace, director of business development at Spotfire, said in a statement.

"Now, our mutual customers have access to valuable information and a powerful analytical platform to conduct analyses that support better, faster decision making," Wallace said.

In November, Spotfire signed a similar deal with Thermo LabSystems whereby the companies agreed to integrate Spotfire’s portal with Thermo’s Nautilus Lab Information Management System. Users would need to buy both the Spotfire and Nautilus products and would have to pay Nautilus to install a link on-site.

Separately, Spotfire also said it has become a charter member of the e-MS Consortium,  which promotes enhanced software interoperability in order to leverage in silico mass spectrometry.


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