NEW YORK, March 7 – Proteome Systems and Millipore have agreed to develop and market proteomics kits using Millipore’s sample preparation technology and Proteome’s proteomics technology, the companies said Wednesday.
The first kit, to be used for protein digestion in 2D gels prior to performing mass spectrometry analysis, will harness Millipore’s MultiScreen and ZipTip products. Proteome, of Sydney, Australia, will assemble the kits, and Millipore, of Bedford, Mass., will hold the exclusive distribution rights.
"We expect the first of a series of gel digestion kits to be introduced shortly,” said Keith Williams, CEO of Proteome, in a statement. “The device and membrane expertise of Millipore coupled with our proteomics expertise will lead to novel solutions for proteomics researchers."
Proteome Systems, with 75 employees in Sydney and Boston, is currently building a large-scale protoemics platform using its instruments, consumables, and informatics technologies. The company expects to release the full platform in the second half of this year.
Proteome has previously signed partnerships with Shimadzu Corporation and its subsidiary Kratos Analytical; Sigma Aldrich; and MicroFab Technologies.