The firms intend to combine Procognia's U-c fingerprint lectin array-based platform with PerkinElmer's Protein Array Workstation and ProScanArray HT. According to a joint statement, Procognia's U-c fingerprint technology requires no sample purification or pretreatment and allows for quantitative analysis of 20 samples in roughly 3 hours.
Sandra Rasmussen, business manager for functional genomics and proteomics at Perkin Elmer, said this is the first array on the market that allows for high-throughput analysis of glycosylated proteins.
"The beauty of this approach from a throughput perspective is that many of the conventional approaches require purification of proteins and digestion of peptides. With the Procognia array, no purification of protieins is required," she told GenomeWeb News.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.