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Userspace to Evaluate IPFlex Processor for Proteomics Research Project

NEW YORK, April 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Userspace has begun an evaluation of IPFlex's DAPDNA-2, a reconfigurable processor, for use in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored proteomics research project, the companies said today.


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 Japan last year, and began marketing it in the US in January. Userspace is the first US customer.


Specific terms of the companies arrangement were not disclosed.

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