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Proteome Systems to Use MicroFab Ink-Jet Printer for Proteomics

NEW YORK, Nov 30 – Proteome systems will use ink-jet technology provided by Microfab of Plano, Tex. in its proteomics instrument platform, the companies announced late Thursday.

Microfab’s technology, Matrixjet, allows the user to dispense biologically active fluids and to control the number of fluids, the number of jets and the configuration and spacing of jets.

Proteome Systems of Sydney, Australia and Boston, which aims to conduct large-scale proteomics, is using the Matrixjet’s Matrix 10 printhead to print out chemicals for analysis. The printhead can dispense up to ten different fluids at once.

The two companies also plan to collaborate to develop new Matrixjet variations specifically for proteomics.  

This new agreement comprises part of Proteome Systems’ efforts to provide a complete line of proteomics services, including arrays, sample preparation, and characterization of proteins through mass spectrometry.

The parties did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

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