In October, Userspace received a two-year NIH grant worth $394,000 to research and develop instrument routers for protein processing, the companies said. Real-time tagging and data modeling of mass spectrometry data is a central theme of this project, they added.
"With protein characterization now one of the cornerstones of systems biology, real-time mass spectrometry will spearhead the understanding of disease processes. This means tagging and searching of mass spectral data in real-time," Sanjaya Joshi, co-founder and CTO of Userspace, said in a statement. "The IPFlex DAPDNA platform would be evaluated as a flow-processor for this standardization."
Tokyo-based IPFlex first launched the processor in
Specific terms of the companies arrangement were not disclosed.